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National FCHVs Day: Together We Can Through Volunteering

by Public Health Update

Globally, 5th December is commemorated as the International Volunteer Day. International Volunteer Day is an opportunity for individual volunteers, communities and organizations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international levels.

The International Volunteer Day is a unique opportunity for people and volunteer-involving organizations to work with government agencies, non-profit institutions, community groups, academia and the private sector.

2020 Theme: Together We Can Through Volunteering

This year’s IVD campaign thanks volunteers worldwide and also sheds light on the difficulties and needs of volunteers during the pandemic. Showing the impact of volunteers in their communities during this crisis, we will reach to all corners of the globe with the message “Together We Can Through Volunteering.”

National FCHVs Day in Nepal

In Nepal, 5 December is celebrated as National Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) Day. The Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) are contributing in the health of mother & children through prevention, promotive and curative services as guided by programs at ward level. The FCHV program was initiated in 1988/89.

The goal of FCHV program is to support the national goal on health through community involvement in public health activities. This includes imparting knowledge and skills for empowerment of women, increasing awareness on health related issues and involvement of local institutions in promoting health care.

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Happy FCHVs Day (Photo: Sisnery Health Post, Makawanpur)

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