Towards a modified Disability Prevention and Rehabilitation Program (DPRP 2.0).

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The original DPRP had a phasing, implementing the program first in one half of Province 1, followed by replication in the other half. This scenario was updated in 2022 for a  number of reasons. The Covid-19 pandemic struck Nepal in 2020 and 2021. This led to a delay in the first phase, which will now be completed in 2024. This created time to experiment with adapted approaches and to look closely at the lessons, which could be learned in this first phase

Renewed financial and political commitment from the government in Nepal

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Renewed financial and political commitment from the government in Nepal.After the local elections in May around 70% of the mayors in the 58 municipalities have been replaced by newly elected mayors. The big question for us was how this would impact the political support and implementation of the DPRP.

Karuna Foundation received the EVPA CoLab Award

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Karuna Foundation received the EVPA CoLab Award on November 2021. This award acknowledges system change leaders in the EVPA community and gives broad visibility to remarkable collaboration and system change practices. “During and prior to the pandemic many investors for impact have applied innovative approaches and partnership strategies that have the potential to transform the way in which deeply rooted problems are tackled.

Karuna foundation has been awarded

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Karuna foundation has been awarded with the Data Transparency Label 2021 by EVPA For the first time in its history of data collection, EVPA has launched the Data Transparency Label 2021 to publicly recognise and award the respondents of the 2020 investing for impact survey.

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.

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