Health and Care

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Background

Nepal Red Cross Society, Kaski (NRCS) has been providing health services to the targeted people through promoting hygiene and sanitation, and generating awareness on immunization, nutrition, infectious diseases and First Aid skills etc. Similarly, NRCS, Kaski has also been providing ambulance service, HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support services, blood collection, screening and supply. NRCS, Kaski has been applying community based approach in implementing health and care activities like First Aid (FA), Water and Sanitation, Community Development Program, Primary Health Care. Blood Transfusion is solely mandated to NRCS by the Government of Nepal. NRCS, Kaski has been operating blood transfusion service at Kaski district as network of NRCS. Its major activities are motivation of blood donors, blood collection, screening and supply of safe blood to the needy.

NRCS, Kaski has started to provide the First Aid service by its inception and the service has been systematized through trained human resource produced by Community Based First Aid (CBFA) 1997, Emergency First Aid (EFA) 2001 and First Aid Standardization (FATS) 2003, carried by NRCS, National Headquarter.

Since 1988, Kaski Chapter Red Cross Society has completed 93 water supply and sanitation schemes all of which are still functioning and regularly monitored by local sub-chapters. These schemes serve a total population of 63,486 people. In addition, there are some schemes currently underway, 2 at the development stage and at the implementation stage.

Considering to the situation of HIV and AIDS and its spreading trend and dynamics in the country, NRCS, Kaski has started the HIV, AIDS and Reproductive Health Program for youth and Junior in 2000 A.D. The and comprehensive package for migrants and their families from 2006. This program is continued from 2013 through HAMI Project. Starting with awareness generation, the focus in the recent years has been shifted to behavioral change, life skills promotion, and advocacy reducing stigma and discrimination as well as care and support for those who are infected and affected.