Health and Nutrition Contingency Planning
Contingency planning is a management tool used to analyse the impact of potential crises and ensure that adequate and appropriate arrangements are made in advance to respond in a timely, effective and appropriate way to the needs of the affected population. Emergency preparedness consists of all activities taken in anticipation of a crisis to expedite effective emergency response. This includes contingency planning, but is not limited to it.
Nepal is prone to different types of disasters, which occur on an annual basis. In the past, efforts have been concentrated on responding to disasters as they occur. Such efforts have been successful in ensuring the reduction in avoidable mortality and morbidity due to the disaster. At the national level, the disaster response strategy is endorsed by the government. In the health sector, the Health Sector Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Plan for Nepal was put together in 2003.
To prepare contingency plan related to health and nutrition in selected local units of Rasuwa, Gorkha and Nuwakot district
Review of existing documents
Field visits and VDC level workshop conduction in respective local levels
Drafting and finalization of plan
Dissemination of plan
6 months (2016)