World Health Day!
Posted on April 7, 2021 under News
“UMN envisions a society with Fullness of life where people experience wellbeing and a dignified life. Through our work closer to the remote and rural parts of Nepal, we understand that poor health is one of the causes of poverty and poor health itself is not a choice but culmination of multiple social determinants which define the health of the individual and their communities. We are working both through our two hospitals to impart quality health services in Tansen and Okhaldhunga and through our local partners in 10 districts to improve the health of the most marginalised.
“This year we are celebrating World Health Day amidst a pandemic which has shattered the capacity and resources of the health systems around the world. While the world is struggling to address COVID and countries are racing to get vaccines, we would like to express our commitment to keep contributing towards ‘building fairer and healthier communities in Nepal’.”
- Rakshya Niroula, Thematic Lead: Health
These are some of the ways we are working for achieving this:
- WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene)
- Maternal and Child Health – See case story here.
- Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health
Rajdip and his friends with the handmade Improved Washable Pad in Nawalparasi
- Mental Health - See case story here.
Mother's group disussing about mental health in Rukum West
- COVID response