HEADLINE provides a learning resource and databank about the work of female community healthcare volunteers (FCHVs) in rural Nepal, to enhance the impact of local and international non-governmental organisations (NGOs).

Registered FCHVs in Nepal

According to Stuti Basnyet, a senior development specialist at USAID Nepal, FCHVs “remain the backbone of many of Nepal’s public-health programs” (source: The Atlantic).

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We wanted to support post-disaster relief efforts in Nepal following the 2015 earthquakes.

After a lengthy consultation process with several local and international organisations working in Nepal, we created HEADLINE, as a way to enable international relief organisations to optimise healthcare-based aid in post-disaster scenarios in a more locally targeted and socially-engaged way.


Designed to be a practical tool, HEADLINE provides an extensive examination of the community healthcare structure in Nepal before and after the 2015 earthquakes, focusing on the role of FCHVs.

The guidebook explains the scope of care provision by FCHVs, their protocols of care, monitoring and coordination of care, and advises on approaches to effectively working with FCHVs.

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Project access

HEADLINE is accessible on this webpage, in the embedded link to the right. This can also be accessed at Joomag, a digital publishing platform.

Our guidebook is openly accessible under a Creative Commons BY-NC 4.0 license, and can be freely distributed. If you wish to download the guidebook, please simply complete the contact form below and we shall be delighted to freely send you your own version.

Next steps

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To contribute to HEADLINE, or for further information, please contact us here.

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