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RAP3 MHLR introduced the Healthy Workforce Programme along MHLR during its construction to introduce the construction workers to a healthier way of living. Phase Nepal was deployed to carry this out between December 2018 and May 2022. Their mobile health team, comprising of one health assistant and one social mobiliser, were based in Mugu and Humla. The team visits site every day and provides health support to the workers - they oriented workers about first aid, Covid 19, general and mensural hygiene, nutrition, child care, snake bites etc.
In addition to raising awareness, they provided simple medicines and first aid items to the groups every two weeks. The team members provided medical assistance in case of incidents on site, typically providing first aid and recommending to the district hospital where further treatment was needed. This helped contain the number of incidents, their severity and implications due to injuries. The programme has been successful in raising health awareness amongst the locals of the region. With the completion of MHLR, the Healthy Workforce Programme completed in May 2022.