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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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28 Aug 19

One from the Archives: After the Earthquakes

Dr Parun Sekhri is a GP working in the UK. When Nepal was hit by two devastating earthquakes in April 2015, Parun headed to Nepal to offer medical assistance. On his return, Parun reported on his experience supporting healthcare provision in Gorkha, an area badly affected by the earthquakes and…

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21 Aug 19

Mushrooms: Income and Nutrition

Women in Nepal are growing mushrooms to improve nutrition and generate income. Packed full of proteins, fibre, vitamins and minerals, mushrooms hold incredible nutritional value. Mushroom cultivation has the potential to address issues of extreme poverty and malnutrition in Nepal, as well as provide a sustainable source of income for…

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5 Aug 19

Nutrition: Prevention over Treatment

We understand the importance of good nutrition in ensuring healthy communities. Our programmes incorporate nutrition into our primary healthcare support and agricultural training, for communities living in some of the most remote regions of Nepal. As we work towards ending malnutrition in accordance to Goal 2: Zero Hunger of the United…

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30 Jul 19

Addressing Malnutrition in Mugu

Last year, PHASE Worldwide launched a programme aimed at tackling causes of malnutrition in women and children living in Mugu, where the number of children with global acute malnutrition is extremely high. Funded by the department for international development (DFID), the project will last three years, during which time we…

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20 May 19

The Journey of a GP Volunteer

Jatinder volunteered with PHASE in March 2019. Following his involvement in developing a new transgender healthcare model in Manchester, Jatinder decided to seek out new opportunities to develop his career, whilst using the skills he had acquired as a GP to support communities with limited access to healthcare. After a…

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19 Mar 19

Rebuilding Communities in Gorkha

In 2015, Nepal was hit by two devastating earthquakes. One of the areas most badly affected was Gorkha. The earthquake cut off most of Gorkha’s villages, destroyed infrastructure and left many communities vulnerable to poverty. Following the earthquakes in 2015, the Big Lottery Fund (BLF) committed £2 million to rebuilding…

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