As in round 1 (2020-2022), the staff were unable to be exchanged to work in the host countries due to the series of waves of the COVID 19 pandemic. The project staff smoothly implemented activities in the communities for about 4 months and from 29th April 2021 to respond the COVID 19 second wave pandemic Nepal government announced the second lockdown, which ended on 30th August 2021. During the lockdown the medical officer stayed in hospital continuing his service meanwhile. He also suffered from COVID whereas, the public health officer maintained her relation with the mother group and network through telephone to build coordination with the local health institution, local government offices and stakeholders including Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs). Following are the results of the project for the year of 2021.
1: Mothers of the target group (pregnant, lactating, and mothers with children under 2 years of age) increase feeding nutritious supplementary food for children from 6-24 months.
2: Pregnant, lactating, and mothers with children U2 will have better practices of ANC, safe delivery, PNC, hand washing and other preventive measures of COVID
3: Partnership jointly established virtual platform for capacity building of health team