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

16 Feb 21

February 2021 Project Update: Rebuilding Communities in Gorkha

In 2016, the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) committed £2 million to Nepal in aid of the devastating 2015 earthquakes. PHASE Worldwide was subsequently awarded a project-based grant over five years and began the Rebuilding Communities project throughout the remote district of Gorkha.   As we enter the final quarter of…

22 Jan 21

Covid-19 Rapid Response: Three Months On

In late September, PHASE Worldwide announced the launch of our Rapid Response to support communities in the Far West of Nepal through the ongoing struggle with Covid-19. With funding from UK Aid Direct and the FCDO, the response set out a plan to ensure that essential health services in the…

18 Jan 21

January 2021 Update: Addressing Malnutrition in Mugu

Mugu is one of Nepal’s most rural and isolated districts. Due to the region’s limited road network and mountainous terrain, 93% of people in Mugu are reliant on the crops they can grow at home to support their incomes. However, high altitudes and a harsh regional climate make agriculture increasingly difficult and food scarcity is common. Malnutrition…

8 Jan 21

Covid-19: January Update From Nepal

As of the 7th of January 2021, the total number of Covid-19 cases in Nepal has reached 263,605 and there are currently 5,058 active cases. 256,644 people have recovered from the virus but sadly, 1,903 people have lost their lives. In Nepal’s major cities, 200-500 new cases are currently being reported on a daily basis. Since our last update, PHASE have continued to support remote…

11 Dec 20

Project Update: Tackling Malnutrition in Bajura, One Year On

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 aims to achieve this goal by improving nutritional practices during the first 1,000 days of life. One year into the project, we are delighted to report on the…

26 Nov 20

PHASE Worldwide statement on reduction of Overseas Aid Budget announced in the Spending Review

Yesterday, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak announced a new spending plan until April 2021, with the intention of cutting overseas development aid from 0.7% of gross national income (GNI) to 0.5%. These cuts will have a harmful impact for vulnerable people and remote communities in Nepal, at a time…

20 Nov 20

Project Update: Addressing Malnutrition in Mugu

The district of Mugu borders the Humla district, in the northern region of the Karnali province. Much of the eastern region of Mugu is isolated from any road networks, making it one of the most remote areas of Nepal. As a result, 93% of the population of Mugu rely heavily…

9 Nov 20

COVID-19: Update from Nepal

In Nepal, the Covid-19 pandemic is becoming increasingly dangerous once more. As of the 9th of November, Nepal has a reported 194,453 cases of the coronavirus. Sadly, 1,108 people have lost their lives as a result. These figures are beginning to rise quickly; over 3,000 new cases are being reported…

6 Nov 20

The Waterloo Foundation – New Funding!

PHASE Worldwide is delighted to announce a new partnership with the Waterloo Foundation, who will be supporting our work in strengthening health systems and improving healthcare outcomes, particularly amongst women and children. This new funding will support the training, practices and resources of Auxiliary Nurse Midwives (ANMs) at three health…