Gradually, Health Assistants (HAs) and Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVS) in Ilam, eastern Nepal, are feeling more confident in joining our team of health professionals and providing care to people affected by mental illness. Training community based workers is one of several options to respond to the acute shortages of trained health care staff Nepal suffers from.

This past weekend we saw over 60 service users coming through the health post. A big thank you to all HAs and FCHVs for your help and above all dedication and commitment to improving standards of mental health care in your communities.