2021 Napier Awardee
ANGEL SHERPA - Pitzer College
In concern to improve health care in rural areas of Nepal, Angel proposes to establish a socio-culturally respectful telemedicine program in Simigaun, a remote Himalayan village in the Dolakha district of Nepal where there is no doctor. Partnering with and supported by the National Innovation Center (NIC) and the Pitzer in Nepal Program, she intends to work with engineers at the NIC to develop the first website/app in Nepal that will connect volunteer doctors in Kathmandu to patients in the village. She will then go to Simigaun with healthcare professionals to set up the telemedicine infrastructure and to facilitate communication between patients there and physicians in Kathmandu.