Beneficiaries are small global health organizations which receive donations from editors and from partnering companies. In exchange for the donations they receive, they provide significant value-added to EEA and to our partnering companies. To qualify as a beneficiary, they must meet the following characteristics:
1) develops innovative solutions to local health problems of global significance
2) works directly with poor communities to achieve these solutions
3) is open-source; that is, any innovations they make are licensed by a creative commons license or are otherwise made freely available in some electronic format
4) has at least two members directly involved with EEA as editors
5) provides full and transparent accounting of their operating principles and budget.
6) utilizes the internet effectively to engage donors and other supporters in their work.
Additionally, to achieve accountability and transparency, these beneficiaries identify a campaign prior to the start of the collaboration and are subject to provide the following reports:
1) a written projection of immediate goals and explanation of progress indicators
2) quarterly updates of how our donations were used, addressing the projected immediate goals and data on the associated dollar amounts for each goal
3) annual report of the organization
4) media materials (video, text, photos) of the processes and people involved in the work
5) complete financial documents and budget of the organization
Nyaya Health is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization working to improve the health of poor communities in Nepal through the provision of medical and public health services. They operate a maternal and child health clinic in the town of Saphe Bagar, Achham in the remote region of Far Western Nepal. Achham is one of the poorest and least developed districts in the country, and shoulders some of Nepal's highest HIV and maternal mortality rates. Following a decade-long civil conflict, the health infrastructure of Accham has been ravaged. It is home to 250,000 people who are served by only one doctor. Through the innovative application of epidemiological methodologies, information and communication technologies, and accountable community-based management structures, Nyaya Health develops scalable models for expanding health equity and access to marginalized populations.
Nyaya Health was EEA's first beneficiary. Using the seed funds generated by EEA, Nyaya Health opened a medical clinic
in the conflict-affected, impoverished district of Achham, Nepal, where citizens live on less than 50 cents a day. Prior to the opening of the clinic, the region of 250,000 people was served by only a single doctor. In their first two months of operation, Nyaya Health's staff treated over 2500 patients, many of whom were accessing the fruits of biomedical research for the first time. Nyaya Health is also a transparent, open-source organization that makes publicly available both its operating documents
and its budget
Learn more on how to apply to become a beneficiary of EEA.