The study showed high usage of contraceptives in five study districts compared to national prevalence. The high prevalence may be attributed to the contribution of family planning programs through various organizations like CARE Nepal. However, the findings indicate a need for a family planning program, primarily focusing on the younger married women in the different districts of Nepal.
The COVID-19 pandemic cannot be curbed if people do not accept the vaccine. The findings of the study showed that a considerable proportion of the respondents did not accept the vaccine due to fear of the side effects and doubt on vaccine efficacy. Hence, there is a need to increase advocacy and awareness of the COVID-19 vaccine to gain people’s trust and increase the vaccine acceptance rate.
Nepal is among the twenty most disaster-prone countries, globally affected by multiple recurrent hazards due to the diverse topography, complex geography, fragile geology, and highly varying climate. Every year the country suffers from significant loss of human lives and property due to natural and human-induced hazards such as floods, landslides, soil erosion, fire, road accidents, and epidemics. To build the resilience of communities and institutions from the impacts of natural disasters in Sudurpashchim and Lumbini Province of Nepal, CARE and Handicap International (HI) jointly implemented the VISTAR II project in Kailali, Dadeldhura, Kanchanpur, and Dang districts with a significant focus on standardizing and institutionalizing Community-Based Disaster Preparedness (CBDP) model that has ensuredthe engagement of multi-level stakeholders, schools, community level preparedness and mitigation, and advocating for inclusive DRM policy. This project was funded by European Civil Protection and Humanitarian aid Operations department (ECHO) and implemented by local partners NRCS, CSSD, FHRD, and NNSWA. This project was for a period of 22 months from March 1, 2015 to December 31, 2016.