With funding from the Austrian Development Agency (ADA), we are able to expand our commitment in the Karnali Region in northwestern Nepal: In four communities in Bajura and Humla, we will support a maternal and child health programme, which will focus on the issue of nutrition like the ongoing programme in neighbouring Mugu District. By raising awareness, agricultural trainings and support of vegetable farming and cash crops like kiwi and spices, the most disadvantaged people in this remote region will be enabled to produce healthier, more diverse food for themselves and their children and thus improve their life chances. About a third of the total population of 14,100 people will […]
In December, we are launching a new project in Bama, Mugu. The project, funded by the City of Vienna, aims to improve the commmunity’s drinking water supply, at the same time relieving the burden of carrying water for women and girls, and in general improving the sanitary situation in these villages. For more information, please see the project description. PHASE Austria has been supporting the PHASE health programme in Bama since 2018. The project duration is one year. We would like to thank the City of Vienna for its support!
This short video gives an insight into the livelihoods and nutrition compoment of PHASE’s approach: by making available some materials and, most importantly, training and knowledge, we achieve a significant improvement in the lives of the people of Mugu.
In this video, a young woman from Luma, Mugu district in western Nepal, describes her views of the impact of PHASE’s health programme on the lives of local women:
We are extremely happy to announce a new education project: With support from the City of Vienna and PHASE Austria, a girls empowerment project will be launched this December in Bajura District in the Karnali region. Based on experiences with similar projects, the PHASE Nepal team has added another dimension to its tested approach: this time, the young boys will be involved in the project in order to inspire them to advocate for women’s rights and equality, too. The City of Vienna’s support thus enables us to provide the opportunity to address the issues of equality, education and their plans for the future. Please click here for further information.
Our PHASE Austria Newsletter (in German) provides information on Brita Pohl’s monitoring visit to the PHASE projects in Mugu in November, but also reports the start of a new girls empowerment project in neighbouring Bajura, and the visit of an Austrian Development Agency representative to the Mugu project area.
The City of Vienna supported project “Food Security for Mugu” enabled the local farmers to organize a local market – an important step, as access to markets for perishable products is one of the main barriers in these remote villages, while there is local demand for fresh vegetables.
News about developments within our projects in Nepal as well as information regarding our work in Austria, including the project launch of our new project on maternal and child healthcare in Mugu (funded by EKFS), some changes in the project plan in our food security project (supported by the City of Vienna), and our efforts at professionalization in our operations in Austria – PHASE Austria now has offices in Vienna for the first time since its foundation! Please find the newsletter (in German) here.
In September the reconstruction of the Hagam outreach clinic was completed, which ensures the long-term health provision for the community of Yanglakot with its population of ca. 3,000 people. The building includes a birthing room, a surgery, storeroom and office, and of course has access to safe water and toilets. PHASE staff are already working in this new building since mid-September. The new building was essential as the temporary ORC quarters, where PHASE Nepal staff had been working since the earthquakes, were not only too small, but stood in the path of a landslide that had devasted the community in 2016. We would like to thank NAK Humanitas for supporting […]