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MOHP Nepal Primary Health Care Outreach Programme

Organisation : Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP)
Scheme Name : Primary Health Care Outreach Programme
Country : Nepal
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What is MOHP Primary Health Care Outreach Programme?

As envisaged in the National Health Policy 1991, health facilities were extended up to village level. However, utilization of services provided by health facilities, especially preventive and promotive services, has been found to be limited because of limited accessibility. Therefore it was felt that services should be expanded closer to the community. Thus Primary Health Care Outreach (PHC/ORC) services was initiated and established in 1994 (2051 BS).

Related / Similar Scheme : MOHP Nepal Safe Motherhood Programme

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Benefits of MOHP Primary Health Care Outreach Programme

The following services are available at the community level

Safe Motherhood & Newborn Care:
** Antenatal, postnatal, and newborn care
** Iron distribution
** Referral if danger signs identified

Family Planning:
** DMPA, (Depo-Provera) pills and condom
** Monitoring of continuous users
** Education and counseling on FP methods and emergency contraception
** Counseling and referral for IUCD, implant and VSC service
** Tracing defaulter

Child Health:
** Growth monitoring of under-3 children
** Pneumonia treatment
** Diarrhea treatment

Health Education and Counseling:
** Family planning
** Maternal and newborn care
** Child health
** Adolescents’ sexual and reproductive health
** Others

First Aid Treatment:
** Treatment
** Referral for complicated cases

Eligibility Criteria of MOHP Primary Health Care Outreach Programme

All Nepali citizens are eligible to avail the services at the pre-defined location in the community on the specified date

Required Documents of MOHP Primary Health Care Outreach Programme

No documents or certifications need to be presented to claim subsidies and services under this programme

If you wish to find out more about the programme, contact any of the following health facilities nearest to you:
** District Health Office
** District Hospital
** Primary Health Care Centre
** Health Posts

Programme implemented by:
Family Health Division
Department of Health Services (DoHS)
Teku, Kathmandu

Additional Simplified Procedure

The Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) Nepal’s Primary Health Care Outreach Programme (PHC/ORC) was established in 1994 to improve access to essential health services for rural communities. It recognized that reaching established health facilities, especially for preventive and promotive care, could be difficult for some residents. The program’s goal is to bring these services directly to the villages, making them more accessible for people who may have trouble traveling.

Here are some of the services typically offered through PHC/ORC clinics:
** Health education and counseling
** Family planning services
** Maternal and newborn care
** Child health services
** Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment
** Adolescent sexual and reproductive health services

These clinics are temporary and staffed by health workers from nearby health posts, primary health care centers, and sub-health posts. Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) and local NGOs/CBOs often assist health workers in these clinics by providing logistical support, recording data, and raising awareness about the services in the community.

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