Nepal CRS Company completed a pilot project on Possible Severe Bacterial Infection (PSBI) in collaboration with Save the Children International (SCI) in Kavre district. The project objectives were encourage and ensure Private Medical Shops/ Service Provider to adhere and follow the Nepal Government’s Integrated Management of Neonatal and Childhood Illness (IMNCI) protocol for the treatment of PSBI.
With technical support from Child Health Division (CHD) and District Health Office (DHO) - Kavre, CRS provided a 2 days training to 52 medical shops on the IMNCI treatment protocol of PSBI cases. The training equipped private medical shops with the knowledge on the identification of the case, and subsequent procedures to follow for the correct treatment of PSBI.
CRS’s major role in the project was to keep track of the number of young infants treated or referred to referral facilities who suffered from PSBI by these trained private medical outlets. The monitoring would allow CRS to get the actual number of cured young infants, the treatment practice, referrals made, challenges and barriers faced.
The pilot project was implemented for approximately nine months ending in March 2019.