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Community Health Initiative Project (CHI Project)

Donor: CECI Asia
The project goal was to reduce the rate of chronic disease and mortality of children (under 5 years of age) in poor and remote communities of Nepal

The aim of the project was to establish, within communities themselves, awareness and sustainable preventative health attitudes, sanitation habits and behaviors. More specifically, the project tried to enhance the health and sanitary conditions of the targeted communities and enable community members, especially women to take charge of their village health and sanitation habits through self health monitoring and preventative behaviors. This project was implemented in the same districts as CBED project with the same partners and DEPROSC-Nepal was thus implemented in Dadeldhura district

The project aimed to
Increase average weight of under 5 children by 30%
Decrease number of chronic dysentery, incidence of respiratory disease and eye infections and burns of under 5 age children in village by 30%

Project area: 15 VDCs namely Asigram, Bagarkot, Ganeshpur, Kailpalmandu, Mastamandu, Ajayameru, Belapur, Bhadrapur, Chipur, Jogbudha, Manilek, Navadurga, Samaiji, Sirsa and Koteli VDCs and Amargadhi Municipality of Dadeldhura district.

Activities and Achievement of the Project

Major activities

  • Construction and rehabilitation/extension of gravity fed drinking water systems
  • Construction of latrines
  • Promotion of vegetable cultivation in kitchen gardens in the households
  • Promotion of smokeless stoves
  • Health and nutrition awareness, education and campaigns
  • Creation and support to self-health monitoring committee

Major Outputs

  • 18 gravity fed drinking water system installed benefiting 902 Households (75% have been properly maintained)
  • 2077 pit latrines constructed 75 % are in use
  • 600 composite seed packets distributed
  • 1078 improved cooking stoves installed (60% are properly operated)
  • 87% registered children monitored for diseases
  • Nutrition education rehabilitation centers established in 52 villages
  • 84% seriously malnourished children have been rehabilitated
  • 3175 children of 6-60 months age received vitamin A capsules
  • 55% pregnant women received Safe Delivery Kits
  • 86% pregnant women took iron/foliate tablets

Achievements

  • Health conditions was upgraded in the target communities by improving nutritional status, changing traditional stool disposal habits and increasing access to safe drinking water and reducing indoor air pollution.
  • Villager’s self monitoring attitudes improved through extensive awareness building activities
  • Both Knowledge and access to health and sanitation improved
  • Seriously malnourished children were rehabilitated and parents especially mothers became aware on proper nutrition of their children.

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DEPROSC Nepal
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Phone: +977-1-4244723
Fax: +977-1-4262396
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