Fifth National Summit of the Health and Population Scientists in Nepal
On the occasion of Fifth National Summit of the Health and Population Scientists in Nepal, organized by the Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) in Kathmandu in second week of April, 2019, CARE Nepal was invited to present on a social accountability tool called Self- Applied Technique for Quality Health (SATH).
Mr. Santa Dangol, Program Manager, NURTURE presented a paper on: Self Applied Technique of Quality Health (SATH) tool: Advocacy for improved maternal health services in Nepal. The focus of the presentation was introducing the tool, it applications in Health Mothers’ Group (HMG) meetings and highlighting the impact of this tool in regards to positively influencing the health service utilization of the group.
The tool has been used in more than 2,358 mothers’ groups in 44 districts of Nepal.
SATH is a social mapping tool that enables health mothers groups (HMG) to map the population out of reach with the maternal health services, identify and assess community health challenges, focusing on maternal and child health, seek resources as a preparedness to minimize the potential risk for maternal and neonatal health, and advocate for access and quality improvement for the available services.
The conference was attended by policy makers, Government officials, development professional, academician, students of public health.
Click here to watch a video on the use of SATH tool.
Third Triennial National Midwifery Conference
CARE Nepal was invited to present at the Third Triennial National Midwifery Conference organized on the first week of May by Midwifery Society of Nepal (MIDSON) in collaboration of Ministry of Health and Population at Radisson Hotel, Kathmandu.
Mr. Santa Dangol, Program Manager, NURTURE presented a paper on: Improving maternal health Services through social accountability; Experience and evidence from using community health scoreboard. The focus of the presentation was introducing a tool called Community Health Score Board (CHSB) and highlighting the impact of this tool post implementation. CARE Nepal has been using for several years to improve health governance and impact health outcomes specially maternal and neonatal indicators at local level.
The Community Health Score Board (CHSB) is a participatory tool for assessment, planning, monitoring and evaluation of services provided by health facilities. The CHSB brings together the demand side (“service user”) and the supply side (“service provider”) of a particular health facility to jointly analyze issues and problems of service delivery and find a common and shared way forward to address them.
The main goal of the CHSB is to positively influence the quality, efficiency and accountability with which health services are provided. It is done through a participatory process engaging service users and service providers.
The conference was attended by policy makers, Government officials, development experts, academician, students of public health, nursing and representative of midwifery association of different countries.
CARE’s officials killed in a bomb explosion in Kabul
It is with deep sadness that CARE confirms the deaths of three of our colleagues killed in a bomb explosion in Kabul on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. CARE Afghanistan’s security watchman, Safiullah Ebadi, our driver, Mohammed Waqif, and one of our education technical advisors, Mohammed Asif Fortan, all tragically lost their lives in a bomb attack on a neighboring office, which affected our own compound. This attack reflects the increasing dangers of humanitarian work in conflict-affected countries such as Afghanistan and the unfortunate daily reality of violence for man Afghan families. As we mourn the loss of our brave and hard working colleagues, CARE is providing all necessary support to their family and friends.
CARE provides training on Basic Data Analysis and Report Writing
CARE Nepal organised two-days training on Basic Data Analysis and Report Writing in Kathmandu on March 25 and 25, 2019.
The main objective of the training was to impart knowledge, information and skills relating to data analysis and report writing to the staffs of NWC, NHRCH, TPO Nepal, Saathi, CWIN, FWLD.
The key objectives of this training were:
• To provide the basic M&E knowledge and data analysis training
• To be familiar with data analysis technique
• To provide the proper formatting of report writing
• To create a proper formal report writing
Anil Kumar Thakur, Secretary of National Women Commission of Nepal shared, “We all need to learn how better to prepare our reports. Reports should be more than just the documents and texts. This training has facilitated our team with better understanding of data analysis and report writing. We look forward to more of such opportunities around training and collaboration with CARE Nepal in near future.”
Likewise, Lora Wuennenberg, Country Director of CARE Nepal said, “Use your report to celebrate your work. Know your audience before you start to prepare your report. Make it more visual and use right data.”
CARE Nepal celebrates International Women’s Day
CARE Nepal celebrated International Women’s day at its central office Kathmandu and district offices across Nepal.
Staff of CARE Nepal across all its operations in Nepal participated to celebrate the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day – #BalanceforBetter.
CARE Nepal’s employees took part in a poster-making competition to highlight the aforementioned theme. This competition exhibited wide range of understanding the issues around gender dynamics, the challenges of equality and equity, CARE Nepal’s approach to strike balance for better, on poverty, women and conflict, women empowerment and employment, roles and responsibilities and on CARE Nepal’s commitment to #BalanceforBetter.
The posters were showcased for gallery walk, observation and voting, after which the winners of the competition were declared and feted.
In addition, Country Director of CARE Nepal, Lora Wuennenberg felicitated staff of CARE Nepal who has been contributing their service to the institution for five or above years.
The celebration concluded with the male staff of the organization organizing a potluck for female colleagues and by gifting each of a small note to thank them for their contribution and inspiration to CARE’s mission.