ASHA in Asia

Since 1959, ASHA has awarded about $127 million in assistance to various private institutions in Asia.

ASHA-assisted institutions have contributed to the academic and medical infrastructure of several countries in Asia, including China, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Thailand. The impact of these projects has increased the number and quality of institutions of higher learning, hospital centers, and clinics in Asia.

One of the first institutions to receive an ASHA grant in Asia was The Nancy Fulwood Hospital in Pakistan--a medical institution that began as a clinic and developed into a full general hospital serving about 40,000 patients annually.

Private institutions providing academic training at the undergraduate and graduate levels have been supported through the ASHA program, offering programs in:

  • Liberal arts
  • Business
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Sciences 

Many alumni of these institutions are now key decision makers in their respective fields.

ASHA grants have also contributed to improvements in the socio-economic livelihoods of the communities served and increased mutual understanding between the people of the United States and countries in Asia.


For more information on ASHA in Asia email Andrea Molfetto at

Last updated: September 13, 2013

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