Project Example

Documentary “Unsung Heroines” (Samudaya ka Nayikaharu)

The Nepal Family Health Program (NFHP-I) was a six-year (2002-2007) bilateral activity of United States Agency for International Development, Nepal (USAID/N) with the Government of Nepal. Its overall goal was to support the Government’s long-term goal of reducing fertility and under-five mortality within the context of the National Health Policy and Second Long-Term Health Plan 1997-2017.

The program developed a documentary highlighting the important role that Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) play in the community. The documentary “Samudaya ka Nayikaharu” (Unsung Heroines) highlights the contributions that FCHVs have made in improving health and saving lives of the people.

The documentary was screened on Nepal Television to mark the first national FCHV Day on October 1, 2004. The documentary was also shown from the community based local cable TV network in several NFHP core program districts. Similarly, three radio spots were also developed and aired through Radio Nepal and regional stations.

The English version of this video can be found here.

Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/ Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: December 11, 2019