About NURTURE

CARE’s NURTURE program supported in increasing access to SRMH services in more than 250 public health facilities in its working districts, through capacity building of service providers, onsite coaching and mentoring and/or supply of equipment at the facilities. We worked with more than 500 mothers groups to help them understand their sexual and reproductive health rights, provisions and services. CARE continues working in increasing awareness on maternal, newborn, and child health areas focusing on the most disadvantaged population through different means and interventions. Through our initiatives, we have been able to increase the number of institutional delivery attended by frontline health workers in the most marginalized communities from very remote districts such as Bajura, Doti, Dadeldhura, Kailai, and Sindhuli. From innovative approaches such as participatory mapping of pregnant women and newborns at the community level to helping link with the health institutions, CARE Nepal has been able to bring a positive effect in the lives of thousands of mothers and babies from the most disadvantaged population of the country. CARE ensures close engagement with men and boys as well as the decision makers at the households to bring this change. We worked closely with the Ministry of Health, Nepal to bring the service close to the communities through Policy engagement and scaling the services in remote and hard to reach areas.

REACH

1,123,638

Individuals were reached by CARE Nepal through this program in 2018.

PROGRAM INITIATIVES

Nurture Program Initiative:

Suaahara II: Suaahara II is a five-year (2016-2021), $63 million integrated program dedicated to improving the health and nutrition status of women and children who fall within the 1,000 days period, from conception until a child reaches 24 months of age.

Samman III & IV: SAMMAN project (2015-2018) sought to improve maternal and neonatal health outcomes by strengthening community health system and increasing access to and utilization of the MNCH services in Doti, Kailali, Dadeldhura, Kavre and Sindhuli district.
The project will focus on increasing access to and utilisation of maternal and neonatal health services with a particular emphasis on increasing the demand for SRHR services by the women, adolescent girls and new borns especially from marginalized group in Sindhuli, Kavre, Rasuwa, Nuwakot and Sindhupalchok.