Health Infrastructure Reconstruction After Quake - HIRA
As a result of the devastating earthquake of 25th April, followed by a major aftershock on 12th May, more than 600 health institutions in the fourteen hard hit districts (Gorkha, Dhadhing, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Makawanpur, Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kavreplanchowk, Sindhupalchok, Dolakha, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Sindhuli) have suffered severe infrastructural damages. This damage to the physical infrastructure has substantially disrupted health service delivery in those districts. In the aftermath of the earthquake, it has been a challenge for the government to restore proper health services in the damaged health facilities. In many locations, the government as well as relief aid agencies have erected temporary sheds, with an expected lifespan of a few months, to resume the health service delivery. While these structures have proven to be very effective for immediate response, they cannot be relied on for long term service delivery and long term infrastructure solutions are required. In this emergency situation, we have to ensure that these long term infrastructure solutions can be quickly setup, are environmentally friendly, as well as cost-effective.
In this regard, of the total 32 completely damaged health post, this project supported by Japan Platform aims to restore four health service facilities in 4 VDC’s of Kavrepalanchowk district. After the completion of the construction, these health posts were handed over to the community.
Donor: Japan Platform, ADRA Japan
Duration: 5 months (2016)