PHASE Nepal started work in Community Health since its inception in 2006. Our health programmes exist in some of Nepal’s most remote and vulnerable communities, with a special focus on the mountainous western regions of Humla, Bajura and Mugu and the earthquake-devastated areas of Sindhupalchowk and Gorkha. Currently, we provide healthcare from our 13 health posts and outreach clinics across our project areas.
The main focus of the health programme is improving maternal and child health, with a focus on nutrition and on access to quality primary health care, which includes preventative (such as improving sanitation), promotive (such as education on hand-washing) and curative (supporting primary health care services).
We provide skilled human resources, essential medicines and vital equipment, and also train local stakeholders like Female Community Health Volunteers, Traditional healers.
PHASE Nepal also implements specific health projects for target groups, who have specific needs. In the western Karnali region, we work with construction workers building the Mugu-Humla Link Road to ensure their health and safety.
In Soru Rural Municipality, Mugu district we have started to provide physiotherapy services for persons living with disabilities and counseling to the families.
With the support from USAID and in partnership with the Independent Living Centre, Lalitpur, we are working to spread the independent living concept for the persons with disabilities, through awareness raising and advocacy campaign on disability rights and services, peer counseling, physiotherapy services, skill development training support on economic activities and assistive devices.