The project aims to reduce morbidity and mortality among women of reproductive age by improving the quality of clinical and community outreach family planning services and sustaining family planning and reproductive health supplies, services, and education activities in the project area. The project will also initiate adolescent education activities focused on HIV/AIDS and family planning.
CARE will partner with the Nepalese Ministry of Health, the Bajhang District Development Committee, the Nepal Red Cross, and Nepalese NGOs to engage the 30,263 inhabitants of 13 Village Development Communities in project activities. These activities will include training and quality improvement at health facilities and building the capacity of local volunteers, service providers, NGOs, and local government organizations for the delivery of quality reproductive health services and information. CARE will also collaborate with Save the Children/US and ADRA at the national and regional levels to share lessons from program implementation and promote increased capacity for supporting and implementing quality reproductive health programming among partners and the communities they serve.
Expanding & Strengthening Family Planning/Safe Motherhood Through a Partnership Program in Kailali District
This project will work in the Kailali district to expand and strengthen family planning and safe motherhood services, targeting 105,239 women of reproductive age. Save the Children will collaborate with a number of organizations, in particular with BASE, a Nepalese NGO, and the district public health office. The project will emphasize the integration and strengthening of family planning/safe motherhood interventions in the communities by providing family planning and antenatal and postpartum care through maternal and child health workers and volunteer health workers, with a strong newborn care component introduced through the Saving Newborn Lives project.
Major program components include the training of traditional birth attendants in family planning counseling, antenatal and postpartum care (including breastfeeding, safe delivery practices, and recognition of potential danger signs in pregnant mothers and newborns), and the strategic development of behavior change communications.
Initiation of Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health Activities in Three Municipalities of Kavre District
The project builds on existing family planning and reproductive health programs in the Kavre district and aims to build local networks and employ a social mobilization strategy to initiate adolescent sexual and reproductive health activities, improve the knowledge and skills of providers through training, and enhance the capacity of the district health office to increase access to quality adolescent sexual and reproductive health services.
The project will employ community awareness activities to sensitize the community, increase demand, and ensure sustainable demand for quality health care. ADRA will partner with the district health office, the sub-health post sub-committees, and the Nepal Red Cross Society and will work in the municipalities of Banepa, Dhulikhel, and Panauti, targeting approximately 12,367 adolescents.