Strengthening the Program on Zinc and ORS in Treatment for Childhood Diarrhea

Lifeline Nepal successfully accomplished the project for “Strengthening the program on Zinc and ORS in treatment for childhood diarrhea” in 13 districts from January 2014 – December 2014 in close consultations with Child Health Division (CHD), District (Public) Health Offices, District Development Committees and other related stakeholders with the support from Micronutrient Initiative (MI), LLN signed the contract with MI on February 10, 2014 to implement the project which holds following objectives.

Program Objectives:
• To improve utilization of Zinc and ORS through adequate counseling and explaining benefits of zinc and ORS caretakers/mothers
• To improve forecasting procuring and stock control of zinc and ORS at district level and health facility level
• To improve the recording and reporting and increase the use of HMIS for planning and corrective actions at district and health facility levels

Districts Covered: Parsa, Kavre, Mahotarrai, Morang, Jhapa, Nuwakot, Gulmi, Dolpa, Dhading, Palpa, Rautahat, Khotang, Ilam

Project Activities:
• Orientation and ToT for in-charges of Primary Health Care Center (PHCC), health post (HP) and Sub- health post (SHP) in each project district.
• Refresher orientation for FCHV in each health facility of the program district by respective health facility In-charge
• Orientation for private pharmacies at district headquarters to enhance knowledge on importance of zinc in treatment of childhood diarrhea.
• Coordination with CHD, D/PHOs, MI and other relevant stakeholders for scheduling the district ToT and orientation
• Regular monitoring to ensure that the quality of training as per standards and guidelines.
Status of Trained Personnel

SN Districts District Level Supervisor Pharmaceutical HF level Staff VDC HFWs VDC FCHVs Total Remarks
1 Parsa 26 26 86 299 739 1176
2 Kavre 15 13 94 429 914 1465
3 Mahottari 34 16 77 369 684 1180
4 Morang 24 24 79 371 597 1095
5 Jhapa 17 19 48 273 524 881
6 Nuwakot 27 25 68 216 1074 1415
7 Gulmi 17 25 80 309 997 1428
8 Dolpa 17 18 22 79 207 343
9 Dhading 18 25 52 379 464 938
10 Palpa 34 25 67 235 588 949
11 Rautahat 32 25 99 288 933 1377
12 Khotang 30 23 76 185 899 1213
13 Ilam 17 13 0 0 0 30 The orientation at community level was dropped out in the district under new strategy
  Total 308 277 848 3432 8625 13490

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