Humanitarian Nutrition Assistance (Post Recovery Phase-Earthquake): Nutrition Response in Sindhuli District

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The project titled “Humanitarian Nutrition Assistance (Post-Recovery Phase-Earthquake): Nutrition Response” was implemented in Sindhuli district with UNICEF, Nepal Country Office, as the client. The lead firm provided services valued at Rs. 1,29,00,000.00, funded by UNICEF. The consultancy assignment spanned two fiscal years, FY 2073/074 and FY 2074/075, commencing in April 2017 and concluding in December 2017.

The project aimed to provide technical support to the District Health Office (DHO) in Sindhuli for various nutrition-related activities during the post-recovery phase following the earthquake. These activities included conducting nutrition program orientation for DHO and staff, orientation for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), health worker (HW) level training and review meetings, Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) level training and review meetings, coordination with the WASH cluster for regular drinking water supply and building toilets at health facilities with OTP (Outpatient Therapeutic Program) and TSF (Targeted Supplementary Feeding), counseling sessions for mothers’ groups, lactating and pregnant women, management of Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM), Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM), and Pregnant and Lactating Women (PLW) cases, program monitoring at health facility and community levels, supply and sub-district level transportation, re-nutrition assessment of children aged 6-59 months after two months, media mobilization, establishment of MAM Centers, formation of VDCs (Village Development Committees) Level Food Security Committees, and conducting a review and handover of the recovery program at the district level.

The services provided by the lead firm encompassed the successful execution of these activities, facilitating coordination, monitoring, and support for nutrition assistance during the post-recovery phase in Sindhuli district following the earthquake.