In March of this year, the Nepali government introduced a national lockdown across Nepal as well as a quarantine programme designed to mitigate the risk posed by returning migrant workers from the Southern-India border. These measures, whilst undoubtably successful in reducing transmission of the virus across Nepal, have incurred significant disruption of local economies and wellbeing within communities. As travel restrictions are lifting throughout the country, Nepal is placed in a precarious position and it is crucial that communities have the provisions to cope as lockdown is lifted in Nepal.
At the start of October, PHASE Worldwide were pleased to announce our new Covid-19 Rapid Response funding from UK Aid Direct and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to expand our support to vulnerable communities in the Far West of Nepal over the next six months. The response will maintain essential health services and deliver health education activities to around 31,000 people across three districts – particularly vulnerable groups.
As we continue to make developments across Mugu, Humla and Bajura thanks to this response, PHASE Worldwide and PHASE Nepal would like to invite you to a Covid-19 Rapid Response update webinar on Thursday 19th November to offer our supporters more information about our response in Nepal and the work that is currently taking place.
The webinar will be hosted by PHASE Worldwide Director Tom Edwards who will be joined by Ganesh Shrestha, Project Manager of PHASE Nepal, to offer an update on the response in the Far West of Nepal so far.
Join us on Thursday 19th November between 13:00-14:00 to hear more about the aims of this response and how it is currently supporting affected communities through these exceptional times. Please register for this event using the form below.