BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES
Health is at the heart of so much of the world’s poverty and suffering. When communities don’t have enough food, when they depend on unsafe water sources, when they don’t have access to reliable health support, every life suffers.
What we do
ADRA Nepal works with communities through our community and health strengthening approaches; with the government bodies through advocacy, demand generation, capacity building; and with our peers to empower effective partnerships.
Our programmes include Maternal and Newborn Health, Family Planning, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and COVID-19 Support.
Health Reform Project
The Health Reform Project, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, tackles child malnutrition and public health concerns in Bardiya, Nepal. This 3-year initiative aims to reform the health status of residents through sustainable nutrition and an improved water sanitation environment using multifaceted approaches such as improving administrative governance, infrastructure development and increasing awareness of local people and government employees, leading to a healthier Bardiya.
UNFPA Project 2023
UNFPA Project 2023 is working with government to strengthen national supply planning to improve the governments health system. Supply chains supports health system strengthening from forecasting to overall logistics management by ensuring last mile assurance. The project aims to create a more strategic approach to meet the needs of the hardest-to-reach women and girls for modern contraceptives while ensuring regular commodities supplies along with bolstering logistic management system.
Maternal Health and Child Nutrition Project
Maternal, Child Health and Nutrition Project, funded by ADRA Netherlands, is improving health outcomes for young children and pregnant and lactating mothers in the Mahottari district of Madhesh Pradesh, where there are high levels of malnutrition. Through this project, we are providing technical assistance at the national level and strengthening screening and growth monitoring services at the local level by providing ‘anthropometric nutrition assessment’ equipment, infrastructure upgradation to stablish nutrition corner centre(NCC) and outpatient therapy centre (OTC) and training to health facilities. We are also educating mothers about nutrition and breastfeeding and working with the local agriculture sector to enable access to locally available foods to diversify diets among poor, food insecure, and vulnerable households.
Women’s Health and Immunization Support for Health Project is supported by Australian Aid and ADRA International. We are reaching women through health camps to provide them with reproductive health services focused on the screening, treatment, and follow up care for pelvic organ prolapse and cervical cancer. The health camp model helps us reach women in extremely poor communities or those who face discrimination. They often cannot attend government services or do not realize they can seek help for their symptoms. Currently, 8 camps are planned with the target to reach 4000 beneficiaries. The project will also raise awareness of women’s health issues and their prevention in the target communities by developing school health champions.