Our Community Health Programme is core to building a primary healthcare system and meeting the healthcare needs of the most underserved.
CHWs carry out more than 125,000 home visits every year.
- Continuous Surveillance—CHWs provide active and passive case detection for all pregnant women, children under 2 years old, and patients with chronic diseases. This includes supporting expecting mothers with birth and emergency planning.
- Counseling & Referrals—CHWs visit all homes in their enrolled catchment area and ensure patients understand how to take their medication, and when to refer patients to local healthcare facilities;
- Community-based Care Delivery—CHWs provide group-based antenatal and postnatal care, and home-based integrated management of neonatal and childhood illnesses (IMNCI) to all patients in the enrolled catchment areas.
- Community-based Care Delivery—CHWs provide home-based counseling for chronic diseases, including mental health to all patients in the enrolled catchment areas.
We are using research and evidence around our Community Health Worker (CHW) program and WHO guidelines, to advocate for changes to Community Healthcare strategy in Nepal.