Sharing the Future

Digital Solutions for Healthcare Access: Nepal

Creating the future together. Inspiring stories of projects by Japanese people working with communities in developing countries with new ideas and efforts to help solve issues.

In Nepal, the average life expectancy is 71 years, and 3% of infants die before the age of 5. Contributing factors are poor access to sufficient medical care in mountainous and remote areas and medical records that are often mistreated or lost, asking doctors to perform without their patients' accurate treatment history. To improve this situation, a Japanese NPO ASHA, led by President Nin Yoshifumi, teams up with a local NGO and IT company to develop a medical app to protect people's health. This program follows their operation taking off in a remote area 400 kilometers from the capital.