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National Health Award 2019
Health Newspaper (Swastha Khabar Patrika) select best health worker each year for health award, based on his or her contribution in rural health service. This year too, an annual health award ceremony was held on 4 September 2019, sponsored by National Health Magazine “Swastha Khabar Patrika” in order to recognize the contribution of people in specific areas of health.
Mr. Rajan Thapa-Auxiliary Health Worker of Bongadovan health post, received the Health Award 2019 under the category-Best Paramedic, honoring his remarkable contribution to health sector through exemplary execution of his duties as a paramedic and the support he provided in establishing a model health post in Bongadovan health post located in Tamankhola of Baglung district.
Speaking at the function, Mr. Thapa shared,” It was the continuous support received from various sectors including FAIRMED Foundation Nepal, that I was able to contribute something in the health sector. He further commented “without the support from FAIRMED, I would not have made a model health post in rural part of Baglung district and would not have been rewarded”.
FAIRMED has been implementing Rural health improvement project (RHIP) since July 2018 in Tamankhola rural municipality of Baglung in partnership with BYC Baglung. The funding support is from PORISTES foundation, Switzerland
Laboratory Support provided to Sisuwa Health Post-Kapilvastu
FAIRMED Foundation Nepal’s -“Essential Health Project(EHP)” in partnership with Kalika Self-Reliance Social Center(KSSC) organized a program to distribute tools and equipment’s for the laboratory of Sisuwa Health Post, Ward no-9, Kapilvastu. All the equipment’s were distributed as per the National Lab Service Operation guideline 2073. EHP distributed equipment’s worth NPR.99,243 which included :Centrifuge Machine-1,Calorimeter-1, Waterbath-1, VDRL Shaker-1, Hot Air Oven-1, Incubator-1, Micropipette-1, DC Counter-1, Glassware-2 set / Vacutainer-1 set. The distribution program was attended by ward Chairman, Municipality Health Co-ordinator, Chief of Sisuwa Health Post, Lab Assistant and staff of FAIRMED Foundation Nepal KSSC.
During the event ,Tulsi Ram Khanal, Senior Officer of FAIRMED said “The project distributed the equipments to improve service access and quality care to the community.”
While the Chief of Sisuwa Health Post Mr. Begpal Kurmi thanked FAIRMED for the support they have provided and further added that “These tools and equipment’s will be very useful for the health post to provide quality health service to people”.
Training of Trainers on Neglected Tropical Diseases(NTD's)
FAIRMED Nepal, through its Essential Health Project (EHP) organized a TOT on NTDs (Leprosy, LF, STH, and disability) for the selected Medical Officers, and Health workers from project targeted Hospitals and Primary Health Care Centers in close collaboration with the LCDMS/NTDS, Family Welfare Division, INF Pokhara (GP Hospital), and NLT, Lalgadh. Altogether 24 participants including six project staff from two of its projects, have been trained in NTD’s and disability and have, a part of staff capacity building in the area of NTDs.
The training participants will be mobilized to train health workers and FCHVs in the project areas to enable them integrate service delivery through early detection and treatment of NTDs while serving for MNH from the same point of delivery.
Formation of a consortium of organizations working in the field of Leprosy and NTDs
A memorandum of understanding was signed on 15 August 2019 among the six national and International organizations currently involved in the NPZL- NTDD. The members include: Damien Foundation Nepal, FAIRMED, Nepal, International Nepal Fellowship (INF), Pokhara, Nepal Leprosy Trust (NLT), The Leprosy Mission Nepal (TLMN), Satdobato, Until No Leprosy Remains (NLR) Nepal.
They have agreed to partner for resource mobilization and implementation of programs/projects related to Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) including Leprosy, and Disability in Nepal. This is an organizational membership based on loose network/partnership where members have decided to come together as part of their institutional responsibility to generate resources and complement during implementation in the specified thematic programs.
In-depth Review of Leprosy Control Programme and Envisioning Roadmap of Zero Leprosy, Nepal”
Ms. Nirmala Sharma, Country Coordinator of FAIRMED Nepal, participated in the “In-depth Review of Leprosy Control Programme and Envisioning Roadmap of Zero Leprosy, Nepal”. The review process was facilitated by the EDCD/MOHP in close collaboration with World Health Organization, Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, ILEP partners and Persons Affected by Leprosy. The review process started on 7th July with a briefing and sharing updates meeting followed by field visits and situation analysis. It concluded with the findings dissemination program on 17th July 2019.
The review process was facilitated by the leprosy Control and disability management Section, EDCD/MOHP and participated by officials from government, international organizations like WHO, Global Partnership for Zero Leprosy, and also by expert independent Consultants from various countries.
The main objectives of this review were to make an independent, comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the current leprosy situation, and leprosy elimination efforts in the new federalized context, and to provide an expert advice and sound recommendations for strengthening of leprosy services and its surveillance. Additionally, to serve as a midterm review of the implementation of the 2016-2020 National Leprosy Strategy, and to envision a roadmap to reach zero leprosy in Nepal.
The GON provided a certificate of appreciation for the collaborating organizations including FAIRMED Nepal which was not only a recognition for our roles in eradicating Leprosy, but also set a ground for FM’s formal entry into NTDs in Nepal.
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