Community Health Initiatives Project

PROJECT LOCATION Baitadi District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 4
OTHER STAFF 17
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) through Canadian Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI) Nepal
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 176
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 748
START DATE (Month/Year) August 1998
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) March 2002
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 56,523,745
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Purna L. Shrestha and Mr. Bhuban Raj Bhatta were responsible for the implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The overall objective of the project's was to reduce the rate of chronic diseases and mortality of children (under five years of age) in poor and remote communities of Nepal. The project focused on improving sanitation and nutritional status reducing chronic respiration problems, eye infection and burns around the cooking area and enhancing the knowledge of the population on health and sanitation related issues, modifying/improving the health and sanitation related habits and enhancing their preventive behavior. The project was implemented in two wards of Dashrathchand Municipality and six VDCs of Baitadi district.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Kitchen Gardening
  • Sanitation Facilities through improved pit latrines and cooking stoves.
  • Basic health facilities both curative and preventive
  • Safe drinking water through the construction of drinking water systems
  • Health Literacy Classes
  • Positive Deviance Program and Nutrition, Education and Rehabilitation Sessions