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So far Karuna Foundation has created 27 blog entries.

Disability assessment camps

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Disability assessment camps started in all 27 municipalities of batch 1. This video shows the camp in the town of Itahari and is a documentation nade by the local television

8000 persons with a disability screened

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In December 2020,  the first screening camps were organised COVID-prove, in small groups and in the open air,  in the new municipalities of batch 1.  This time the local government took responsibility for the organisation.

Training of 380 health workers on Medic Mobile

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In the period December- January 2021 a total of 380 health workers are being trained by the staff of Medic Mobile in the use of mobile phones for data collection and sending messages on Ante and Post Natal Check Ups. 

Recognition for effective giving.

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Karuna  has been qualified as top organisation by Kinder, the newly founded platform for effective giving. We are selected as Kinders accessible health care appeal.

The impact study of the DPRP

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The impact study of the DPRP has started with the base line survey. Interviews are implemented by researchers from our partner organisation Solutions in Nepal in close cooperation with dr Pierre Pratley from the Royal Tropical Institute Amsterdam. First results are expected in March 2021.

Safe delivery amidst the COVID-19 turmoil in Nepal

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“To keep my baby safe from COVID- 19 exposure, I skipped my check-up and decided on Home Delivery, as I feared a hospital visit, but I was wrong.  I am thankful to our CBRF for guiding me about the possibility of safe delivery.” (Ganga Magrati).

Covid-19 response

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Karuna Foundation Nepal has been able to support some basic medical supplies and equipment to the 69 Municipalities (1 Metro, 2 Sub Metros, 26 Municipalities and 40 Rural Municipalities) in Province no. 1 of Nepal, where the organization is operating its Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation program. The support reached these local governments from Illam, Panchthar, Morang, Sunsari, Dhankuta, Bhojpur and Sankhuwasabha districts. Covid-19 response

Restart and commitment government

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After almost 3 months of lock-down, the Karuna Foundation Nepal is restarting its work in the municipalities and all staff are back in office eager to catch up with the work.  In the last week of June also, the provincial government has approved the plans and budget for the coming fiscal year. 

Milestone for Karuna Nepal: unique system change in healthcare

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After years of developing, testing and scaling a new cost effective model for health care and rehabilitation of persons with a disability in the district of Ilam in Nepal, the strongly committed team of Karuna Foundation Nepal has reached a great milestone.

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