Popularizing Vitamin A through Fruits and Vegetable Project

PROJECT LOCATION Dhankuta and Terhathum Districts
PROFESSIONAL STAFF 2
OTHER STAFF 8
NAME OF CLIENT/DONOR Helen Keller International (HKI)
NO. OF PROFESSIONAL MAN MONTHS 90
NO. OF OTHER MAN MONTHS 360
START DATE (Month/Year) January 1996
COMPLETION DATE (Month/Year) September 1999
APPROX. VALUE OF SERVICES NRs. 3,665,700
NAME OF ASSOCIATION FIRM, IF ANY:  
NO. OF MAN-MONTHS OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF PROVIDED BY ASSOCIATED FIRM: Not Applicable

NAME OF SENIOR STAFF

Mr. Devendra Prasad Yadav, Mr. Madhav Lal Shrestha and Mr. Badri Prasad Yadav were the Project Coordinators and responsible for the implementation of the project. They were also involved in supervising the field activities and writing reports.

NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF PROJECT

The overall objective of this Project was to educate the target population about the importance of Vitamin - A and increase the area under vitamin A rich vegetables and fruits. This project was implemented at selected wards of Parewadin and Murtidhunga Village Development Committee of Dhankuta District.

The specific objectives of the project were 1) to raise awareness among community members about the importance of production and consumption of Vitamin A rich vegetables and 2) educate the target population in the preparation of vegetables and 3) identify and refer acute cases of Vitamin-A deficiency related diseases to district health posts for treatment.

DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES PROVIDED

CEAPRED provided Project Leader, support staff and logistic support to the Project.