Health and Sanitation Activities in PLAN Bara/Rauthat Program Area and Installation of Tubewells and Construction of Family Toilets

PROJECT LOCATION Rauthat District
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 3
OTHER STAFF 3
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR PLAN International
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 18
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 18
START DATE (Month/Year) October 2000
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) March 2001
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 2,500,000
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Suresh Sharma, Engineer worked as the Program Coordinator and was responsible for the implementation, supervision and monitoring of the project activities.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

Poor sanitation, high incidence of water born diseases and lack of safe drinking water are some of the major health problems identified in rural areas of Nepal. The long- term vision of the project were to raise the level of awareness of the community people on sanitation and also to reduce the incidence of water born diseases and child mortality rate to improve the health and sanitation conditions of ten VDCs of Rauthat district. Two different but intra-linked components were implemented by CEAPRED. The first component envisages improving the understanding of health and sanitation needs through a series of training events for community members, elected leaders, teachers, community volunteers, health workers etc. The second component aimed at providing drinking water facilities, toilet facilities to PLAN’s families in the area through construction of community drinking water tube wells and family latrines.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

  • Mass awareness raising on health and sanitary practices
  • Training on health and sanitation
  • Training on pre and post-group formation, Users' Groups of various types
  • Training on participatory planning to VDC leaders, community leaders
  • Training to female community health volunteers and teachers
  • Training of the Trainers (TOT) for selected PLAN staff and other members of the community