The most vulnerable people in Nepal are women, particularly women
during their reproductive years, infants and small children, and the
physically and mentally disabled. It is in these groups that the mortality
and morbidity rates are highest in Nepal and also in the world. This is due
to many factors, all a result of poverty, which fosters illiteracy, food
shortages, malnutrition, and primitive environmental sanitation. These are
exaggerated by chronic water scarcity resulting in many preventable
communicable diseases, and limited preventive and curative health care
facilities and primary health care programs.
All of the previously mentioned projects are aimed to be part of a
comprehensive approach to improving the health of people. This group of
projects is aimed at directly responding to the major needs of the most
vulnerable groups of people.
Traditional midwives receiving training so they can
assist deliveries in their remote villages.