Great news for Karuna Nepal

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Milestone for Karuna Nepal: unique system change in healthcare 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. UBS Optimus Foundation is the commissioning party and will fund this study.

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.

Video: Best Wishes in practice

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This new videoshows how Best Wishes, the prevention component of Inspire2Care, works in a village. Follow the pregnant Dhana, who lives in a remote village in the Nepalese 'tea-district' Ilam.

Inspire2Care top 10 scalable models

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Zero Project Impact Transfer has selected Inspire2Care as one of the most scalable projects that work on a world without barriers for people with a disability. Karuna will present her upscaling strategy at the conference in Vienna.