PHASE Nepal’s health activities in numbers July to October 2015

Health education in remote Bajura district by PHASE Nepal staff

Health education in remote Bajura district by PHASE Nepal staff

Despite damage from the earthquake in some areas, health activities have continued in all five PHASE project districts. Compiled by Urmila and Sunita in the Kathmandu office, the following numbers have been reported by the frontline staff in this period.

Updates 2-1

PHASE Nepal health staff vaccinating child in Kashigaun, Gorkha

Main activities:

Across all five project areas:

  • 30,342 patients (include ANC, PNC, family planning, delivery and new-born examination) were seen at outreach clinics and health posts. 26,353 of these were sick patients that received treatment for an illness, the remainder came for health promotion activities (family planning, maternal care etc).
  • 38% of patients were under 18
  • 1,391 men and 1,843 women received contraception services and 600 men and women attended birth control counselling
  • 393 antenatal checks were performed
  • 144 babies were delivered in these three months attended by a PHASE health professional. 26 of these were complicated births
  • 176 new born examinations were carried out
  • 8 uterus prolapse cases were treated in three months.
  • In Humla there were 5 tooth extractions carried out, 19 deliveries attended by health staff and 24 newborn examinations.
  • In Sindhupalchowk a higher percentage of patients were under 18 (57%). 224 women had the contraceptive injection and 3 babies were delivered by PHASE health staff.
  • In Bajura 88 babies were delivered by PHASE staff, significantly more than in any other PHASE project areas. This is because there is a dedicated birthing centre in the area. 19 of these deliveries had complications.
Update 2-2

PHASE nurse Sangita attending to a new-born baby in Maila, Humla district

Health education programmes and other health promotion activities were also carried out across all 5 project districts, the table below shows the activities and number of people that benefitted.

ACTIVITY Time Male Female   Total
Health programme management committee meeting 37 411 214 625
Village cleaning programme 66 478 1114 1592
Door to door health education programme 286 1547 2344 3891
Female Community Health Volunteer Meeting 44 89 518 607
School Health Education programme 66 796 989 1,785
Community Health Education programme 81 521 1,149 1,670
Clinic Health education programme 113 633 1,054 1,687
Support to immunization programme 43 459 516 975
Village Cleaning Committee Formation 4 107 52 159
Village Cleaning Committee Meeting 33 259 413 672
Mother in law Committee Formation 1 0 25 25
Mother in law Committee Meeting 72 175 1,727 1,902
Extra Activities, including public audit, FCHV – female community health worker – day celebration, drama 26 852 929 1,781
Sarbotam Pitho Exhibition (super flour making) 21 37 414 451
Albendazole Distribution (de-worming tablets) 6 899 945 1,844