Disadvantaged communities enabled to participate in health improvement.
The impact of the decade long conflict in Nepal has weakened the social & health structure in the country side. As in most post conflict situations, women and children suffer the most. In Nepal, this is exacerbated due to the patriarchal society, caste system, diverse ethnicity and religion. Health is one of the basic fundamental human rights. BNMT has been working on the Rights Based Approach (RBA) in implementing a Health Improvement Program for the past seven years. The programme focuses on disadvantaged groups (DAGs), emphasizing community empowerment of right-holders and strengthening the capacity of duty-bearers including health service providers. Replication of this successful Rights Based Approach in 4 new Districts of Western Nepal, which have been affected the most by the recent internal conflict, is the Big Idea.