WHO Released Global Guidelines for CHW Program Design

WHO Released Global Guidelines for CHW Program Design
The World Health Organization recently released the first global guidelines for the design of Community Health Worker (CHW) programs. The guidelines suggest how governments like Nepal can design and implement high-impact CHW programs, on the path toward achieving universal health coverage (UHC). The guidelines cover three categories, including 1) CHW selection, education, and training; 2) managem...
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What Integrated Mental Health Care Looks Like

What Integrated Mental Health Care Looks Like
Imagine having a family member with a severe mental illness that goes untreated, because a psychiatrist or medications are not accessible to adequately treat their condition. More than 75% of people with severe mental illness do not receive treatment in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). For many people in the far west of Nepal, the nearest psychiatrist is thirty hours away by road. Here, p...
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Reducing Under 2 Mortality in Far West Nepal

Reducing Under 2 Mortality in Far West Nepal
In Far West Nepal, where we work, the number of under 5 deaths for every 1,000 live births is among the highest in the country, compared to the national under-5 mortality rate of 69 per 1,000 live births. Nyaya Health Nepal is focused on monitoring and reducing deaths through the age of two years, noting the probability of a child dying is highest in the first month of the neonatal period and ...
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