Heart in Tibet

Your Online Guide to Humanitarian Aid Organizations
working in Tibetan Communities!

Health Care

Amrit Davaa World Health
Assistance Medicale 'Toit Du Monde'
International Trust for Traditional Medicine
Kashen-Beck Disease Foundation
Kunphen
Seva Foundation
Solutions in Action
Surmang Foundation
Tashi Palkhiel Australia
The Terma Foundation
Tibetan Healing Fund
Tibetan Aid Foundation
Yuthog Foundation for Tibetan Medicine

To provide sustainable humanitarian aid, health and wellness education and healthcare for children and families in need.  Designing, building and sustaining permanent healthcare facilities globally, and training the next generation of healthcare providers to serve in impoverished regions around the world.

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Amrit Davaa World Health

Address:  6322 DeLongpre, Ave., Hollywood, CA  90028, U.S.A.

Phone:  (323) 988-4051

Website:  http://www.amritdavaaworld.org/

E-mail:  info(at)amritdavaaworld.com

Since its inception in 1992, the association has carried out a medical skill during its missions through to the availability and the dedication of many doctors, pharmacists, and nurses.  Every year they provide care and treatment to underprivileged populations of Nepal and India.

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Assistance Medicale 'Toit Du Monde'

Address:  81, avenue du Marechal Joffre, 92000 Nanterre, FRANCE

Phone:  +33 (0) 47 24 78 59

Website:  http://www.amtm.org/

E-mail:  contact(at)amtm.org

 
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International Trust for Traditional Medicine (ITTM) is a public charitable Trust dedicated to the study and research of Indo-Tibetan and allied medical systems.

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Kashin-Beck Disease Fund (KBDF) is an international, independent, non-profit organization that provides medical humanitarian assistance to more than 50,000 people living in around 100 villages in the Tibet Autonomous Region.  Its mission is to provide assistance to Tibetans living in Kashin-Beck disease endemic areas, with the goals of alleviating the pain caused by Kashin-Beck disease; implementing appropriate and sustainable prevention programs; and researching the causes of the disease.

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Kashin-Beck Disease Fund (KBDF)

Contact:  Lorna Chiu (USA)

Address:  225 Dimmick Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90291, U.S.A.

Phone:  +1-310-200-8388

Website:  http://www.kbdfoundation.org/

E-mail:  info(at)kbdfund.org

KUNPHEN, literally means universal Benevolence.  It is the first and only Tibetan non-government organization (NGO) that provides programs focusing on treatment and care for alcohol and drug abuse.  Apart from that the center also provides assistance in human resource development and HIV/AIDS by promoting education and carrying out awareness campaigns in Tibetan communities.  The center is based in Dharamsala, North India and is registered under the Indian Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860.

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KUNPHEN

Address:  Kunphen, near delek clinic, Bhagsu Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamsala, Distt. Kangra H.P., PIN - 176219, India

Phone:  +91-01892-220565

Website:  http://www.kunphen.org/

E-mail:  kunphen(at)mail.com

kunphenk(at)yahoo.com

 

Working in nine countries in addition to the United States, Seva Foundation supports projects in the area of health and wellness, community development, environmental protection and cultural preservation.  Seva currently works to prevent blindness and restore sight in India, Nepal, Tibet, Cambodia, Bangledesh, Egypt, Tanzania and Guatemala as well as supporting Native American projects across the U.S.

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SEVA Foundation

Address:  1786 Fifth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710, U.S.A.

Phone:  (510) 845-7382, 1-877-764-7382

Fax:  510-845-7410

Website:  http://www.seva.org/

E-mail:  info(at)seva.org

Since 1995, we have offered our support to the Tibetan community in exile through environmental health education, such as our "Toxic Exposure Prevention" workshops and trainings and our "Emergency Fund" set up to help Tibetans in extreme need situations.  We do so only upon request of Tibetan organizations and individuals.

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Solutions in Action

Address:  P.O. Box 266, Williams, OR 97544, U.S.A.

Phone:  (541) 951-3204

Website:  http://www.solutionsinaction.com/

E-mail:  karen(at)solutionsinaction.com  info(at)solutionsinaction.com

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Surmang Foundation operates a high-quality primary clinic in the Surmang region of Qinghai, China.  It was the Foundations first major project and remains at the core of our other intiatives.  Since construction was finished on our clinic facilities in 1996, we have treated more than 120,000 patients for free.

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Surmang Foundation

Contact:  Lee Weingrad  

Address:  13536 Gold Hills Rd., Boulder, CO 80302, U.S.A. or Tianzhu Gardens/Tiantai Bldg. 1, Entr. 4, #202, Beijing 101312, PR China

Phone:  U.S.: (888) 439-9991, ext. 101  China: +86-10-6456-0920, China mobile:  +86-138-0138-8255

Fax:  +86-10-6456-1473

Website:  http://www.surmang.org/

E-mail:  info(at)surmang.org  leeweingrad(at)surmang.org  

We are an independent, non-political, non-religious organization.  Our focus is the preservation of Tibetan Culture in Exile.  We provide Dental and Medical services to Tibetan and Nepali communities

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Tashi Palkhiel Australia

Address:  P.O. Box 9108, Wyndham, NSW 2550, Australia

Phone:  +61-2-9264-5195

The Terma Foundation is a non-sectarian, non-governmental organization (NGO), which has been working in the Tibet Autonomous Region and adjacent provinces of China since 1993.  Terma is the longest-running US-based NGO working in the TAR.  The Terma Foundation implements public health programs including nutrition, education, primary and preventive health care, aknowledging traditional belief systems, and integrating low-tech, low-cost western technology where appropriate.

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The Terma Foundation

Address:  799 Main Street, Suite J, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019, U.S.A.

Phone:  (650) 712-8413

Website:  http://www.terma.org/

E-mail:  terma(at)terma.org  

The Tibetan Aid Foundation supports health care and education in rural Tibetan communities.  The Foundation is dedicated to raising funds to establish sustainable health care clinics and to support educational programs in rural Tibetan communities in the PRC.  The Tibetan Aid Foundation is a non-profit, non-political and tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization.  TAF is a grassroots humanitarian organization, based in Ojai, CA, USA.

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Tibetan Aid Foundation

Address:  P.O. Box 1112, Ojai, CA 93024, U.S.A.

Phone:  (805) 646-2704

Website:  http://www.tibetanaid.org/

E-mail:  info(at)tibetanaid.org

 
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Tibetan Healing Fund (THF) is a not-for-profit humanitarian organization established to improve primary healthcare and education for rural Tibetan children, women and their families in the Tibetan regions of Amdo, Kham and U-Tsang.  THF was created in response to the needs expressed by Tibetan communities in P.R. China and the vision of Dr. Kunchok Gyaltsen, a Tibetan medical doctor and Buddhist Monk.  Tibetan Healing Fund is an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in the state of Washington.

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Tibetan Healing Fund

Address:  819 North 49th Street, #105, Seattle, Washington 98103, U.S.A.

Phone:  (206) 624-7966

Website:  http://www.tibetanhealingfund.org/

E-mail:  info(at)tibetanhealingfund.org  

 
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The Yuthog Foundation for Tibetan Medicine was founded for the purpose of preservation and development of traditional Tibetan medicine.  We are engaged in the education and training of Tibetan doctors in rural areas of Ladakh and promote the exchange of experiences to solve problems with respect to use and identification of medicinal plants.  In connection with our activities we are leading herbal excursions and trekking tours designed for western people.

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Yuthog Foundation for Tibetan Medicine

Contact:  Amchi Tsewang Smanla

Address:  P.O. Box #101, Ladakh (India)

Phone:  +91-1982-252708

Website:  http://www.yuthog.org/