On June 16th, 2019 the government of Province 1 in Nepal has decided to adopt the Inspire2Care program, as developed by the Karuna Foundation, in their mainstream healthcare policy, budgets and programs. This program aims at strengthening the current health institutions to:
- prevent birth defects, stunted growth and handicaps by strengthening the mother and child care.
- develop “disability inclusive societies”, where people with a disability are taken care of, are rehabilitated and take part in social life.
The government will be responsible for the implementation and co-funding. The Karuna Foundation will support the government by providing training, guidance, support in the implementation to make sure the provincial government and municipalities involved can continue the program at their own accounts in each municipality after 3,5 years.