December 6, 2019

About Us

The Binaytara Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit established in October 2007 with the goal of bringing positive changes to people’s lives by promoting health and education. As individuals who were born and raised in Nepal and edified by the education and work experience both in Nepal and in the United States, co-founders Dr. Binay Shah and Tara Shah envision a world where every human being has access to cutting-edge, evidence-based, and culturally appropriate health care services.

Mission Statement: The Binaytara Foundation aims to improve healthcare in resource poor communities and improve cancer care worldwide by educating healthcare providers and community members, advocating for better access to care, and innovating program models and services that improve access to care.

We have provided more than 100 hours of continuing medical education to physicians in the pacific northwest through our annual hematology/oncology and cancer disparity conferences. These conferences reign some of the top experts in the field of oncology to the region to discuss the latest developments in the field with community oncologists and other providers in Washington, Idaho and other areas in the pacific northwest.

We achieve our mission by collaborating and partnering with individuals, non-profits, governments, corporations, foundations, and other supporters. In 2013, we partnered with the government of Nepal and the University of Illinois at Chicago to establish Nepal’s first bone marrow transplant center at Civil Service Hospital. This partnership brought a low-cost bone marrow transplant service to the 27 million people of Nepal. Similarly, our partnership with the government of Madhya Pradesh in India brought hospice and palliative care services to the 73 million people of that state. We established the Binaytara Foundation Cancer Center in Janakpur Nepal in December 2018 that will provide cancer care to nearly 20 million people of that region. 

Since its inception, the Binaytara Foundation has embraced advocacy, education, and innovation to bridge the gap in healthcare delivery, especially in resource-poor communities. Our values of Benevolence (doing good), Transparency (doing good responsibly), and Friendship (doing good together) guide our actions. The Binaytara Foundation leadership consists of highly accomplished and deeply committed individuals eager to make a difference in people’s lives.

Our volunteers, donors, supporters, and staff are capable and highly motivated to aid the Binaytara Foundation’s initiatives to reduce the disparities in cancer health, to improve the quality of life of terminally-ill patients, and to improve access to high quality cancer care both in the United States and abroad. With continued support from individuals, corporations, and partners, the Binaytara foundation is in a strong position to achieve its mission through its highly impactful projects.