Participatory Rural Health Development Programme (RHDP) – Phase II
The programme, implemented from 2013 to 2015 in financial support from Austrian Development Agency with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation (www.entwicklung.at) in coordination with EcoHimal Austria (www.ecohimal.org), was framed with two interventions contributing to achieve health rights of rural people of Nepal through two key strategic components:
§ Participatory Rural Health Development Programme (programme intervention I) and
§ Community People Advocate for Health Rights (programme intervention II)
Intervention I, implemented in Deusa and Waku Village Development Committees of Solukhumbu District, supported in developing an appropriate participatory model to improve the accessibility of basic health care services for the local population by increasing awareness and knowledge on health and hygiene; lobbying and advocacy on health rights, improving capability of local health service providers, developing an accessible infrastructure of basic health, water and sanitation at local level, empowerment of community based organizations, improving economic base and empowerment of women .
The intervention I directly contributed to guarantee accessibility of basic health care services in two VDCs of Nepal. At the same time, knowledge and experience generated from intervention I served as evidence for intervention II in regards to advocacy and policy dialogue on health rights.