Project Example

Suaahara Earthquake Health Awareness Poster

Suaahara was a five year (2011-2016) project funded by USAID aimed to improve the nutritional status of women and children in 41 districts of Nepal. The project focused on improving health and nutrition behaviors at the household level through promotion of Essential Nutrition and Hygiene Actions (EN/HA), particularly Maternal, Infant and Young Child Nutrition (MIYCN), and addressing other determinants of under-nutrition, such as availability of and access to food, hygiene, quality of health care, child spacing and socio-cultural factors including gender and marginalization.

Suaahara was implemented by a consortium of partner organizations led by Save the Children.

Suaahara developed this Earthquake Health Awareness poster to support the emergency activities with breastfeeding and health, hygiene and sanitation messages. The messages are – health and hygiene after post-earthquake communicable diseases and preventive methods of handwashing with soap and water, exclusive breastfeeding for infants, give ORS and Zinc Tablet for a baby who suffers from diarrhea, immediately take baby to the health facility if any complications are seen and always drink boiled water.

The poster was designed to be kept in the temporary shelters and massively distributed in the 10 earthquake affected districts.

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

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019