Reflections, Learning, and Moving Forward
This has been a difficult year for us all and as the impact of COVID continues to spread, we have been confronted with the compounding effect this pandemic has had on inequities created by systems of oppression. While these systems of oppression are not new, recent events and demands for justice have prompted an increased sense of urgency for us all to take deliberate action to reflect, learn and reimagine the ways we can combat these inequities.
We know that these systems of oppression and the harm they cause cannot be transformed overnight. We are inspired by our collaborators and the communities with whom we partner to probe deeper into the uncomfortable questions required for the ongoing work of healing, learning and growing. We acknowledge that for us to realize our vision of everyone everywhere having access to high-quality healthcare, we must ground our work in evidence, inclusion, and equity, and we are committed to this learning and understanding.
We dedicate this annual report to the memory of Siddhartha Auji, an employee of Bayalpata Hospital who died of burns following self-immolation. As we grieve, we have a responsibility to honor his memory by doing the deep reflection and learning to understand how we can reimagine the ways we work. After over a decade of work in Nepal, there is a need to reflect on our past so we can look forward. We do so with humility in the face of complexity.
Despite the challenges we faced this year, we continue to be in awe and utmost gratitude to our partners. Your wisdom, investments, and belief that everyone deserves high-quality healthcare, moves us forward. This report will highlight some updates and we will continue to share spotlights on our learnings and work as the year progresses.
Thank you, as ever, for being with us on this journey.
To doing the work,
Possible Team and Board of Directors