Sexual and Gender Based Violence Documentation Programme (SGBV): With the funding support of UN Peace fund, and initiated by UNFPA and UNICEF, HHESS has implemented SGBV Documentation Program in 7 districts of Nepal (Bardia, Kapilbastu, Dang, Surkhet, Kalikot, Rukum and Rolpa) between December 2010 and March 2012. 28 reproductive health camps were conducted during the project period.
Maternal and Child Health Care Program: HHESS has implemented Maternal and Child Health Care program in 51 VDCs of 9 districts (Dadeldhura. Doti, Baitadi, Bajhang, Bajura, Achham, Darchula, Salyan and Solukhumbu) of Nepal with the support of United Nations World Food Program Nepal. This program was launched on September 2007. In this program, UNWFP provides the nutritional food for the distribution to pregnant mother and child of age up to 36 months. Currently, more than 32000 people are being benefitted through this program.
Safer Motherhood and Neo-natal Health Care (SMNH): SMNH has been implemented with financial support from British INGO “Child Welfare Scheme (CWS)” covering entire network of VDCs in Solukhumbu district from 2007 to 2010. The same programme with some modifications is now being implemented in 3 wards of Mahottari and Dhanusha districts with support from Agnes B. Foundation, France. The SMNH was actually initiated in 1998, but subsequently obstructed due to worsening security situation in the country, and further restarted only from 2007 onwards.
Community Medicine Programme (CMP): CMP was initiated in coordination with DDC and Hospital Development Committee (HDC), Solukhumbu in 2001. The CMP is intended to provide medicine to the rural people at retail rates.
Tele Medicine Programme (TMP): TMP was piloted in Solukhumbu in 2007, which was the first ever in the country of its kind and after the successful piloting of the programme, Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) followed the same modality in 25 districts, and likely to expand it in the future.
Environment Conservation Programme (ECP): ECP was started in Solukhumbu district since 2006. Afforestation and its regular maintenance have been the key components of the ECP since then. The ECP has focused its activities mainly in Beni VDC of Solukhumbu till now. Local people as well as the nuns residing in the monasteries have been involved in realizing the ECP’s objectives, and regarded by external evaluators as one of the best designs ever developed for conservation.
Improved Cooking Stove Programme (IICS-P): IICS-P was initiated in the biggest monastic settlement of Nepal known as “Thuptenchhoeling Monastery” in 2003. Over 400 improved cooking stoves were distributed to the monks and nuns of the monastery during its implementation phase. The other private schools and their hostels have replicated the IICS-P technology over the following years including several local households reportedly using the same technology in order to save fuel, firewood and prevent smoke related diseases.
Coffee Cultivation Programme (CCP): CCP was started in 1998 on a small scale at household level in Deusa VDC of Solukhumbu district. Now, more than 500 farmers have been involved in both small and large scale coffee farming under the CCP. Coffee saplings were distributed free of cost at the initial phase in order to promote coffee farming in Solukhumbu. HHESS purchases over 200 kilos of raw coffee each year from the farmers directly, and promotes marketing of the coffee produced in Solukhumbu district. Per annum yield is estimated to be around 1000 kilos, and expected to increase the output in near future.
Basic Logistic Orientation Programme for FCHVs (BLOP-FCHVs): BLOP-FCHVs was implemented in 2010 with support from NFHP-II. Under the BLOP-FCHVs, one-day orientation training on storage and handling of medicine provided by the Government of Nepal was organized for FCHVs of all VDCs of Kalikot district. Main responsibility of the HHESS was to monitor the ongoing orientation training programme and carry out administrative works and supply of training materials.
Nutrition Sensitive Household Level Kitchen Garden Initiative (NSHL-KGI): NSHL-KGI has been piloted for a nine-month period from July 2012 to March 2013 in Darchula, Dadeldhura and Salyan districts with support from the UN WFP in Nepal under the MoHP’s programme known as “Mother and Child Health Nutrition (MCHN)” under the Nutrition Section, Child Health Division (CHD), DoHS, Teku. The NSHL-KGI provided vegetable seeds and fruit saplings to individual MCHN beneficiaries’ households in 19 MCHN programme VDCs of these three districts. HHESS provided technical support providing local resource mobilization, technical human resource such as JTAs in close collaboration with the District Agriculture Development Offices (DADOs).
Communication Support Programme for Rural Health Workers (CSP-RHW): CSP-RHW was started in 2008 in all VDCs of Solukhumbu district with support from DFID-supported Support to Safer Motherhood Programme (SSMP). The CSP-RHW provided mobile phone sets and sim-cards to all ANMs and MCHWs in order to help improve consultation during medical emergencies or serious cases of patients at village level, especially during deliveries.