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August 14, 2014

BACKGROUND

Nepal has a long history of earthquakes and faces a high continuing risk. The first recorded earthquake in Nepal took place in 1255 AD, killing one-third of the total population of Kathmandu, including the then king Abahya Malla. The Great Nepal Bihar earthquake of 1934 caused casualties among the highest for any recorded earthquake. There is a growing
consensus among stakeholders that public infrastructure in Nepal is particularly susceptible to seismic risk. For example, a study in 1988 revealed that a third of all schools in the Kathmandu valley were structurally dilapidated and needed to be demolished and rebuilt.

September 25, 2013

USAID/Nepal Saath-Saath Project reduces the transmission and impact of HIV and AIDS and improves reproductive health among selected most-at-risk populations in a manner that supports the Government of Nepal.

September 6, 2013

Su-SWASTHA operates in the Mid-Western Region where socio-economic development lags far behind.  In 2009, there was an extensive cholera epidemic in the Mid- and Far Western Regions which claimed the lives of more than 300 people and drew attention to the urgent need for improvements of WASH conditions.  Despite the fact that young children are more susceptible to diarrheal disease caused by unclean water as well as poor sanitation and hygiene practices, school sanitation continues to be an underfunded sector in Nepal. This project aims to improve water, sanitation and hygiene in 54 selected schools via a school-led total sanitation approach that not only improves sanitation in these facilities but also promotes small-scale household water treatment systems in the homes where the students and teachers live.

September 6, 2013

USAID/Nepal’s Suaahara project works closely with the government to strengthen policies and programs that will improve the health and nutritional status of women and children.

September 6, 2013

To improve the quality, accessibility and sustainability of rehabilitation services in Nepal, USAID introduced the STRIDE project in 2010. The project provides direct technical and financial support to five physical rehabilitation centers (local partner organizations) and their three satellite units in order to strengthen their institutional capability and client services.

September 6, 2013

USAID/Nepal’s Safe-WASH project contributes to the well-being of rural communities through equitable access to and efficient use of water resources and safe hygiene practices.

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Calendar

This 2014 wall calendar produced by USAID Nepal with the theme "Building a Resilient Nepal" showcases some of the strong, resilient people and communities who have eagerly embraced the opportunity to provide a better future for themselves and their families.

Last updated: August 20, 2014

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