TAWAL SOCIAL HEALTH SURVEY Nov- Dec 2012
- Designed and administered by Ms Bimila Prajapati
- Supervision and write-up by Dr Deborah Setterlund (NAFA Research Officer)
- Interviewer: Ms Bimila Prajapati
- Interpreter: Beg Tamang
- Prepared for NAFA, Hilly Region Development Club (HRDC), and Tawal community
- Special thanks to all those who participated
Beg Tamang (senior health worker), Bimila Prajapati (volunteer) and Lilla-Maya Tamang (health worker) at Tawal health clinic.
A small scale social and health survey of Tawal villagers was carried out by Ms Bimila Prajapati in November-December 2012.
Ms Prajapati was sponsored by NAFA at VSN School Thimi, and then through FEAT (Further Education and Training) program. She completed her final exams in a health assistant course and volunteered to accompany NAFA members to Tawal to gain some direct experience of community life in a remote area village.
The main aims of the survey were to obtain information from villagers on:
- Use of traditional cooking stove and wood collection practices.
- Problems associated with use of traditional cooking stoves.
- The impact of electricity availability on everyday life.
- Access to clean water and toilets.
- Sources of health information.
Traditional cooking stove
Improved cooking stove
To read the complete report, including outcomes, click on TAWAL VILLAGE HEALTH SURVEY Nov 2012
Women carrying wood
Wood stored in the village