Himalayan Health, Research, and Education Foundation (HHREF) is dedicated to promoting research, innovation and endeavours in health, education and the environment. The Foundation begins its work by awarding public health workers, educators and activists who are change agents in societies with innovative ideas, research or endeavours. The Foundation awards innovators or educators who have contributed to improving public health, education and the environment in rural or remote areas of Nepal. The awards recognize the contribution of individuals or institutions in public health and education through their innovations and commitments to achieve goals of ‘health for all, ‘education for all’ and ‘resilient environment’.
The Foundation is a profit, non-distributing company based in Kathmandu and Dang.
Innovation and research are paramount to achieving health for all, education for all and a resilient environment in Nepal.
Promote and support innovation, research and endeavours that improve public health, education and a resilient environment in Nepal, especially in rural Nepal.
Accountability – We take ownership of our actions, ensuring integrity and transparency with the highest ethical standards.
Innovation – We constantly attempt to define the standard of excellence in everything we promote. Therefore, we are open to new ideas that differ from conventional practices and drive innovation.
Inclusion – We treat all people with respect, dignity and justice. We advance ethnic and gender equality and address inequities. Excellence – We aspire to the highest level of performance and create a space and process to learn from successes and failures.
We promote research and innovation in public health, education and the environment through the followings:
A. Award individuals and/or institutions
Every year, the Himalayan Health, Research, and Education Foundation (HHREF) awards three individuals or institutions who have contributed to public health and education with their innovative initiatives or ideas.
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B. Updates on recent advances in Public Health and Education
- News, updates and opportunities
- Webinars and workshops on recent advances in public health and education
- Panel discussions with experts on current topics.
C. Promotion of research, development and innovation in public health and education in Nepal
The HHREF intends to expand its awards to various categories and support research, development and innovation in public health and education.
D. Internship or apprenticeship in the Foundation or its affiliated institutes