Geographic coverage

Jhule, Mirge, Gairimudi and Hawa VDC of Dolakha District

Project duration April 2016 - March 2019
Budget EUR 107,300
Funding partner/s  Austrian Catholic Women’s Movement (KFB)
Target groups

Marginalised and earthquake affected women of SHG, children and adolescent girls.

 

 

Introduction

Improving Reproductive Health and Nutrition of Women as Earthquake Survivors in Nepal project is focusing on earthquake affected women and rural adolescent girls to make them aware of reproductive health and nutrition.

Objectives

To create awareness on reproductive rights and nutrition of rural women and adolescent girls.

Specific objectives:

- To improve the reproductive health status of rural women and adolescent girls,
- To enhance the health of women, children and marginalised people by promoting nutritious food and balanced diet, and
- To strengthen the capacity of community health workers in delivering reproductive health services to the rural women and adolescent girls.

Expected results

- Reconstructed health posts and birthing centres will have improved reproductive health and nutrition of earthquake survivors especially the women, adolescent girls and children;
- The enhanced health of women, children and marginalised people by improved intake of nutritious food and balanced diet in the project VDCs; and
- Strengthened capacity of health post/outreach clinic and
community health workers in delivering reproductive health services to the rural women and adolescent girls.

Key achievements (As of June 2016)

- Provided awareness and health services on reproductive health and nutrition to more than 2,000 rural women, and 3,000 adolescent girls by setting up 7 primary health care/outreach clinics in 3 VDCs.
- Increased institutional delivery of pregnant women which also improved safe delivery of pregnant women with the support of reward packages and project has been directly complementing government policy for promoting of intuitional delivery and reproductive health education to the adolescent girls.
- Importance of caring for reproductive health is being increased by the rural women and adolescent girls which is contributing to the better health of families in the rural areas. Similarly, the project is very effective in capacity building of health service providers especially health posts, CHVs and the rural women.