Under the Health Care Program, RHEST has been working on several key areas, including:
The organization promotes healthy eating habits by educating communities and schools on the importance of consuming locally available nutritious foods. To support this effort, RHEST has developed and disseminated a variety of Information Education and Communication (IEC) materials and books on nutrition.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)
For over 25 years, RHEST has been working to improve maternal health by focusing on both preventive measures and treatment for POP. This has included organizing health camps, providing POP treatment, and raising awareness about POP. The organization has collaborated with various NGOs and INGOs to treat women with POP. To date, more than 40,000 women have received health care services, and over 3,000 health workers and FCHV have been trained. Additionally, approximately 1,000 women have benefited from POP surgery.
In an effort to support the education of girls in the medical field, RHEST offers various scholarships in reputable government colleges in Nepal. In collaboration with Women for Women Foundation (Netherlands), 22 girls have been able to pursue their Nursing Degree through the organization's scholarships. Some of these girls are now practicing in Nepal, while others have gone on to practice abroad.