With only 1.3% of the population being fully vaccinated and no production capability Nepal desperately needs vaccines. With the highest transmission rate in the world and an overstretched healthcare system, countrywide vaccination is the only way to lower the rate of infection. Along with this 4 % of the population have had one dose of Covishield vaccine which is the Astrazeneca Vaccine. Therefore we urgently need Astrazeneca vaccines for the second dose or else we will need both doses of other vaccines for the majority of our population.

What we are doing

We have created a petition and social media campaign to reach the people in power who can influence decisions around sending vaccine surplus and vaccine donations. Our change petition reached over 39,000 signatories.

How you can help:

  1. Amplify the vaccines4nepal campaign by using the #Vaccines4Nepal and tag the @alliance4nep
  2. Help us show the public face of the covid crisis in Nepal. Please share your personal stories using the hashtag (#vaccines4nepal). Tag the following
    • US Embassy Nepal (@USEmbassyNepal)
    • US Ambassador to Nepal (@USAmbNepal),
    • Department of State (@StateDept) and the Secretary of State (@SecBlinken)
  3. What kinds of stories could you share?
    • Stories about people in Nepal that are impacted by covid
    • Stories about people in Nepal doing amazing things to tackle the covid crisis
    • Stories about friends and families in the US and Nepal working together/missing each other through CoVID
    • Fun memories of people in the US about traveling/working in Nepal and vice versa
  4. Need some ideas for what to share. Click here.


Currently there are a lot of efforts happening to tackle the resource issues around oxygen supply and distribution, medical supply, availability of hospital beds, isolation center occupancy and much more. However there is a lack of real time data around the availability of resources, the gaps, the timeline of delivery, location and the exact needs. Additionally there is a gap in understanding the resource supply chain and the bottlenecks within different areas of the supply and distribution channels. Along with this there is a lack of data around human resources and capabilities who can be allocated to fill in the current gaps.

What we are doing

We have a team of data analysts and data scientists who are willing to volunteer and create a real-time data platform that enables different players to cooperate to fill the current demands. We are working with both grassroot level organisation and high level decision-makers to collaborate on tackling this data issue.

How you can help:

  1. Please contact us
    • If you are an entity (such as Hospitals, surge centers, isolation centers, clinics) that is in need of supplies and resources
    • If you are an entity who is supplying key resources needed for the covid crisis
    • If you are an entity who is working on data and would like to collaborate
    • If you’d like to volunteer your expertise in data and programing

Welfare Fund for Frontline Workers

All the frontline workers are tirelessly working and exposing themselves to high covid transmission risk situations. If the frontline worker, whether it be medical staff, maintenance workers or other support staff, contract covid while working in the surge/isolation centers and need medical treatment, this welfare fund will reimburse the cost of their medical bills related to covid of upto 1 lakh NRP. This welfare fund will be for 4 months to cover for the 3 months of duty and 1 month post duty medical treatments. 

How can you help:

We are in talks with professionals in the banking and finance industry to set up this welfare fund through their corporate social responsibility fund. If you are able to help set up this fund either through network, financial support or provide expertise in actuarial science please contact us at

Training on Protocols and Evidence-Backed Medical Knowledge Sharing

The Alliance’s doctors and scientific committee have created various protocols and training to ensure that Covid related treatments are following the best practices from experience around the globe. 

How can you help:

  1. If you are a frontline worker you can join our upcoming sessions which are shared on our facebook page:
  2. You can share this around to your network of frontline workers all over the country. 

Biomedical Support

Currently there is a massive inflow of oxygen concentrators (200 concentrators arrived in the first two weeks of May and 400 are being imported)  without after sales service. Along with this the biomedical team within MoHP is not well resourced to fix the broken plants and other devices.

Food Assistance

With the current lockdown, daily wage workers and other families from disadvantaged backgrounds are unable to afford the basic food needs. At the moment we are gathering 200 packets of food to distribute within Kathmandu valley to families in need by Friday 21st of May. However the need is much higher. So we are working with government schools and wards to map out the food assistance needs and how we can best support those in need.

How can you support:

  1. You can create food packets (for average 4 to 5 people - list below) and drop them off at Nawa Asha Giri (on google maps as Niten Memorial School Gate) who will distribute them to those in need around Kathmandu Valley.
  2. As we are connecting with government schools to figure out data on food assistance needs if you are able to connect us with government schools in your locality please email us at
  3. If you are a grocery store owner/worker and would be willing to donate or give food assistance at cost price please share your contact details with us via email where we can order from your store for these packages.

Food packet guidance:

(would cost approximately 1600 NRP and feed a family of 5 for 20 days)


As we are working on several different ways to help tackle the current covid crisis, there are a few key areas which we are trying to advocate for:

  1. Prioritize need for vaccines
  2. Prioritize need for oxygen plants and supply chain expertise
  3. Equitable distribution of medical equipment and staff
  4. Data centralisation and co-sharing

If you are also working in these areas and would like to collaborate or amplify our message please contact us.