The Hospital and Rehabilitation Center for Disabled Children (HRDC) in Nepal treats an average of 17,000 disabled kids every year, with surgery (1,400/year), prosthetic limbs (3,500/year), mobile health camps, and community-based rehabilitation.
Founder Dr. Ashok Banskota and HRDC have provided over 62,000 children with life saving medical care and services, and their work has been recognized by The World of Children Award (US) and The STARS Impact Award (UK).
Just outside Kathmandu, HRDC is a 74-bed hospital within view of the snowcapped Himalayan Mountains. HRDC provides medical services to any disabled child in need. Here in this warm and caring environment disabled children and their families are given new hope.
In addition to surgery, HRDC pioneered the introduction of the Ponseti Technique – which corrects clubfeet without complex surgery – in Nepal, which has reduced both physical pain and financial cost of clubfoot intervention in children under four.
Their work is life changing for children with disabilities, their families and communities. They aim for nothing less than complete equality, and they are well on the way to providing that for thousands.