Mutual Learning for Improving Health and Nutrition Scenario
Efforts for Rural Advancement (ERA) Rural Institution for Community Development (RICOD)
Type of exchange
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Based in poor regions of Bangladesh and Nepal, the two organisations work to improve healthcare of women and children. Through the project, the partners aim to share knowledge from one country to another to enhance their capacity within this field. The focus of the project will be to improve maternal and neonatal healthcare through improved nutrition and new structures related to the care of newborns.
The region suffers from a lack of relevant health personnel in the field, and the project aims to improve access to sufficient health care. Effort for Rural Advancement in Bangladesh works in the community of South Sunamgonj Upazila, aiming to improve maternal and neonatal health care services, as well as to implement a school-based healthcare service approach inspired by their partner organisation Rural Institution for Community Development (RICOD) in Nepal. RICOD will focus especially on mothers, including pregnant, lactating and mothers with children under 2 years of age. They aim to increase the use of nutritious supplementary food for children from 6-24 months, and to implement new structures to ensure the safe delivery of babies.