who we are
medihimal is a non-profit organisation that provides development aid in the Tibetan and Buddhist culture area.
It covers medical aid as well as support in the fields of general infrastructure and education, particularly in the very remote areas of the Himalayas.
Our aim is to secure the future of the people – and especially the children - of that region.
One of our major aims is the effective concurrence of both the Tibetan and the Western Medicine. We encourage and support the collaboration of Tibetan and Western health professionals and local Health Post Workers, especially in undeveloped regions of the Himalayas.
Why is this so important? The people of the mentioned regions often do not have any possibilities to get medical counsel or aid if injured or diseased. Usually it takes many days’ marches to reach a doctor or a hospital. In order to increase the coverage of health care, medihimal sets up and supports local Health Posts and hospitals. Furthermore, we support the Tibetan Medicine by providing means of medical education to nuns and monks in local monasteries.
Since we believe that acute help is only one branch of sustainable development aid, we also focus on a wide range of projects regarding health care in the broader sense, such as preventive means of hygiene and health provision, infrastructural measures like projects concerned with water supply and sewage, forestation, energy supply as well as educational aid.
All our projects are bound to the principle of „helping people to help themselves“.