Kathmandu, December 5, 2016: The Female Community Health Volunteersâ€™ Day is being celebrated today across the nation by organizing various activities.
The Day recognizes around 52,000 Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs), who are frontline health cadres and the link between the community and the health facilities.
Since 1988 FCHVs are working tirelessly to protect the health and welfare of their communities. In addition to their contributions to the health sector, they continue to work for making Nepal a better place for young women and girls.
UNFPA, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, its departments and District Health Offices has been working with FCHVs in areas such as capacity building for demand generations activities in family planning, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, maternal health and other related areas in line with the National Health Policy.
The female volunteers in Nepal are working mostly beyond the call of duty, most often in difficult circumstances, to ensure that every pregnancy is wanted and every childbirth is safe.
Courtesy: UNFPA Nepal