Nuwakot is one of the 14 worst affected districts by the earthquake that struck on 25th April 2015. Health facilities were destroyed in the earthquake and communities are still suffering due to lack of health, WASH, adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH), and psychosocial support services.
Health System Recovery Project, Nuwakot, is a joint effort of Korean International Co-operation Agency (KOICA) and GNI Nepal and is in line with Ministry of Health and Population’s (MoHP) Health Sector Recovery Plan. This three years (2016-2018) project has the goal of improving the health status and psycho-social wellbeing of community members through post-disaster recovery. It covers 10 earthquake affected VDCs; Charghare, Ratmate, Duipipal, Belkot, Suryamati, Okharpauwa, Panchakanya, Thaprek, Likhu and Ghyangphedi in Nuwakot District and will benefit fifty thousand community members after its completion.
GNI Nepal through this project aims at supporting 10 health posts and a district hospital with medical equipment and medicine and the health workforce will be capacitated with an emphasis on improving the maternal and child health (MCH) and adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) services. Selected schools and communities will be provided psycho-social support and sensitized on psycho-social issues.