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Hygiene Kit and Nutrition Support to Pregnant and Lactating Mothers

FAIRMED Foundation Nepal has been supporting the local government in its working areas in preparedness and response against COVID-19.

With limited resources and increasing number of migrant workers returning from India, the quarantine facilities in various provinces in Nepal are getting overcrowded and local government are facing challenges in management. It is important that pregnant and lactating mothers have adequate access to an appropriate dietary intake in the crisis situation and maintain hygiene to reduce the risk of infection.However,  the local government is not able to ensure the needs of these vulnerable groups in quarantines.Hence, to minimize the risk to these groups, FAIRMED with support from its implementing partner Kalika Self- Reliance Social Center (KSSC) distributed hygiene materials and nutrition supplement to pregnant & lactating mothers to 84 mothers (30 pregnant & 54 lactating mothers) at 38 Quarantine places & 2 Isolation centers of 16 municipalities of Kapilvastu, Rupendehi & Nawalparasi district.

Me and my husband faced tough situation while we were travelling with my 22 months’ child from Mumbai to home in Krishnanagar. With 6 months’ baby in my womb, I never thought it would be an easy journey. But after reaching here we all were put in quarantine and neither the facility nor us have been able to manage extra food and hygiene supply. Due to lack of nutritious food, I was feeling weak day by day and feeling anxious about health of my baby. I am very thankful to FAIRMED & KSSC for supporting these materials in such crucial time of my life and this will remain for long time in my memories" Pregnant women, Dayanagar quarantine facility, Ward-8, Krishnanagar Municipality, Kapilvastu

“We don’t have any separate provision of food supply for mothers and children in our quarantine facilities and they are treated as other normal people. Although we felt such kinds of need but we could not manage it due to lack of our resources in the Palika. The distribution of Hygiene kit and Nutrition materials undertaken by EHP project is an appreciative move and I am thankful to FAIRMED and KSSC for their valuable support in this crisis.” - Baiju Prsad Gupta, Chairperson Palhinandan RM, Nawalparasi West.