HEALTH CARE PROGRAM
RHEST began to work on women's health issues from the beginning and focused on preventive
measures. RHEST introduced HEALTH CARE PROGRAM after encountering many cases of health hazards on women’s reproductive health. RHEST has conducted several reproductive health programs such as camps, training, and informative case screening for their knowledge and references. All RHEST health programs focus on upraising the health and wellbeing of women. Under the Health Care Program, RHEST has been working on the following:
RHEST has been educating about nutrition by encouraging people to choose healthy foods instead of junk foods. RHEST promotes locally available nutritious foods in several schools and communities. RHEST has published many Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials and books about nutrition.
b. Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP):
RHEST has been working on maternal health for more than 25 years. The organization focuses on both preventive measures and treatment by organizing health camps, treating POP, and creating awareness about POP. RHEST has collaborated with various NGOs/INGOs to treat women with POP. To date, more than 40,000 women have been provided with health care service, and more than 3000 health workers and FCHV have been trained. Approximately 1000 women have benefited from POP surgery.
c. Nursing scholarship Program
RHEST has also been supporting girls to pursue their education in the medical field offering various Scholarship Programs in reputed government colleges in Nepal. In collaboration with Women for Women Foundation (Netherlands), 22 girls have pursued their Nursing Degree via their Scholarship Program. Some of the girls are now practicing in Nepal while other sare practicing abroad.