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Catch up on updates about our projects in Nepal and how our work is changing lives.

8 Aug 22

The Start Strong Project – Three Month Update

The Start Strong project, match funded by the UK Government, launched three months ago and we’re delighted to share with you an update on the activities delivered so far. The aim of the project is to improve maternal healthcare and reduce malnutrition amongst 1,000 vulnerable women and their children in…

1 Jun 22

The Start Strong Project has officially launched!

The Start Strong Project is Underway!  The Start Strong Project, which has now launched as of April 1st, aims to improve maternal healthcare and reduce malnutrition for 1,000 vulnerable women and their children in Rugin and Bichhaya, Bajura district, Far West of Nepal. The Bajura district is one of the…

20 Dec 21

Tackling Malnutrition in Bajura: Project Completion

In November 2019, PHASE Worldwide and PHASE Nepal implemented a new project tackling malnutrition amongst mothers and children in Bajura, Nepal. Funded by the Waterloo Foundation, this project aimed to achieve this goal by improving nutritional practices during the first 1,000 days of life. The Waterloo Foundation also funded additional activities which ran alongside the…

15 Sep 21

Handing Over Health Posts in Gorkha

One of PHASE’s key values is sustainability. We want the difference we make in the communities we support to last long into the future. To achieve this long lasting difference, we are committed to strengthening and expanding existing government services. We aim to make positive changes, but not to stay….

15 Sep 21

Rebuilding Communities in Gorkha

In 2016, PHASE Worldwide and PHASE Nepal implemented a five year development project in Gorkha, aimed at rebuilding two remote communities which were devastated by the 2015 earthquake. The ‘Rebuilding Communities’ Project, supported by The Big Lottery Foundation, has now come to an end. However, it has been incredibly successful,…

26 Aug 21

Project Update: Addressing Malnutrition in Mugu

According to the recent Multidimensional Poverty Index Report, which was published by the Government of Nepal, the Karnali District in the Far West is home to the highest number of people living in poverty in Nepal. It states that nearly 40% of people in the region are classified as living…

10 May 21

International Day of Families 2021

In 1993, the United Nations decided that the 15th of May every year should be observed as The International Day of Families. This day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. This…

28 Apr 21

COVID-19 in Nepal: December 2021 Update

The situation in Nepal has been a challenging one. Lockdowns and other restrictions have made it difficult for Nepali’s who would usually travel abroad to seek work, and tourism has been slow to return to the country. The economic impact on an already struggling country has been severe. Furthermore, the…

26 Mar 21

Start Strong: Nutrition

Limited community knowledge of maternal healthcare and good nutrition has contributed to high rates of malnutrition in the Far West of Nepal. Rates of global acute malnutrition (GAM) above 10% are considered as a high concern. The area in which the Start Strong Project is based, experiences rates of 19%. Networks…