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So far Karuna Foundation has created 22 blog entries.

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.

A new policy act

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The government of Province 1 adopts the Inspire2Care programme in their care and social development policy and signed a new act. They have expressed their intention to implement the program by strengthening their local health and social institutions and by allocating budgets for its implementation.

Impact study

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The Royal Tropical Institute has been selected to implement an impact study of the Inspire2Care program in the coming 6 years.

Agreement

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The two boards of KarunaNL and Karuna Foundation Nepal signed a MOU (memorandum of understanding), on the cooperation and conditions for funding.

Start of Karuna NL foundation

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Four foundations have combined their forces in funding and support the scaling of the Inspire2Care program in the whole of Province 1 in Nepal. They set up a new legal entity called the KarunaNL foundation. Funders are the Dutch foundations: Ineke Feitz, Weeshuis der Doopsgezinden and Perspectief. UBS Optimus Foundation is the fourth funding partner.

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