Friends of Nepal Ambulance Service (Friends of NAS) is now a UK registered charity initially established in 2012 by a group of doctors, charity workers and media professionals with the primary aim of providing financial, logistical and training support to the Nepal Ambulance Service (NAS).

100% Volunteer Organisation

Friends of NAS was granted charitable status by the Charity Commission in 2015. Friends of NAS is a 100% volunteer organisation operating out of privately owned work spaces generously provided without cost. After accounting for modest promotional and fundraising costs, nearly 99% of all donations to Friends of NAS are used to directly support NAS.

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FoNAS Committee members Dr Matt Doe and Dr Euan Stirling along with NAS Executive Director Dr Kulesh Thapa visiting the London Air Ambulance.

International Partners

Friends of NAS works in collaboration with two other international organizations: (i) Stanford Emergency Medicine International in California (SEMI), which provides EMT training to NAS; and (ii) Regio 144, a small ambulance company near Zurich that contributes operational costs and refresher training for a NAS ambulance and its crew in Chitwan near the Indian border. Alongside a handful of private and corporate donors including the Nick Simons Foundation, Friends of NAS, SEMI and Regio 144 constitute NAS’ lifeline to survival. As of yet, there is no institutional or government support for NAS.


Nepal Ambulance Service is the first and only fully professional pre-hospital emergency medicine provider in Nepal. It is the only ambulance service that operates a 3 digit toll-free phone number and screens incoming calls in its telephone dispatch centre.


Your support is crucial to Friends of NAS UK’s efforts to assist ‘Nepal Ambulance Service.

We thank you for your support.