Since Tuesday, 23 March, Nepal is in lockdown to avoid a spread of the Corona virus. So far, Nepal has only two active confirmed cases, but just as in other countries, there probably are many unidentified cases, partly because many Nepalese migrant workers have returned to Nepal over the past weeks. Already two weeks ago, PHASE Nepal set in motion a contingency plan and bought masks and other safety equipment which has been sent to the remote project villages. PHASE staff has been informed of safety measures and are now able to advise those at risk and check recent returnees – mostly migrant workers from India and the Gulf – […]
Although Nepal has not been much affected by the Corona Virus so far – there is only one confirmed case until now – the Nepalese government and our partner organisation PHASE Nepal are preparing contingency plans to contain its effects. PHASE Nepal strongly relies on information and awareness raising among its staff and among the communities they work in, as well as planning ahead for the probable needs in additional material and medication. Nevertheless, we will have to expect the incidence to rise in Nepal as well, which means an additional burden on an already weak healthcare system. This will affect our projects, and most of all PHASE Nepal’s staff. […]
It is International Women’s Day – and the empowerment of women and girls in rural communities in Nepal is at the heart of PHASE’s work: access to primary health care especially for women and young children, raising awareness of women’s rights within communities, improving the livelihoods of for female subsistence farmers, women’s literacy courses and empowerment workshops for girls and boys are part of our integrated approach.