60 Community health workers receive health care kits

60 community health workers (CHWs) in Chitwan and Rupandehi districts have been provided with health care kits. The kits were distributed in presence of Dr. Ram Kumar Karki, District Livestock Services Office (DLSO) and Mr. Madhusudan Koirala, District Public Health Office (DPHO) in Chitwan district and Dr. Gandhi Raj Upadhyay, DLSO and Mr. Tanka Prasad Chapagain in Rupandehi district. The CHWs received training on primary veterinary and medical services on August 2015 with the One Health Asia Program (OHAP), implemented in Nepal by ANSAB in partnership with Relief International and financial assistance from the European Union. The medical kit consisting of basic veterinary health care equipment, personal protective equipment and mobile phones along with microscope and portable cool box for the community level paravets and bicycles to the female community health volunteers were distributed after refresher trainings in March 2016. It is expected that the kits provided at the community level will ease the basic primary care and treatment at the community level.

Female community health volunteers with the healthcare kits and bicycles

Community level paravets with the healthcare kits including microscope and portable cool box

OHAP is being implemented in Banke, Rupandehi and Chitwan districts and a total of 90 CHWs received training. Medical kits will be provided to the CHWs in Banke district in early April.