Forum for Human Rights and Public Health-Nepal (Friendship-Nepal) is a non-profitable independent public organization working in the area of Human Rights, Child Rights, Child Education, Environment and margins. Mainly we prioritize HIV/AIDS and drug abuses. Friendship-Nepal is officially registered in 2006AD in the authorized office. The current Friendship-Nepal team including social workers, human rights activist, Community Health Worker, teachers and journalists is dedicated to conduct its programs in the urban and rural where the need of such program is more significant than in the urban areas.
Forum for Human Rights and Public Health-Nepal (Friendship-Nepal) promotes fundamental right to health prioritizing children and marginalized people. It spreads out awareness about HIV/AIDS and drug abuse among school going adult children. Moreover it disseminates health information through comprehensive and portable directory on the public health facilities. In 2009 friendship Nepal had conducted an information programs in 75 schools about HIV/AIDS and drug abuse in Kathmandu valley including three district Kathmandu, Bhaktpur and lalitpur. Friendship-Nepal conducted Press conference in partnership with NEHA on the occasions of world suicide prevention day 2010.
Links to the health workforce crisis
Friendship-Nepal has few health workers (CHW and midwife) working in our organization who work in collaboration with local community health workers and health post in order to promote heath in rural area. Friendship-Nepal also works on the following activities:
- Conducts training, workshop and seminar for local community health workers in various health issues.
- Partners with local radio stations to promote awareness on HIV/AIDS, family planning, reproductive health and public health in local levels.
- Trains CHW and mid wife of local community for the effective health support in the public.
- Provides health education to school students aliening with the local schools.
- Collects data, report and problems on health in the community and bridge the gap among government policy maker and local level.