Sunday 19 November, 2017         

News/Events

TB REACH Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Workshop, Nepalgunj

On 24th July, 2017 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) Workshop for TB REACH project was organized in Nepalgunj. The workshop was conducted in close coordination with NSI and NTC, with the objectives of 

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IMPACT TB Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) workshop, Hetauda

On July 17, 2017 Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) workshop for IMPACT TB was organized in Hetauda. The workshop was conducted in close coordination with NSI and NTC, with the objectives of 

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Welcoming of the new NTC Director

On July 14, 2017, BNMT Nepal welcomed the new director of National Tuberculosis Center (NTC), Dr. Kedar Narshing K.C. Mr. Suman Chandra Gurung, Executive Director; Dr. Maxine Caws, 

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Inception meetings in IMPACT TB Project Districts, Makwanpur and Chitwan

From 27th – 28th June, 2017,inception meetings were held in IMPACT TB intervention districts, Makwanpur and Chitwan with the objectives ofsharing the details of the project with concerned stakeholders. 

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National Tuberculosis Program Update - Other activities

Under the project, National Tuberculosis Program, the following activities have been completed in Eastern Development Region as well as Mid/Far Western Development Regions till mid-June 2017.

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National Tuberculosis Program Update – Case detection and diagnosis

Under the project, National Tuberculosis Program, the following activities have accomplished tillmid-June 2017.

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WASH awareness programs in Makwanpurgadhi and Tistung

Under the project, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, WASH awareness programs were conducted in Makwanpurgadhi (different wards) and Tistung VDCs. 

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School Counselling in Tistung and Khairang VDCs

Under the project, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, school counselling sessions were conducted in Tistung and Khairang VDCs.

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Filters Distribution in Basamadi, Makwanpurgadhi and Phakhel

Under the project, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, filters distribution were done in Basamadi, Makwanpurgadhi and Phakhel VDCs. 

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Handwashing awareness programs and hygiene kit distribution for communities in Basamadi, Makwanpurgadhi and Dhiyal

Under the project, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strenghening in Makwanpur district, handwashing awareness raising programs and hygiene kits distribution programs were conducted in the intervention VDCs.

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World Environment Day Celebration in Makwanpur

Under the project, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, World Environment Day 2017 was celebrated in all the intervention VDCs with the active participants of schools, community and health posts staffs. 

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School Counselling programs in Bhaktapur and Sindhupalchowk

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, School Counselling programs were organized in Bhaktapur and Sindhupalchowk districts. The sessions were mainly focused on Stress Management, Suicide and Suicide Prevention and Psychosocial Education.

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Promotion of MHM targeting the adolescent girls at Sindhupalchowk

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, orientation programs on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) were conducted inSindhupalchowk district. The events targeted both male and female students of grades 8, 9 and 10.

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PSS services in Sindhupalchowk VDC

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, group counselling sessions were conducted for earthquake affected targeting women, elderly, girls, children and marginalized people. 

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Promotion of MHM targeting the adolescent girls at Makwanpur, Nuwakot, Bhaktapur

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, orientation programs on Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) was conducted in Makwanpur, Nuwakot and Bhaktapur districts.The events targeted both male and female students of grades 8, 9 and 10. 

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Three Health Facilities Handed Over to the Ministry of Health (MoH)

On 3rd and 4th June 2017, the newly constructed Prefab Type-1 Health Posts in Khairang, Basamadi and Dhiyal VDCs based on government’s standards and guidelines were handed to the Government of Nepal.

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PSS to Earthquake Affected Targeting Women, Elderly, Girls, Children and Marginalized in Bhaktapur and Kathmandu Districts

With the objective of providing Psychosocial Support Services (PSS) to earthquake affected population to foster their mental and psychosocial well being, BNMT Nepal continued implementation of community  level group counselling program targeting women,

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Celebration of World Menstrual Hygiene Day 2017

On 28th May 2017, BNMT Nepal celebrates World Menstrual Hygiene Day with the theme, 'Education about Menstruation Changes Everything'. We firmly believe that together we can change the attitude, behavior and practice of the world. Hence,

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Hygiene Kits distribution to Health Posts and FCHVs in Phakhel and Nibuwatar VDCs

Under the project, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, hyigene Kits were distributed to FCHVs and Health Post in Phakhel and Nibuwatar VDCs on 21st and 25th May 2017. Hygiene kit included handkerchief, towel, comb, nail cutter, tooth brush and tooth paste and a storage bag. 

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Big Lottery Fund (BLF) Donor Visit

On May 24 2017, Mr. Christopher Manion and Mr. Phillip Mole, donors from “Enhancing Community Health in Nepal” project under Big Lottery Fund (BLF) of the project, visited the project districts: Sindhupalchowk and Bhaktapur.

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Handikhola and Kunchowk toilet construction in progress

As of May 2017, below are some pictures that state the toilet construction progress in Handikhola, Makwnapur and Kotdada, Kunchowk, Sindhupalchowk.

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PSS Services to earthquake affected targeting women, elderly, girls, children and marginalized in Tistung, Basamadi, Makwanpurgadhi and Khairang VDCs

Under the project, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, group counseling sessions were conducted for earthquake affected targeting women, elderly, girls, children and marginalized people.

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WASH Orientation for Non-prescribers in Tistung, Phakhel and Khairang VDC

Continuing the project, “Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, Nepal”, WASH orientations for Non-prescribers were conducted in Tistung, Phakhel and Khairang VDC.

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PSS Services to earthquake affected targeting women, elderly, girls, children and marginalized in Khairang, Tistung, Basamadi, Nibuwatar VDCs

Under the project, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, group counseling sessions were conducted for earthquake affected targeting women, elderly, girls, children and marginalized people. 

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IMPACT TB Consultative Meeting with Nepal National TB Programme and Stakeholders

On 3rd April 2017, BNMT Nepal organized a Workshop titled “IMPACT TB Consultation Meeting with Nepal National TB Programme and stakeholders on Active Case Finding Policy in Nepal:

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WASH Committee Formation in Sankhu, Kavresthali, Bhaktapur Municipality, Sundarijal and Nagarkot

WASH committee formations and reactivations were done in Sankhu, Kavresthali, Bhaktapur Municipality, Sundarijal and Nagarkot to initiate and oversight the construction of community toilets.

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MoU Signed between Ministry of Health and BNMT Nepal for the project IMPACT TB

On 26th April 2017, BNMT Nepal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Health (MoH) for the new project, IMPACT TB funded by the European Union.

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Free Health Camp including TB microscopic Camp in Balkumari, Nuwakot

On April 1, 2017 a free health camp was organized in Mahadev Secondary School in Balkumari VDC of Nuwakot District under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal.

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National Tuberculosis Program - Eastern Development Region

As of March 2017, the following activities have been accomplished in the eastern Development Region:

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National Tuberculosis Program – Mid/Far Western Development Region

As of March 2017, the following activities have been accomplished in Mid- and Far-WesternDevelopment Region:

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Orientation to health staffs on infection prevention (IP) and IP management support at service sites

In the project, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, orientations on Infection Prevention to Health workers were organized in the seven project VDCs.

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MHPSS Orientations to Non-prescribers (FCHVs, HFOMCs, Local/social leaders, teachers) in Makwanpurgadhi, Tistung, Basamadi and Phakhel VDCs

Under the project, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, Nepal, One day MHPSS orientations were conducted for FCHVs, HFOMCs, Local/social leaders and teachers.

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WASH Orientation for Non-prescribers in Dhiyal, Tistung, Nibuwatar, Makwanpurgadhi, Basamadi and Phakhel VDC

Continuing the project, “Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, Nepal”, WASH orientations

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WASH committee Formation in Sundaradevi VDC

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, WASH committee was formed in Sundaradevi VDC, Nuwakot on 25th March 2017.

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Celebration of World TB Day 2017

On 24th March 2017, BNMT Nepal celebrated World TB Day 2017 in National Tuberculosis Centre (NTC) Thimi, Bhaktapur.

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MHPSS Orientations to Non-prescribers (FCHVs, HFOMCs, Local/social leaders, teachers) in Dhiyal, Khairang and Tistung VDC

Under, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, Nepal, MHPSS orientation programs were conducted for FCHVs, HFOMCs, Local/social leaders and teachers.

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Awareness and Advocacy for Hygiene Promotion

Under the project, Hand Washing awareness program was organized in Khairang VDC. The program comprised of hand washing demonstration along with the distribution of soaps.

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PSS Services to Earthquake Affected Targeting Women, Elderly, Girls, Children and Marginalized in Samundratar and Sundaradevi VDCs

With the objective of providing psychosocial support services to earthquake affected population in order to foster their mental and psychosocial wellbeing, BNMT Nepal started community level group counselling targeting women, elderly, girls, children and marginalized population in the project intervention district, Nuwakot.

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MHPSS help desks at Samundratar, Sundaradevi and Balkumari VDCs, Nuwakot

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, BNMT Nepal established MHPSS help desks at government health facilities in Samundratar, Sundaradevi and Balkumari VDCs, Nuwakot on 8th, 13th and 17th March 2017 respectively.

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WASH Orientations for HFOMC members in Makwanpurgadhi VDC

BNMT Nepal organized a three day WASH orientation for HFOMC members in Makwanpurgadhi VDC. The orientation sessions covered on safe water and sanitation, water borne diseases and their preventive measures; hand washing practices; techniques of water purification; promotion of healthy

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WASH Orientation for Health Facility Operation and Management Committee (HFOMC) in Sundarijal, Sankhu and Bhaktapur Municipality

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, BNMT Nepal conducted WASH Orientation programs for members of HFOMC in Sundarijal, Sankhu and Bhaktapur Municipality of Kathmandu and Bhaktapur districts following the standard guidelines of National Health Training Centre (NHTC).

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WASH Committee Meeting for construction of community toilets in Badegaun and Sipapokhare, Sindhupalchowk

Under Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, WASH committee meetings were conducted in Badegaun VDC on 1st March and Sipapokhare VDC on 5th March, 2017 respectively for initiating the construction process of community toilets. A total of 10 including 4 females and 6 males participated in Badegaun meeting and 17 including 8 females and 9 males participated in Sipapokhare meeting.

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WASH Committee Formation, Agreement and Construction of Community Toilet in Gundu, Bhaktapur

In the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, to initiate construction of community toilets, WASH committee was formed on 28 February, 2017 in Gundu VDC of Bhaktapur

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WASH Orientation for health professionals and community leaders including FCHVs in Badegaun VDC, Sindhupalchowk

Under Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, WASH orientation to the health professionals and community leaders including FCHVs was organized in Badegaun VDC, Sindhupalchowk on 28 February, 2017.

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MHPSS Orientation to health professionals and community leaders including FCHVs in Badegaun, Sindhupalchowk

Under Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, capacity enhancement orientation for FCHVs, HFOMCs, Local/social leaders and teachers was organized in Badegaun, Sindhupalchowk on 27th February, 2017.

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Health Camp at Ganesh Secondary School, Bhaktapur

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, a free health camp was organized at Ganesh Secondary School premises at Bharwacho, Bhaktapur Municipality-17 on February 27th, 2017.

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WASH Committee Meeting for construction of community toilets in Kunchowk, Sindhupalchowk

Under Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, to initiate the construction process of community toilets, a one-day meeting was conducted with the WASH committee of Kunchowk VDC on 22 February, 2017. A total of 24 including 4 female and 20 male participated in the meeting.

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MHPSS Orientation to health professionals and community leaders including FCHVs in Badegaun, Sindhupalchowk

Under Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, capacity enhancement orientation for FCHVs, HFOMCs, Local/social leaders and teachers was organized in Badegaun, Sindhupalchowk on 27th February, 2017.

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Health Camp at Ganesh Secondary School, Bhaktapur

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, a free health camp was organized at Ganesh Secondary School premises at Bharwacho, Bhaktapur Municipality-17 on February 27th, 2017.

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Joint Supervision Visit of BNMT Nepal and Americares Headquarters to Makwanpur

Under the project, “Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, Nepal”, BNMT Nepal along with a team of representatives from Americares Headquarters (HQ), U.S

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WASH Orientation for health professionals and community leaders including FCHVs in Padampokhari, Makwanpur and Kunchowk, Sindhupalchowk

Under Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, WASH orientation to the health professionals and community leaders including FCHVs was conducted in Padampokhari and Kunchowk, on February, 2017.

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MHPSS Orientation for FCHVs, HFOMCs, Local/social leaders and teachers at Kunchowk, Sindhupalchowk

Under Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, capacity enhancement orientation for FCHVs, HFOMCs, Local/social leaders and teachers was organized in Kunchowk, Sindhupalchowk on 20th February, 2017.

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WASH orientation for Health Facility Operation and Management Committee (HFOMC) in Tistung, Basamadi, Dhiyal and Phakhel VDCs, Makwanpur

Continuing the project, “Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, Nepal”, BNMT Nepal organized WASH orientation for HFOMC members in Tistung, Basamadi, Dhiyal and Phakhel VDCs

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MHPSS Help Desk at Handikhola and Manahari, Makwanpur

Continuing activities under Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) in the project ‘Enhancing Community Health in Nepal’, BNMT Nepal established a MHPSS help desk at Handikhola Health Post and Manahari Health Post on 13th February, 2017.

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Health Camp at Gargade School, Nagarkot

Under Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, a free health camp including Tuberculosis Microscopic Camp was organized on 12th February 2017 in Gargade School premises in Nagarkot VDC. The camp was conducted by joint effort of BNMT Nepal and DPHO, Bhaktapur.

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Orientation on Tuberculosis Control Program

BNMT Nepal organized a three-day Orientation on Tuberculosis Control Program from February 6, 2017 to February 8, 2017 at Hotel Tibet, Lazimpat, Kathmandu.

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Awareness Campaign on WASH in Manahari VDC, Makwanpur

Under the project, “Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, Nepal”, BNMT Nepal conducted an awareness campaign on WASH in Manahari VDC on the occasion of “Third Manohari Utsab (fest)” organized from 27th January to 8th February 2017

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MHPSS Help Desk at Padampokhari Health Post in Makwanpur

As one of the activities under Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) in the project, ‘Enhancing Community Health in Nepal’, BNMT Nepal established a MHPSS help desk at Padampokhari Health Post on 5th February, 2017.

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Capacity Enhancement MHPSS orientation in Sundaradevi, Nuwakot

Continuing the community level MHPSS activities under Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, capacity enhancement orientation for FCHVs, HFOMCs, Local/social leaders and teachers was organized in Sundaradevi, Nuwakot on 26th January, 2017. A total of 26 participants including 13 females and 13 males benefitted from the program.

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WASH Committee Formation, Agreement and Construction of Community Toilet in Balkumari, Nuwakot

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, one of the activities is construction of community toilets. In view of that, WASH committee was formed on 21 January, 2017 in Balkumari VDC of Nuwakot comprising of members of HFOMC, VDC secretary, community leaders and school teachers.

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WASH Orientation for health professionals and community leaders including FCHVs in Sundaradevi VDC, Nuwakot

Under Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, WASH orientation to the health professionals and community leaders including FCHVs was conducted in Sundaradevi VDC, Nuwakot on 27 January, 2017.

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MHPSS Orientations in Makwanpur

Under the project, “Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur District, Nepal”, Capacity enhancement MHPSS Orientation Programs

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WASH Orientations for HFOMC

Continuing the WASH activities under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, BNMT Nepal conducted WASH Orientation programs for members of HFOMC in five intervention VDCs following the standard guidelines of National Health Training Centre (NHTC).

 

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Community level WASH orientations for Health Facility Operation and Management Committee (HFOMC)

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, BNMT Nepal conducted WASH Orientation programs for members of HFOMC

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Capacity Enhancement Orientation programs on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS)

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, BNMT Nepal organized Capacity Enhancement Orientations Programs on MHPSS for FCHVs, HFOMCs,

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Orientations to the Health Professionals and Community Leaders including FCHVs

Under the project, Enhancing Community Health in Nepal, BNMT Nepal conducted Community level WASH Orientation Programs for health professionals and community leaders including FCHVs

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Capacity Enhancement Orientations to Prescribers on MHPSS

Under the project, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur district, Nepal, Orientation Programs on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS)

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Capacity Enhancement Orientations to members of Health Facility Operation and Management Committees (HFOMC)

Under the project, Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur district, Nepal, orientation programs on Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) were conducted to members of HFOMC in Khairang and Nibuwatar VDCs following the standard guidelines of National Health Training Centre (NHTC).

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Review Workshop

BNMT Nepal conducted Review Workshop in Hotel Avocado on 31st December, 2016 with participation of all the project staffs from central and district level. The workshop was conducted with the objectives to

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Lessons learnt Dissemination Workshop

BNMT Nepal organized a one-day Dissemination Workshop in Hotel Avocado, Makwanpur on 30th December 2016 with the objective of sharing the experiences gained from Reconstruction of the Health Posts Phase I Project.

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Health Facility Handover Program in Phakhel, Makwanpur

On 29th December 2016, the newly constructed Prefab Type-1 Health Post in Phakhel VDC based on government’s standards and guidelines was handed to the Government of Nepal.

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District level Orientation on Mental Health & Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) in Nuwakot

Under the project, “Enhancing Community Health in Nepal”, BNMT Nepal conducted three days District level Orientation on Mental Health and Psychosocial

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District level Orientation on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) in Sindhupalchowk

Under the project, “Enhancing Community Health in Nepal”, BNMT Nepal conducted three days District level Orientation

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Health Facilities Handover Programme in Makwanpur

On 24th and 25th November 2016, newly constructed Prefab Type-1 Health Posts in Tistung, Nibuwatar and Makwanpurgadhi VDCs based on government’s standards and guidelines were handed to the Government of Nepal.

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Free Health Camp and Microscopic Camp in Kalighat, Bhaktapur

On November 19, 2016 a free health camp including Tuberculosis Microscopic Camp was organized by BNMT Nepal at Basu Higher Secondary School premises in Bhaktapur District.

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Free Health Camp in Baramchi-2, Sindhupalchowk

On November 17, 2016 a free health camp was organized by BNMT Nepal in Baramchi-2, Sindhupalchowk District for the third time in Hydropower building compound.

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District level Orientation Mental Health Psychosocial Support Services-(MHPSS) in Hetauda

Under the project, “Enhancing Community Health in Nepal”, BNMT Nepal conducted three days District level Orientation on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) in Hotel Avocado, Hetauda, Makwanpur, from 20th October to 22nd October 2016.

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Inception Meeting in Bhaktapur

On 30th September, 2016 Inception meeting was held in District Public Health Office (DPHO), Bhaktapur with the objective of sharing the details of the project “Enhancing Community Health In Nepal” with concerned stakeholders

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Farewell to interns

On September 27, 2016 BNMT Nepal formally bid adieu to two of our interns Ms. Shraddha Acharya and Mr. Tara Prasad Aryal who stayed with us for four and a half months since May 2016.

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BOT Meeting

From September 15, 2016 to September 25, 2016 Country Representative of BNMT UK, Dr. Kulesh Bahadur Thapa

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Orientation on Baseline Tools

From September 7 to September 8, 2016 BNMT Nepal organized two day orientation for 19 participants facilitated by Consultant Ms. Nilu Thapa with the purpose of generating familiarity

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Free Health Camp

On September 6, 2016 a free health camp was organized by BNMT Nepal in Sindhupalchowk District as one of the main activities of BLF

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Inception Meeting in Sindhupalchowk

On September 1, 2016 Inception meeting was held in District Health Office, Chautara, Sindhupalchowk, with full participation of CDO, LDO, DHO, DEO, DDC and HP incharge of three municipalities. From BNMT Mr. Suman Chandra Gurung, Executive Director; Mr. Raghu Dhital, Programme Manager and; Ms. Nishu Pradhan attended the meeting.

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Inception Meeting in Nuwakot

On August 31, 2016 inception meeting was held in Hotel Ocean in Nuwakot where distinguished government officials like Mr. Pranaya Kumar Upadhyaya,

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Inception Meeting in Kathmandu

On August 28, 2016 inception meeting was held in Bawarchi Bistro, Babarmahal, Kathmandu where Chief District Officer (CDO)

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Training on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS)

As one of the activities of project intervention, BNMT Nepal conducted three days training workshop on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services (MHPSS) in Hotel Tibet, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, from 16th August to 18th August 2016.

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Reconstruction Update

In the reconstruction sites, construction activities have been completed in Tistung, Nibuwatar and Makwanpurgadi and are ready for handover to the respected communities.

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Counselling at Jagat Sundar Bwone Kuti

On June 23, 2016 interns Ms Shraddha Acharya and Mr. Tara Aryal) visited, Jagat Sundar Bwone Kuti for follow up session of psychosocial counselling as continuation of program initiated under Earthquake Response and Relief Initiative since May 2015.

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Tripartite Project Agreement Signed

On July 25, 2016 BNMT Nepal signed Tripartite Project Agreement with Social Welfare Council and AmeriCares for upcoming project ‘Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur district Nepal’.

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Third Follow Up Session at Bhagyodaya Higher Secondary School, Sankhu-10

On May 31, 2016, Ms. Aroja Maskey, Psychosocial Counselor and Ms. Maya-Lhanze Lama, Intern visited Bhagyodaya Higher Secondary School in Sankhu-10 to conduct third follow up session to 22 women from “Karmasheel Mahila Samaj Nepal”.

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Community Toilet handover program at Samundratar-1, Nuwakot

On June 1st 2016, Mr. Raghu Dhital, WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) coordinator, Mr. Laxmi Dahal, finance officer along with Ms. Maya-Lhanze Lama, intern visited Samundratar-1, Nuwakot to hand over a four-compartment community toilet constructed under the responsibility of HFOMC, supported and guided by the BNMT.

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Follow up visit at Self-help Group for Cerebral Palsy, Dhapakhel

On May 25, 2016 our psychosocial counselor Ms. Aroja Maskey and intern Ms. Maya-Lhanze Lama visited Self-help Group for Cerebral Palsy (SGCP), Dhapakhel for a follow up interview of four mothers of patients with Cerebral Palsy.

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Follow up Session at Shanti Nikunja Higher Secondary School, Maruhiti-20

On May 24, 2016 our team of psychosocial counseling (Ms. Aroja Maskey along with interns Ms. Shraddha Acharya and Mr. Tara Aryal) visited Shanti Nikunja Higher Secondary School, Maruhiti for follow up session as continuation of program initiated under Earthquake Response and Relief Initiative since May 2015.

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Inception Meeting with Stakeholders at Makwanpur

On May 23, 2016 Inception meeting was held in Makwanpur with the objective of sharing the details of “Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health Service Strengthening in Makwanpur district” project with concerned stakeholders (CDO, LDO, RHD, DHO/PHO, HFOMC and I/NGOs); and developing common understanding on implementation process of the project with the stakeholders.

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Free Health Camp in Baramchi-2, Sindhupalchowk

On May 21, 2016 a free health camp was organized by BNMT Nepal in Baramchi-2, Sindhupalchowk District for the second time in a different premises i.e. Hydropower building compound.

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Psychosocial Counseling in Jagat Sunder Bwone Kuti, Chagal-15

On May 20, psychosocial counseling was conducted in Jagat Sundar Bwone Kuti Secondary School by our psychosocial counselors Ms. Aroja Maskey, Ms. Shikha Upadhyaya Khatiwada and intern Ms. Maya-Lhanze Lama as continuation of program initiated under Earthquake Response and Relief Initiatives since May 2015.

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Visit to SGCP Nepal, Dhapakhel, Lalitpur

On May 17, 2016, a team of BNMT visited Self-help Group for Cerebral Palsy (SGCP) Nepal , Dhapakhel, Lalitpur with the objective of identifying the psychosocial needs of the parents of children with cerebral palsy (CP).

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Distribution of Essential Medicine in Central Jail Kathmandu

On May 13, 2016 essential medicines were handed over to Dr. Kedar Narsingh KC, Medical Superintendent of Central Jail Hospital,

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Follow up session at Bal Bikas Secondary School, Alapot-3

On 11 May, 2016 our Psychosocial Counselor Ms. Aroja Maskey along with our intern Ms. Maya Lhyanje Lama visited Bal Bikas Secondary School for follow up session of psychosocial counseling as continuation of program initiated under Earthquake response and relief initiative since May 2015. A total of 19 participants (12 boys and 7 girls) of grade 6 and 7 were present in the session.

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Meeting with Dr. Raghav Dhital

On 6 May 2016, Dr. Raghav Dhital, one of the trustees of Britain Nepal Medical Trust, UK, visited our office. A socially active personality and recipient of “Order of the British Empire (OBE)” in the UK, he was delighted to meet the BNMT Nepal team.

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Medicines Distribution in Okhaldhunga

On May 1, 2016, Medicines were handed over in District Health Office, Okhaldhunga for which transportation service was provided by World Health Organization (WHO).

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Medicines Distribution at Family Hospital, Dhapakhel

On April 21, 2016 medicines (antibiotics and injections) were handed over to Family Hospital in Thecho, Dhapakhel by our team members Mr. Dharma Bhandari and Mr. Dawa Dorje Sherpa.

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Psychosocial Counselling in Bal Bikas Secondary School in Alapot - 3

On April 25, 2016 our team of psychosocial Counselors (Aroja Maskey, Shikha Khatiwada and Bibha Dhungel) visited Bal Bikas Secondary School in Alapot-3 to conduct psychosocial counseling to 18 students (10 girls and 8 boys) of grade 6 and 7 as continuation of program initiated under Earthquake response and relief initiatives since May 2015.

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Follow up session at Bhagyodaya Higher Secondary School in Sankhu-10

On April 12, 2016 a follow up session was conducted at Bhagyodaya Higher Secondary School in Sankhu by our psychosocial support team (Ms. Aroja Maskey and Ms. Bibha Dhungel) as continuation of program initiated under Earthquake response

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A follow up session on psychosocial counseling at Paropakar Orphanage Girls Hostel

On April 11, 2016 our psychosocial team of Ms. Aroja Maskey and Ms.Bibha Dhungel visited Paropakar Orphanage Girls Hostel for follow session on psychosocial counseling as continuation of program initiated under Earthquake response and relief initiatives since May 2015. The session started with a couple of games followed by meditation exercise. Since this was second visit girls were more relaxed and thus opened up easily.

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Psychological Education at Community Urban Health Clinic in Manohara, Kathmandu

On April 7, 2016 Psychosocial counseling was conducted in Saamudayik Sahari Swastha Clinic (Community Urban Health Clinic) Manohara, Kathmandu to 16 FCHVs (Female Community Health Volunteers)

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Art Counseling session in Paropakar Orphanage Girls Hostel in Bhimsenthan, Kathmandu

On April 6, 2016 our psychosocial support team (Ms. Aroja Maskey, Ms. Shikha Khatiwada and Ms. Bibha Dhungel) visited Paropakar Orphanage Girls Hostel to conduct Art counseling to 16 girls of age 9-14 as a continuation of program initiated under Earthquake response and relief initiatives since May 2015. 

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Art Counseling Session in Bhagyodaya Higher Secondary School in Shankhu - 10

On April 4, 2016 our team of psychosocial counselors Ms Aroja Maskey, Ms Shikha Khatiwada along with Ms. Bibha Dhungel (Program Associate)

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Site Visit to Makwanpur with AmeriCares

On 03.04.16 our Programme Director, Mr. Suman Chandra Gurung, along with Mr. Brian Hoyer, Director AmeriCares and Mr. Rohit Odari, Country Director -Nepal, AmeriCares visited 2 VDCs in Makwanpur i.e. Makwanpurgadi and Nibuwatar, in order to get updates on the work in progress of the Health Post Reconstruction Site.

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A Presentation in Americares regarding the Progress Report

On 01.04.16 our Programme Director Mr. Suman Chandra Gurung, along with Ms Shikha U. Khatiwada (Psychosocial Councellor) made a presentation in AmeriCares regarding the progress report on Health Facilities Reconstruction and Health service strengthening in Makawanpur District Nepal.

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World Tb day 2016

With the slogan “Unite to End TB” World TB Day was celebrated worldwide on March 24, 2016. On this occasion, Nepal Public Health Student’s Society (NPHSS) organized a various programmes in the slum area of Manohara, Kathmandu which includes Sputum collection, Sputum Test, Street Drama related to Tuberculosis, Poem Recitation and Group Awareness Sessions.

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TICA Project Dissemination

A Dissemination Programme Integration of Family Planning into Agriculture and Economic Empowerment Program for Access and Coverage (TICA) was organized on 18th of March 2016 by ADRA Nepal.

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Follow Up session at Basu Secondary School

Follow up session was done today 15th March, 2016 in Basu Secondary School, Bhaktapur, (Ward No: 10) by a Psychosocial Team of BNMT where total 42 students were present (Female-13 and Male-29).

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Community Toilet handover in Bungamati

On 4th March, 2016 BNMT Team Nepal visited Lalitpur, Municipality-12, Bungamati for handover of newly constructed four compartment gender friendly community toilet implemented by Rotract club of Metro City and funded by Handle with Care International, Australia.

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Trustee's visit to EDUC- Nepal, Basundhara

On 4th March 2016, BNMT Team along with our Trustee, Dr. Gillian Holdsworth visited Education and Development for the Underprivileged Children (EDUC), Basundhara for art counseling.

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Trustee's visit to Self-Help Group for Cerebral Palsy (SGCP)

On 3rd of March 2016, Dr. Gillian Holdsworth, Trustee of BNMT UK, Mr. Suman Chandra Gurung, Program Director of BNMT and Ms.

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BNMT Nepal attended 10th Conference of Perinatal Society of Nepal

On February 26th and 27th, 2016, BNMT Nepal attended 10th Conference of Perinatal Society of Nepal (PESCON-10) held in Kathmandu.

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Visit to Tistung, Fakhel, Nibuwatar and Makwanpurgadhi of Makawanpur district

On February 26th and 27th, 2016 a team of BNMT Nepal, Mr. Sudin Maharjan - Construction Manager, Mr. Raghu Dhital -WASH Coordinator, and Mr. Chiniya Lama -District coordinator visited four health facilities in Tistung.

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Farewell to Mr. Riaz Khalil, Nepal Team Leader of AmeriCares

On 26th February, 2016 BNMT Nepal Team gave a farewell to Mr. Riaz Khalil, Nepal Team Leader of AmeriCares.

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Art Counselling in Basu Higher Secondary School, Bhaktapur

Basu Higher Secondary School, Bhaktapur (Ward No: 10) was visit by the Psychosocial Team ofBNMT Nepal once again on 23rd February, 2016 for follow up session. We conducted the psychosocial education to 42 students in total (14 female and 28 male).

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Meeting with Dr. Maxine Mcaws of OCRU

Dr.  Maxine Mcaws, Scientist and Researcher from Oxford University Clinical Research Unit (OUCRU) did her presentation on Towards TB Elimination to all BNMT staff on 23rd February 2016.

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Free Health Camp in Bharwacho, Bhaktapur Municipality-17

BNMT Nepal organized free health camp for senior citizens of Bharwacho,Bhaktapur Municipality-17on 20th  February, 2016.

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Jagat Sundari Bwone Kuti, Chagal, Kathmandu visit

On 17th February, 2016 Psychosocial Team went for follow up session in Jagat Sundari Bwone Kuti, Chagal, Kathmandu (Ward No: 15). We shared about psychosocial education to 17 students in total (11 female and 6 male).

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Psychosocial Team visited Shanti Nikunja School for Art Counselling

On 16th February, 2016, Psychosocial Team visited Shanti Nikunja School, Maruhiti, Kathmandu-20 for follow up session where we conducted an Art counseling to 31 students (25 female and 6 male).

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Handing Over DRR Equipments to St. Xavier’s School,Godavari

Equipments for Light, Search and Rescue donated by one of our Board Member, Mr. Santosh Gyawali was handed over to St. Xavier’s School, Godavari on December 22, 2015.

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Psychosocial Team visited Jagat Sundari Bwone Kuti for Follow-up session

On 5th February, 2016 Psychosocial Team went for follow up session in Jagat Sundari Bwone Kuti, Chagal, Kathmandu (Ward No: 15) for art counseling. There were total 17 students (12 female and 5 male).

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Nepal Anti-Tuberculosis Association (NATA) is organising the 3rd Conference of The Union South-East Asian Region (SEAR) in Kathmandu from 24th to 25th of April, 2016

 

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New Project with AmeriCares

Grant Agreement has been signed between AmeriCares Foundation, Inc.

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Follow up session in Education and Development for the Underprivileged Children (EDUC), Basundhara

Today BNMT Psychosocial team visited Education and Development for the Underprivileged Children (EDUC), Basundhara for the follow up session where 12 students (4 male and 8 female) were benefited.

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Art Counselling in Jagat Sundari Bwone Kuti, Chagal, Kathmandu

On 26th January 2016, BNMT Psychosocial Team visited Jagat Sundari Bwone Kuti, Chagal, Kathmandu (Ward No: 15) for art counseling.  There were total 20 students (4 Male and 16 Female) who participated in art counseling with great enthusiasm.

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Psychosocial Education in Basu Secondary School, Bhaktapur

On 21st January, 2016 Psychosocial Team visited Basu Secondary School, Bhaktapur, (Ward No: 10) for Psychosocial Education.

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Essential medicines handed over to Mother Land Hospital, Bhaktapur

On 20th January, 2016 BNMT handed over essential medicines to Mother Land Hospital, Bhaktapur.

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Essential medicines handed over to Teaching Hospital

On 19th January, 2016 BNMT Nepal handed over essential medicines to Prof. Dr. Prem Khadga, Director of Institute of Medicine, TUTH, Teaching Hospital, Maharajgunj.

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Psychosocial Education in Shanti Nikunja School, Maruhiti, Kathmandu

BNMT Psychosocial Team visited Shanti Nikunja School, Maruhiti, Kathmandu, on January 19, 2016 where total 36 students ( 23 female and 13 male) were attended.

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Art Counselling in Education and Development for the Underprivileged Children (EDUC), Basundhara

On 18th January, 2016 Psychosocial Team visited Education and Development for the Underprivileged Children (EDUC), Basundhara to follow up Art Counseling where 8 students were benefited.

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Site visit to Makawanpur

On 8th January 2016, BNMT made a visit along with AmeriCares Nepal Team leader-Riaz Khalil and Programme Director- Suman Chandra Gurung from BNMT Nepal to another two VDC’s i.e. Fakhel Health Post and Makawanpurgadhi Health Post for the reconstruction of Health facilities.

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Community Toilet Handover in Bhaktapur Municipality-1, Chokhate

A team of BNMT Nepal Mr. Suman Chandra Gurung, director of BNMT Nepal, Mr. Raghu Dhital and Ms. Aroja Maskey visited Bhaktapur Municipality-1, Chokhate and handed over the newly constructed four compartment gender friendly community toilet to Bhaktpur Municipality on 4th January, 2016.

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Free Health Camp in Kunchowk, Sindupalchowk for Earthquake Victims

On 30th December, 2015 BNMT Nepal conducted free health to the earthquake affected people at Kunchowk -3, Sindupalchowk.

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Art Counselling and Assertiveness Education at Education and Development for the Underprivileged Children (EDUC), Basundhar

On 21st December, 2015 psychosocial team visited Education and Development for the Underprivileged Children (EDUC), Basundhar for follow up Art Counseling. Total 14 children were present and were very excited to involve in the session. 

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Health Camp for Senior Citizens in Byasi, Bhaktapur

BNMT Nepal organized free health camp including General,respiratory, Gynae and orthopedic check up for senior citizens of Bhaktapur Municipality on December 19, 2015. The camp was conducted in Bhaktapur Municipality in collaboration with Youth Initiative Group, Byasi, Bhaktapur. Youth Initiative Group managed banner, prescription pad along with breakfast/lunch and other logistics. Similarly BNMT Nepal supported medical team with drugs and other equipments.

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Art Counselling Conducted At Education And Development For The Underprivileged Children (Educ)-Nepal

On 8th December, 2015 BNMT visited Education and Development for the Underprivileged Children (EDUC- Nepal) located at Basundhara, Kathmandu for Art Counselling. Nearly 31 children, age ranging from 5 to 12 years were benefitted.

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Prof Dr Surya Prasad Subedi and the Team of BNMT Nepal visited Bhaktapur Municipality

On 30th November, 2015 Prof. Dr. Surya Prasad Subedir (Co-chair & board of trustee, Britain Nepal Medical Trust), Dr. Kulesh Thapa (Country Representative) and Mr. Raghu Dhital visited Chokhate, ward no. 1 of Bhaktapur Municipality to observe our ongoing construction of Gender Friendly Community Toilet.

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Visit of Prof Dr Surya Prasad Subedi at the Head office of BNMT Nepal

It was our great pleasure to welcome and interact with renowned personality Prof Dr Surya Prasad Subedi Co-Chair and Board of Trustee of Britain Nepal Medical Trust on 30th October 2015 at the head office of BNMT Nepal for the staff meeting to share updates of BNMT Nepal’s post-earthquake management initiative programmes and to observe ongoing WASH programme in Bhaktapur Municipality -1, Chokhate.

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ZERO New Infections AIDS-Related Deaths Discrimination"

You will never catch up with the spread of AIDS no matter how much money, no matter how many antiretrovirals are put into the system, unless you stop its growth. And the only way to stop its growth is prevention.

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Certificate Of Appreciation Received From District Public Health Office (Dpho), Kathmandu

BNMT is very glad to receive Certificate of Appreciation from District Public Health Office (DPHO), Kathmandu on 15th November, 2015 for contributing tireless technical assistance and financial support to address the issues on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services

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Free Health Check-Up Conducted At Himalayan Old Age Home, Gongabu, Kathmandu

On 22nd November, 2015 BNMT Team along with Dr Johnny Payne, Board of Trustee BNMT UK and Dr Kulesh Thapa, Country Representative visited Himalayan Old Age Home for the Free Health Check-up of nearly 12 elderly citizens. Along with this, free medicines were provided as per prescription.

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Psychosocial Counselling and Support Training

BNMT PSS Team provided Psychosocial Counselling and Support Training (PSS) to 18 Volunteers of Nobel Compassionate Volunteer (NCV) for 2 days from 8th November to 9th November 2015 at the Premises of NCV, Baluwatar, Kathmandu.

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Essential Medicines Handed Over To Tamakhoshi Cooperative Hospital

On 8th November, 2015 BNMT handed over essential medicines to Tamakoshi Cooperative Hospital for Ramechhap district as a part of support for earthquake relief initiatives.

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Ameri Cares and BNMT Nepal Visited Health Facilities of Makawanpur District

Joint visit made by AmeriCares headquarter Director-Brian Hoyer, Vice President-Garrett Ingoglia, Nepal Team leader-Riaz Khalil and BNMT Nepal Programme Director- Suman Chandra Gurung along with government personal towards the Makawanpur district on 10th November, 2015.

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Art Therapy session at Prisoners Assistance Nepal

On 15th October, 2015 BNMT organised Art Therapy  session at Prisoners Assistance Nepal (PA Nepal), Nayabazaar in collaboration with The Relief Trust to mark the World Mental Health Day.

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Water Purifier Bag Distribution Programme

On 14th October 2015, BNMT organised Water Purifier Bag Distribution Programme in collaboration with AmeriCares and NCV at Sherpa IDP Camp, Jagdol, Kathmandu. Mr Riaz Khalil from Americares witnessed the distribution of purifier bags to the targeted community.

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World Mental Health Day

On 9th October, 2015 BNMT Team was delighted to attend the programme to mark the World Mental Health Day with slogan of “Dignity in Mental Health” organized by Pratham Paila (First Step).

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BNMT Team Attended the Review of MHPSS and Certificate Distribution Programme

On 8th October, 2015 BNMT Nepal Team was invited in District Public Health Office, Teku, Kathmandu for the review of MHPSS and Certificate Distribution Programme.

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Conduction of Free Health Camp, Medical Aid and Distribution of Water Purifier Bag for Senior Citizens of Bhaktapur Municipality

On 3rd October, 2015 BNMT organised a free health camp for senior citizen of Bhaktapur Municipality in collaboration with Basu Higher Secondary School and Concern Nepal, Bhaktapur

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Distribution of Water Purifier Bag to IDPs in Maheswori, Khelmaidaan, Bhaktapur

On 29th September, 2015 team of BNMT and Mr Riaz Khalil from AmeriCares visited Bhaktapur District to distribute the water purifier bags to the IDPs in Maheswori Khelmaidaan, Bhaktapur municipality

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Conduction of Follow-Up Psychosocial Education for the Students of Belmont International School, Samakhushi, Kathmandu

On 28th September, 2015, BNMT psychosocial team was in Belmont International School, Town Planning Samakhushi, to provide another follow-up session on psychosocial education.

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Conducted Psychosocial Counselling for Additional Two Groups in Makawanpur District

As a part of Psychosocial Support Activities, BNMT psychosocial team visited another group of Thaha Municipality-6 Damki on 25th September 2015.

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Handing Over the Letter of Appreciation to Mr. Chiniya Lama

It is our great pleasure to handover the "Letter of Appreciation" to Mr. Chiniya Lama, Sr. Auxilliary Health Worker, PHCC, Palung on 24th September, 2015

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Psychosocial Education Provided to the Teachers, Students and Local Community of Makawanpur Districts

On 24th September, 2015 BNMT team was in Makawanpur to provide Psychosocial education to different groups such as teachers, students and local community.

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On Going Follow-Up Session on Psychosocial Education at Belmont International School, Kathmandu

On 22nd September 2015, BNMT Psychosocial team again visited Belmont International School, Town Planning Samakhushi-29 for another follow-up session of psychosocial education.

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Conducted Follow-Up Psychosocial Education at Belmont International School, Samkahushi

On 17th September 2015, BNMT psychosocial team was at Belmont International School, Town Planning Samakhushi-29 for the follow-up Psychosocial counselling where 14 students attended the session from class 10.

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Construction of Community Toilet in Bungamati near IDP Settlement Site

On 15th September 2015, BNMT WASH team Visited Bungamati IDP settlement site and met Mr Rajan Maharjan (Member, Rotaract Club of Metrocity) to receive an update on community toilet construction progress, problems and it's constraints.

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Certificate of Appreciation Received from Nepalese Nursing Association UK (NNAUK)

BNMT is very glad to receive a “Certificate of Appreciation” from Nepalese Nursing Association UK (NNAUK) for contributing volunteer services

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Follow-up Session was done at Shanti Nikunja Secondary School, Kathmandu

BNMT Psychosocial team was at Shanti Nikunja Secondary School on 14 September, 2015 for another follow-up session of counselling.

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Conduction of Psychosocial Education in Belmont International School, Samakhushi, Kathmandu

On 11th September 2015, BNMT psychosocial team was at Belmont International School, Town Planning Samakhushi-29 for the Psychosocial education where 19 students attended the session from class 10.

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MEDICINE HANDED OVER TO POSSIBLE FOR DOLAKHA DISTRICT

On 14th September, 2015 BNMT handed over essential medicines to POSSIBLE for Dolakha district as a part of support for earthquake relief initiatives.

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CONDUCTION OF FOLLOW-UP PSYCHOSOCIAL COUNSELLING IN SHANTI NIKUNJA HIGH SCHOOL, MARUHITI, KATHMANDU

BNMT Psychosocial team visited Shanti Nikunja High School on 10th September 2015, for the follow-up Psychosocial session.

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Final Follow-up Psychosocial Education in Nepal Path Finder Secondary School

From the previous follow-up session, we came to know that students from class 10 of Nepal Path Finder Secondary School, who are going to appear School Leaving Certificate (SLC) wanted to focus more on their study.

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Tent Distribution and Installation in Yonsikhel, Bhaktapur

On 3rd September 2015, BNMT team handed over one set of 8 man tent to Ms Sona Deula (24) a mother of 8th month’s old baby, who has been living in Yosinkhel (Bhaktapur municipality 11) IDP Camp since the earthquake first hit in Nepal.

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Follow-up Psychosocial Education in Nepal Path Finder Secondary School, Gaushala

On September 4, 2015, BNMT Psychosocial Team was in "Nepal Path Finder Secondary School" Pingalisthan, Gaushala ward no. 9 for the follow-up session.

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Appreciation Letter from Thaha Municipality, Makawanpur

Immediately after the earthquake, BNMT Psychosocial team was in Makawanpur (one of the most affected districts) on 6th May 2015 where most of the people were scared and traumatised. Three people had already committed suicide in Makwanpur during the aftermath of the April earthquake.

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Psychosocial Counselling in Nepal Path Finder Secondary School

On 28 August 2015, BNMT Psychosocial Team was in another new venue "Nepal Path Finder Secondary School” which is located in Pingalashtan, Gaushala ward no. 9, Kathmandu.  Total 15 students were given Psychosocial Education and taught about Art Counselling.



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Visit to Earthquake Survivors and Distribution of Relief Materals

On 27th August 2015, Co-Chair and Trustee of BNMT UK visited in the IDP camp at Yoshinkhel- Bhaktapur and handed over the Tent and Blankets to the Post Natal Mother (Ms. Jyoti Deula) mother of 17 days old twin babies.

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Conduction of Free Health Camp and Medical Aid in Sipaghat, Kavre

On 26th August 2015 BNMT Nepal conducted Free Health Camp Service and provided free medical aid to individuals and families affected by earthquake in Sipaghat, Kavre.

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Handing over First-Aid Box to the school in Bhaktapur

On 20th August 2015 a team of BNMT Nepal Mr. Raghu Dhital, Mr. Raju Prajapati, Ms. Saki Thapa and Mr. Dawa Sherpa visited Bhaktapur District and handed over the first aid box to the Principal of Basu Higher Secondary School, Bhaktapur.

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Conduction of Psychosocial Counselling Support in Daman-7, Makawanpur

On 20th August 2015, Psychosocial Team went to Daman -7, Makawanpur, Thaha Municipality which is one of the earthquake affected area for Psychosocial Counselling Support.

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Acknowledge and Letter of Appreciation Received from Bhaktapur Municipality

On 18th August 2015, Bhaktapur Municipality handed over Letter of Acknowledgement and Letter of Appreciation to BNMT for the completion of Gender Friendly Toilet at Yoshinkhel and Maheswori.

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Psychosocial Counselling along with Psychosocial Education Provided to the Students of Shanti Nikunja High School

With a prime objective of addressing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in Post-earthquake scenario, Psychosocial Team went to Shanti Nikunja High School located at Maruhiti, Basantapur Kasthamandap on 18th August, 2015.

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Handing over Tent and Relief Materials to IDP Camp, Yoshinkhel, Bhaktapur

On 15th August 2015 Dr. Kulesh Bahadur Thapa, Country Representative of BNMT along with few Thai Buddhist residing in Kathmandu handed over the essential relief materials, food and tent to the Post Natal Mother (Ms. Jyoti Deula), mother of 17 days old twin babies.

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Handing Over Essential Medicines

On 12th August, 2015 BNMT handed over essential medicines to Shahid Ganga Lal Hospital, Bansbari and Nepal Heart Foundation, Lalitpur.

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Basic Psychosocial Counselling Provided to the Survivours of Langtang Disaster

After the need assessment, A Psychosocial Team along with Team Leader and MHPSS Coordinator of Ameri Cares visited Yellow Gumba – Balaju on 11th August 2015 to provide basic psychosocial counselling inside a camp.

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Psychosocial Counselling Need Assessment for the Langtang Disaster Survivours

On 10th August 2015, Two members from Psychosocial Team-Ms. Saki Thapa and Ms. Soma Rai did a quick assessment on the need of psychosocial counselling inside Yellow Gumba, Namgyal Chowk – Balaju, where one of the camps is set for IDP of Langtang disaster survivors. There were 116 families living together where 60 to 70 are female and all the children have been kept in a hostel.

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Another Psychosocial Counelling At Khowpa Poly-Technical College In Bhaktpur

On 10th August 2015, Psychosocial Team of BNMT again was in Khowpa Poly-technical College in Chyamasingh, Bhaktapur to conduct counselling session.

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Community Toilet Handover Programme At Bhaktapur

On 9th August 2015, finally BNMT was very delighted to handover the permanent community toilet formally to the Bhaktapur Municipality and User’s Committee in Maheshwori and Yonsikhel of Bhaktapur Municipality by the BNMT UK co-chairperson Dr. Gillian Holdsworth.

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Psychosocial Counselling for Nursing Students of Khowpa Poly-Technical College, Bhaktapur

On 6th August 2015, Psychosocial Team of BNMT was in Khowpa Poly-technical College in Chyamasingh, Bhaktapur to conduct counselling session.

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Workshop on “Resilience Skills and Trauma Reduction”

Psychosocial Team of BNMT participated in two day workshop on “Resilience Skills and Trauma Reduction” which was held on 4th-5th August, 2015 organised by Second Response in Hotel Vajra, Swoyambhu, Kathmandu, with the involvement of 14 participants from various organisations.

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Conducted Orientation on National TB Control Programme, Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (NTP PDNA) in Nuwakot, Rasuwa and Dhading for DPHO

On 02 August 2015, a team of NTP PDNA led by Mr. Raghu Dhital (WASH Coordinator, BNMT) with four officials Mr. Bimal Yadav, Mr. Rajendra Khadka, Ms. Gita Baniya and Mr. Gopi Rupakheti from NTC, Thimi, Bhaktapur visited Nuwakot and Rasuwa Districts Health Office to orient the DPHO team on National TB Control Programme, Post-Disaster Needs Assessment (NTP PDNA).

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Need Assessment Visit to Health Posts in Makwanpur District

BNMT Nepal and AmeriCares jointly visited the Palung Sub Health Post and Bajrabarahi Health Post of Makwanpur district on 29th July

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Attended Self Caring Session Organised By Awon

BNMT Psychosocial Support team attended a session on Self Caring on 30th of July, 2015.

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Free Health Camp In Daman, Makwanpur

On 29th July 2015, BNMT conducted a Free Health Camp and Psychosocial Counselling to individuals and families affected by earthquake in Thaha Municipality, Daman

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Handing Over Essential Medicines For Gorkha

On 27th July, BNMT handed over essential medicines for National Institute of Neurological & Allied Sciences

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Final Follow Up Session In Allapot (Bal Bikash Secondary School)

On 27th July 2015, BNMT Psycho Social Team was in Bal Bikash Secondary School, Allapot-3 for the follow up counselling session

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100th Day of EQ in BNMT Nepal Website

The massive earthquake on 25th April 2015 and its aftershocks led to 8,898 deaths and leaving more than 22,000 injured with irreparable damage

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Progress on Construction of Community Toilet

On the recent updates in the community Water, Sanitation and Hygiene initiatives by BNMT in earthquake affected area; the construction of gender friendly community toilets in Yosinkhel is completed and only the white paintings on the walls remains to be done.

 
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Followup Counselling in Bal Bikash Secondary School

On 23rd of July 2015, BNMT conducted a Second Follow Up Counselling Session to 19 students of class eight from Bal Bikash Secondary School, Allapot-3 Kathmandu.

 
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Distribution of Soap in Bal Bikash Secondary School

Along with the psycho-social support program in Bal Bikash Secondary School on 23rd of July we also handed over soaps

 
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Workshop on Free Skills Sharing and Self- Care

BNMT Psychosocial Support team attended a workshop on Free Skills Sharing and Self- Care on 21st of July, 2015. The workshop was organized jointly by Trans Cultural Psychosocial Organization Nepal (TPO Nepal) along with Art Refuge UK.

 
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Orientation Session in Kanya Mandir Higher Secondary School

On 17th July, BNMT Psychosocial Team was in Kanya Mandir Higher Secondary School, Kathmandu to conduct an orientation session on Psycho-social Education.

 
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Distribution of Clothes and Handing over Medicines

On 17th July, a team from BNMT was at Children Friendly Space in Dharmasthali-3, Kathmandu to distribute clothes for children affected by earthquake.

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Free Health Camp in Himalaya Old Age Home

BNMT conducted Free Health Camp at Himalaya Kendra (Himalaya Old Age Home) Gongabu-6, Jalbinayak, Kathmandu for elderly citizens on 16th July 2015.

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Handing Over Essential Medicines for Okhaldhunga District

On 14th July, 2015 BNMT handed over a number of essential medicines to the Logistics Management Division (LMD) for the Okhaldhunga districts.

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Followup Session in in BalBikash Secondary School, Allapot

On 14th July 2015, BNMT conducted a follow up counselling session to 20 students of class eight from BalBikash secondary School, Allapot-3 Kathmandu.

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PSS Follow-up session in Chobhar

On 13th July, 2015 BNMT conducted follow up counselling session in Chobhar-15, Kirtipur.

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Final Followup and Basic Psychosocial Orientation session in Sankhu

We also conducted a final followup session in Pukulachi 10; Sankhu on 9th July.

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First Psychosocial Counselling session in BalMandir Primary School, Bhaktapur

Likewise on 8th July, the Psychosocial Counselling team was in BalMandir Primary School. BalMandir is a government run primary school situated within Bhaktapur Durbar Square area.

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Psychosocial Counselling and Support Program in Chobhar

On 7th July, 2015 a team of counsellor from BNMT was in Chobhar-15, Kirtipur. During the visit we met with Ms. RatnaKumariBasnet, Health Post Incharge of Chobar Health Post office and briefed about the purpose of visit.

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Progress on Community WASH Program

The ongoing construction of Gender Friendly Community toilets in earthquake affected Yosinkhel area of Bhaktapur is near to its completion.

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Condolence

Condolence

(Late Dr Penny Cunningham)

We are deeply saddened to receive a news of Dr Penny Cunningham who passed away on 9th July 2015 following a long illness.

 
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Psychosocial Counselling and Support Program at Allapot-3, Kathmandu

On 3rd July, 2015 a team of counsellor from BNMT was in Bal Bikash Secondary School, Allapot-3, Kathmandu.

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Handing Over Essential Medicine to Tamakoshi Cooperative Hospital

On 2nd July 2015, BNMT handed over medicines to Dr. Suman Karmacharya of Tamakoshi Cooperative Hospital Manthali, Ramechhap. 

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Free Health and Relief Camp in Baramchi, Sindhupalchowk

On 1st July, 2015 BNMT Nepal conducted Free Health Camp and Relief Distribution Program to individuals and families affected by earthquake in Baramchi-2, Sindhupalchowk.

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Construction of Gender Friendly Community toilet in Yosinkhel Area

The construction of gender friendly community toilets in earthquake affected Yosinkhel area in Bhaktapur is going on full-fledged.

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Construction of Community Toilets

Responding to WASH situation in post disaster setting, BNMT is taking the initiative to construct community based gender friendly toilet in earthquake affected areas.

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Capacity Building of BNMT staffs on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support

A team from BNMT participated in three days training from 23rd to 25th June conducted by AmeriCares on "Mental Health and Psychosocial Support" in Greenwich Hotel in Lalitpur. BNMT was happy to share the training opportunity with the counsellors from Save the Children and ACHA Himalayan Sisterhood. A total of 21 participants attended the training. The training covered the vital aspect of psychosocial support program

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Handing over essential Medicines to Neuro Hospital, Bansbari

On 18th June: We handed over essential medicines to Nero Hospital Bansbari, Kathmandu.

 
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Followup and Individual counseling to elderly people

On17th June 2015 BNMT did a followup counselling session to 10 elderly individuals from Himalayan Old Age Home, Gongabu. It was great to know that the elders are moving on with a positive note after the earthquake.

 
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Follow up Psychosocial Counselling and Supprot Program in Sankhu

On 19th June follow up counselling session was done to 16 inidividuals in Sankhu, Kathamndu. The participants were staffs from Pukulachi Sakhu Health Post, female Community Health Volunteers and some were members of local mothers group.

 
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Supporting the rehabilitation of the injured

On 15th June a team of BNMT counsellor was with Ambika Lamichhane, aged 40, being discharge from Nepal Orthopedic Hospital Jorpati, Kathmandu. She was from Nagarkot Municipality ward no. 6 Jitpur where her home has been seriously damaged.

 
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Capacity Building on Post- Disaster Psychosocial Counselling and Support Program

NMT successfully conducted two days training on “Post- Disaster Psychosocial Counselling and Support” to 12 staffs of Mother and Infant Research Activities (MIRA), a research based organisation in Kathmandu on 10th and 11th June, 2015.

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Psychosocial Need Assessment and Support Program in Sankhu

On 8th June BNMT’s Psychosocial Support Group was in Pukulachi 10, Shankarpur Municipality, Sakhu Kathmandu. Pukulachi area has been identified as hard hit area and critical in respect to psychosocial support required.

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Handing over Essential Medicines to Ministry of Health and Population

Tuesday – 9th June 2015: Besides our community outreach work, BNMT is also working towards providing medicines and other essential items to the Ministry of Health and Population.

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Ongoing Psychosocial Support Program in Earthquake affected Areas within the valley

On 29th May BNMT counselling team was in Jordhara, Kapan for need assessment and forming group for Psycho social Support program. In the mean while as a psychosocial support to about 25-30 children living in the tents of the particular area, the team also introduced various games and involved the kids in fun activities. It was heart-warming to see kids actively being involved in the games with smiling faces. 

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Free Health and Relief Camp in Tallo Okharpauwa, Nuwakot

On 26th May, BNMT Nepal conducted Free Health Camp and Relief Distribution Program to individuals and families affected by earthquake in Tallo Okharpauwa, Nuwakot.

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Follow up session on Psychosocial Counselling in Bhaktapur

Counselling is not a one-time event. It requires regular follow up so as to support and empower the counseled group to build up greater resilience after the disaster and attain a “new normal”. It also helps them to initiate self-spirited support to each other and the community.

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Psychosocial Counselling and Support in Palung

As a continuum to the BNMT efforts on providing a safe environment and firm support to the people affected by the devastating earthquake, a team of counselor was in Palung, Thaha municipality in Makwanpur district on 20th May 2015.

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Psychosocial School Support Programme

As part of the Mental Health Support for schools, we were in St Xavier's School, Godavari on the 21st May. St Xavier's School is a community school with 900 students enrolled in the school from grades 1 to 10 from the surrounding village. Nearly 70 teachers and support staffs participated the counselling session.

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Coordination with DPHO Kathmandu

With lots of lives and comfort buried in the rubble of the buildings, survivors of earthquake in Nepal are in dire need of mental support. BNMT has now formally coordinated with District Public Health Office, Kathmandu to provide psychosocial support to individuals and families in 21 key affected areas within Kathmandu district.

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Continued Psychosocial Support in Bhaktapur

After the devastating earthquake in Nepal followed by many aftershocks which claimed thousands of lives leaving many injured; individuals and families are suffering from both physical as well as mental anguish. BNMT is continuing its efforts on addressing post-traumatic stress disorder in this post- earthquake scenario.

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BNMT in Duachaur, Sindhupalchowk

On the 17th May 2015, a team of BNMT was in Duachaur ward no. 5, Sindhupalchowk for situation analysis and assisting in relief materials distribution program. It was heart wrenching to find almost all houses completely destroyed by the earthquake. Many also lost their lives in the earthquake.

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Psychosocial Counselling in Bhaktapur

On 12th May, a team from BNMT conducted a counselling session for a group more than 20 which included women, young girls and men in Bhaktapur Municipality within the District Public Health Office to mentally support those who have been traumatised by massive earthquake that hit Nepal.

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BNMT Team in Marpak, Dhading

On 7th and 8th May, 2015, BNMT along with Nepalese Nursing Association UK was in Marpak VDC of Dhading district conducting general health camp and distribution of relief materials along with psychosocial counseling.  Marpak is one of the five most affected VDCs in the district. Located high up in the hills, itwas extremely difficult to get aid into the district by road. It took us nearly 2 days to reach this remote village.

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Handing over Essential Medicines to the Government of Nepal

On May 7th 2015 BNMT handed over essential medicines for Ramechhap and Dolakha to the Logistics Management Division of the Ministry of Health and Population, Teku, Kathmandu. These medicines will be used for the treatment of those affected by the earthquake through the Government Hospitals and the Peripheral Health Care Centres in the respective districts.

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Distribution of Relief Materials in Budhanilkantha

7th May 2015- A team from BNMT visited and distributed relief materials to 70 earthquake affected families from Budhanilkantha Municipality Ward no.2. Four lives were lost in this locality.

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Distribution of Relief Materials in Nuwakot

On 6th May, BNMT were in Suryamati VDC of Nuwakot district where we conducted a health camp and distributed food and other essential items including ORS and sanitary pad to 150 families affected by the earthquake.

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Psychosocial support to the families affected by earthquake in Makawanpur

A joint team from BNMT and the Nepalese Nurses Association UK were in Daman ward no. 4 and 5 Thaha Municipality of Makwanpur district provided psychosocial counselling support to women and children affected by the earthquake on 6th May 2015.

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Rapid Assessment of Sanitation at camp sites, Bhaktapur

5th  and 6th  May 2015 - Rapid assessment of the water and sanitation situation of those who have lost their homes and were living at camp sites in Bhaktapur was done.

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BNMT Earthquake Relief Action 4th May 2015

4th May 2015, BNMT has teamed up with the Nepalese Nurses Association UK in providing support to those affected by the earthquake.

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BNMT Earthquake Relief Action 3rd May 2015

3rd May2015: BNMT team was in ChimalPokhari village, ward no-16 in Phutung today providing health checkup, food, water and blankets.

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BNMT Earthquake Relief Action 2nd May 2015

2nd May 2015, a week after the devastating earthquake hit Nepal, BNMT team visited Kot Danda in the outskirts of Kathmandu where almost all houses have been destroyed. Families were sleeping out in the open and hoping that they get the needed support to rebuild their homes. BNMT distributed blankets for the affected people.

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World TB Day 2015

World TB Day 2015

BNMT Nepal participated in the World Tuberculosis Day on 24th March, 2015 organised by the National Tuberculosis Centre at the Nepal Academy Hall, Kamaladi in Kathmandu. During the event, BNMT disseminated its anti TB activities and achievements through its exhibition stall. More than 500 people visited the stall during the day. The visitors were provided various IEC/BCC materials on TB prevention at the function.

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Simon Sinclair - in memoriam

Simon Sinclair - in memoriam

Simon started his love for Nepal as a medical student on his elective with BNMT. His strong affiliation for this beautiful Himalayan country and its people saw his return as field doctor for BNMT in 1980. The days when recently qualified and idealistic Western doctors still roamed the Eastern Hills and were responsible for running the TB and leprosy control programmes in remote district centres. Simon's commitment and closeness to the Nepali people

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