Possible is a nonprofit healthcare company that delivers high-quality, low-cost healthcare to the world's rural poor. Since 2008, our team has treated over 387,000 patients in rural Nepal through government hospitals, community-level clinics, and a network of community health workers while maintaining a price point of less than $20 per patient per capita. We are pioneering a new approach, called durable healthcare, that brings together the best of private, public, and philanthropic models.
Possible was founded in 2006, after then Yale medical student Jason Andrews traveled to rural Nepal, finding himself in a region where 260,000 people lived without a clinician and infrastructure had been destroyed by a 10-year civil war. After transforming an abandoned grain shed into a clinic in 2008, Possible entered into a formal contractual partnership with the Nepali Ministry of Health and Population to renovate and scale-up services at nearby Bayalpata Hospital. Prior to formally opening in 2009, Bayalpata Hospital had laid abandoned for 30 years, leaving surrounding communities without access to healthcare.
In January 2016, through a public-private partnership with the Nepali Ministry of Health, Possible took over management of a second hospital, Charikot Hospital, in Dolakha, a district with 186,000 people. This district was at the epicenter of the 2015 earthquakes that hit Nepal and over 40% of the population had lost access to existing public healthcare infrastructure.
Possible has been consistently ranked as a top performing nonprofit by external evaluators. In 2011, Possible (formerly Nyaya Health) was ranked by GiveWell as a Standout Organization - a distinction offered to only 1% of over 800 organizations examined - for our ability to reach Nepal's poorest with "unusual transparency." We are ranked in philosopher Peter Singer's The Life You Can Save list as a "Top 10 Most Effective Charity" for two consecutive years. And we have received GuideStar Gold recognition for demonstrating our commitment to transparency.
Possible is a nonprofit healthcare company that delivers high-quality, low-cost healthcare to the poor.
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