Support to transition and recovery of Nepal’s health system in post-Earthquake situation (2015-Aug-01 to 2016-Dec-31) – DFID

This is a one year program supported by DFID and led by Nepal Health Sector Support Program (NHSSP) to strengthen Nepal’s health care system in the post earthquake situation. TPO Nepal is implementing mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) component in four earthquake affected districts namely Dolakha, Ramechhap, Kavre and Nuwakot. The aim of the MHPSS component is to integrate mental health and psychosocial services into Nepal’s existing health system to address the psychosocial and mental health problems in the affected communities. This will be achieved by building capacity of district health office (DHO), primary health workers and female community health volunteers (FCHVs) on detection, management and referral of people with mental health and psychosocial problems. The major activities to be conducted under this project includes (1) training the medical officers, and primary health care workers (especially prescribers) on mental health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP)- humanitarian intervention guidelines (HIG), (2) training the non-prescribers on basis psychosocial support, (3) supervision of health workers through monthly case conference, (4) training of FCHVs on community informant detection tool (CIDT) for identification and referral of people with mental health problems, (5) providing psychosocial and pharmacological treatment within the existing health care system and (6) establishing referral mechanism from community to tertiary care center.