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Start Strong Appeal and Project – Virtual Meeting with Colleagues in Nepal

9 Apr 21

On the 26th  of March, PHASE Worldwide launched its Start Strong UK Aid Match appeal, which is raising money to support 1,000 women and their children in Nepal. Until the 25th June, all donations made towards the Start Strong appeal will be matched by the UK Government. £1 = £2 to our Start Strong project.

Life in Nepal is beautiful, but it is one of the most challenging environments to give birth to a baby and raise a child safely. Limited access to maternal healthcare and nutritious food still sadly causes preventable deaths amongst women and children.

Access to maternal healthcare and nutritious food is crucial for mothers in giving their children a strong start in life. With improved access to maternal and child healthcare and agricultural training for mothers, the Start Strong project delivered in Bajura will ensure that children, regardless of where they are born, have an equal opportunity to a healthy and happy life.

Across the 60 minutes, we will hear from Tom Edwards, PHASE Worldwide Director, about PHASE Worldwide’s first ever UK Aid Match appeal. Tom will discuss why the project focuses on areas in the Far West of Nepal, how the project will work, and why it is important.

Tom will be joined by Bikash Koirala, PHASE Nepal Project Manager, and Dr. Gerda Pohl MRCGP, PHASE Worldwide Trustee and PHASE Nepal Health Advisor for a chaired question and answer session. The conversation will cover current challenges of maternal healthcare in Nepal, how those challenges were exacerbated by Covid-19, and how PHASE’s community led, and integrated approach leads to real impact and change in remote areas of Nepal.

You can register for the event below, and if you would like to ask a question, please do so using the form below. Questions will also be taken on the day if you would rather ask in person. We do hope you can join us.

  • If you have a question about the appeal, project, or PHASE’s overall work in Nepal, please feel free to submit a question in advance.