HAPSA’s objects are centered around supporting its sister organizations in health advancement projects through networking, financing, technical support, and extension programs. HAPSA’s current pilot project with HAPSA-Nepal has three key objectives.
1) Create partnerships to deliver quality and context appropriate health services in GhumarChowk and Lakuri Bhanjyang
- Form a Health Advancement Committee (HAC) at the villages with the participation of local leaders, VDC secretary, local teachers, police, women’s group, and youth.
- Sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the District Public Health Offices and Health Posts. We request the government to provide materials, personnel and services in their capacity, and HAPSA will work with HAC to strengthen and support the services provided by the government.
- Align the interest of government to provide “health for all” with community needs, and act as a mediator of health advancement.
2) Increase health awareness through dissemination of health education and information programs
- Mobilize students, local schools, local youth and international volunteers for awareness programs, using the community centric health center as a focal point for these activities.
- HAC and HAPSA will identify specific gaps in health information and education in respective communities. These findings will be presented to the health service providers to cater to the community needs.
3) Work closely with government bodies and policymakers to share our findings and successes/failures.
- Keep this model in the context of Nepal as a whole and consult/inform key policy makers about our findings.
- If successful, we will push for a policy level change that supports community centric health care delivery.