Although Nepal has made progress in working to improve the health of its citizens, the health status of some ethnic groups is still low, including the Chepang, the most marginalized community. Residents of this community live in miserable conditions in remote parts of the Makwanpur district – one of the most harshly earthquake-hit districts. With the colossal loss due to the 2015 earthquakes, even basic achievements are at risk. To prevent further deterioration of health services, Project HOPE is working to improve the health of mothers and children through the “Better Access and Services Provision to Improve Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health Nutrition and Hygiene Service.”
Project HOPE responded to the massive 2015 earthquakes in Nepal by immediately deploying a team of medical volunteers to help survivors and coordinating the delivery of multiple shipments of urgently needed medicines. Our work in Nepal continues with a new long-term program to bring better health to mothers and children impacted by the earthquake.
In the aftermath of the two massive earthquakes that hit Nepal in 2015, Project HOPE:
- Sent 15 medical volunteers who helped care for 1,522 patients in the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes
- Delivered more than $15.8 million of urgently needed medicines and supplies
- Beneiftted 231,976 patients with donated medicines and supplies
- Initiated a long-term program to improve the health of women and children impacted by the earthquakes
21-year-old Pramila was pregnant with her second child and was anxious. Her first delivery was a fearful experience because she didn’t have the medical support she needed.
New program will increase access to maternal, neonatal and child health services, especially of the marginalized and underserved populations in Nepal.
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