COVID-19 Relief Support Project
Project Period : Feb 2022 to June 2022
Project Location : Arghakhanchi, Baglung, Banke, Bara, Bardiya, Chitwan, Dang, Dhading, Dhanusa, Gulmi, Jhapa, Kapilvastu, Kaski, Lamjung, Mahottari, Morang, Nawalpur East, Nuwakot, Palpa, Parbat, Pyuthan, Rautahat, Rupandehi, Salyan, Sarlahi, Sindhuli, Siraha, Surkhet and Tanahu districts
With an aim to increase the capacity of hospitals and isolation centers, 4 district-level hospitals and 75 local government-level health centers and isolation centers will be supported with immediate required medical equipment including beds, stretchers, and oxygen equipment required for primary care of COVID patients. The disaster fund will be channelized through local governments which will reinforce the already established hospitals, extension units, isolation centers, and quarantine centers which have limited medical resources. The needs of such medical facilities differ in various contexts and uniform support may not address the priorities adequately. In such cases, the support will be tailored as per the need of the local government and medical facilities increasing the effectiveness of the support that we deliver in times of such crisis. The priority areas for such support have been defined by the urgent notice circulated by the Social Welfare Council and Heifer will ensure that the resources are focused on the pre-defined priorities. The disaster support fund will be utilized to benefit 129,355 project participants in 29 districts through 104 extended health centers also serving 500,000 total population. This will strengthen 6435 Self Help Groups in 158 cooperatives in building resilience.