Baseline survey and Pre-KAP (Knowledge, Attitude and Practice): Study in Chitwan, Rupandehi and Banke districts for One Health Asia Programme (OHAP) in Nepal
Date of Publication: February 2015
Number of Pages: 71+12
Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB) in partnership with Relief International (RI) and with financial assistance from European Union has been implementing One Health Asia Programme (OHAP) in Nepal for three years starting from March 2014. The project is premised on the One Health approach to improve health and wellbeing of the fragile population through the mitigation of risks and crises that originate at the interface between humans, animals, and their various environments. The project within three years will work on reducing zoonoses and alleviating their impact on fragile population in Chitwan, Rupandehi and Banke districts of Nepal by i) creating awareness for the behaviour change; ii) developing prevention and response capacity of communities, government agencies and academia; and iii) integrating surveillance of zoonoses within the government existing system and regulation.
The baseline survey and Pre-KAP (Knowledge, Attitude and Practice) study was commissioned by ANSAB in the project districts to document the baseline information which will be used as benchmarks against changes and progress of achievements. Along with the detailed assessment of the institutions for curative and diagnostic services for the zoonotic diseases in the country in general and the three project districts in specific, the study has analysed the KAP status on livestock health and husbandry, zoonoses and their impact on public health in the three districts. The findings from this study can later be evaluated using verifiable indicators presented in the logical framework during the project implementation.