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29 Mar 20

Fighting Hunger in Nepal

Ensuring food security is a key part of our integrated health, education and livelihoods projects. The term ‘food security’ is widely understood as the ability of all people at all times to have access to sufficient and nutritious food. The achievement of food security is a universal aim, with recent…

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2 Mar 20

Project Update: Rebuilding Communities in Gorkha

Gorkha, in Northern Nepal, is a region that has seen consistently high levels on multiple poverty indicators. The region was heavily impacted by the severe earthquake in 2015, cutting off villages and destroying vital infrastructure, leaving communities in Gorkha extremely vulnerable. Funded by the Big Lottery Foundation (BLF), PHASE began…

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24 Feb 20

Project Update: Addressing Malnutrition in Mugu

A good nutrition-base sets a solid foundation for all aspects of life. Incorporating nutritional education into our primary health care support and agricultural training will be beneficial for strengthening health amongst women and children living in some of Nepal’s most rural communities. These efforts will also play a role in…

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19 Feb 20

Empowering Women and Girls in Nepal

This week we’ve launched our new impact report, which focuses on how we change lives through integrated programmes in health, education and livelihoods. For our 2019 Impact Report, we wanted to focus on a growing area of our work, women’s empowerment. Whether we’re increasing capacity for maternal healthcare, supporting mothers’…

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12 Feb 20

Life in the Far West

Dilys Noble, a trustee and coordinator of our GP Mentoring Scheme, recently travelled to Far West Nepal to visit some of our project areas. In the following blog post, she recounts her experiences and gives us an insight into what it is like to live and work within the remote…

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16 Dec 19

Tackling Malnutrition in the First 1,000 Days of Life

We are delighted to announce that we have received funding to launch a two-year project working with mothers and children in three areas of Bajura: Rugin, Bichhaya, and Kolti. Bajura has been selected for this project due to high malnutrition rates and a lack of primary healthcare service provision. This…

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19 Nov 19

Project Launch: Skilled Birth Attendant Training

According to the World Health Organisation, most obstetric complications during birth can be prevented or managed if women have access to a skilled birth attendant. In Nepal 41% of women give birth at home, with no one, or with just an untrained friend or relative present, posing a risk to…

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14 Nov 19

Nourishing People and Planet Together

Updates from the Scaling Up Nutrition Global Gathering 2019 in Kathmandu. The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Global Gathering, held in Kathmandu earlier this month, mobilised a global response to address multi-dimensional aspects negatively impacting nutrition. The conference aim was to reflect on challenges, review progress, and share learning. Attended by…

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1 Oct 19

Project Update: Rebuilding Communities

In April 2015, news outlets around the world reported that Nepal had been hit by two devastating earthquakes. One of the areas most badly affected was Gorkha. Here, it was more than just a news story. Homes, farms and schools were destroyed as well as critical infrastructure. The damage left…

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