Data Collection of Early Detection and Referral Pilot Project

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Humanity and Inclusion (HI)

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Project Period

July to August, 2018

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Project Area

Jajarkot, Karnali Province

Humanity and Inclusion (HI) implemented Early Detection Pilot Project commissioned by USAID from October 2016 to October 2018. From 8 June 2017 – 27 July 2017, the HI team trained health workers (HWs) and female community health volunteers (FCHVs) on early detection and referral of 12 different types of impairments in children under 5 years of age.

From mid July 2017 –mid July 2018, HI collected data on impairment cases detected and referred to higher level health facilities by the trained FCHVs and HWs. As the project was ending, HI conducted a study to examine the “effectiveness of training provided to these HWs and FCHVs”.  In this context, SW Nepal was assigned to carry out questionnaire surveys with the trained HWs, FCHVs, and care givers of children with impairments.

Key Activities and Services Provided by SW Nepal

SW Nepal reviewed and finalized the questionnaires received from HI for data collection of early detection and referral pilot project. SW Nepal hired six Field Researchers and conducted 2 days training in consultation with HI team. The Field Researchers were deployed to Jajakot district to interview health workers, female community health volunteers (FCHV) and caregivers of the children with impairment. The data and information collected from field were transcribed and translated to English.


Total of 37 interviews (16 caregivers, 8 FCHVs and 13 health workers) were carried by field researchers during the project period. The transcribed and translated interviews’ were submitted to HI for further analysis.