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

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The project titled “Humanitarian Nutrition Assistance (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. 4,08,46,600.00 (excluding VAT), funded by UNICEF. The consultancy assignment spanned two fiscal years, FY 2072/073 and FY 2073/074, beginning in February 2016 and concluding in December 2016.

The project aimed to provide technical support to the District Health Office (DHO) in Sindhuli for various nutrition-related activities during the recovery phase following the earthquake. These activities included conducting nutrition program orientation for DHO and staff, orientation for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), District Training of Trainers (DTOT), health worker (HW) level training and review meetings, Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) level training and review meetings, support for establishing WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) corners at health facilities, 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 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 recovery phase in Sindhuli district following the earthquake.