Lifeline Nepal is an independent researchorganization which invests time and attention to understand context, foster collaboration and relationships, and incorporate innovations with local solutions to provide the highest quality expertise and services.
Lifeline Nepal has carried out many assignments, evaluations, and social researches for local and international organizations. With an extensive list of over 8 donor partners, Lifeline Nepal has completed work in the areas of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, Maternal Health, Newborn Health, Child Health, Effective Vaccine Management and Health Logistics. Our team has considerable additional experiences in working with most vulnerable and marginalized section of the population.
Lifeline Nepal's past performance:
- Effect of delayed versus early cord clamping in healthy neonates on infant anemia at 8 and 12 months
- Year and duration of project: 2014 – 2017
- Scope of Assessment: Examination of hemoglobin level from each healthy neonate and collected further information.
- Outcome of Project: The study included 540 late preterm and term infants born vaginally at a tertiary hospital in Kathmandu involving blood levels of hemoglobin and ferritin at 8 and 12 months of age. Analysis was based on intention to treat. After multiple imputation analysis, infants undergoing delayed clamping had higher levels of hemoglobin. Consequently, delayed cord clamping reduces anemia at 8 and 12 months of age in a high-risk population, which may have major positive effects on infants’ health and development.
2. Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) Assessment
- Duration: January 2017 to May 2017 (Including protocol and tools development phase)
- Scope of Assessment: The Effective Vaccine Management (EVM) initiative provides materials and tools needed to monitor and assess vaccine supply chains, help countries to improve their supply chain and assist countries in taking a holistic approach to strengthening vaccine management. Lifeline Nepal conducted EVM Assessment in 2017. The activities under this included development of protocol with adaptation of EVM Assessment tool in Nepali context, orientation of enumerators, data analysis, report writing and development of Improvement Plan.
- Outcome of the Project: As per the improvement plan developed in 2014, 2017 assessment showed vast increase in overall EVM score with 78%. Out of 9 set criteria, 4 had move 80%; which was mandatory for GAVI HSS.
3. Healthy Pregnancy and Safe Birth through Increased Access to Safe Motherhood Services in Remote District, Bajura- ACCESS/PAHUNCH Project
- Year and Duration of Project: June 2014 - October 2014
- Scope of Project: Designing the proposal including Key baseline survey tools, Capacity enhancement of the enumerators on data collection, data cleaning & analysis and final report
- Outcome of Project:The study was conducted in 945 and revealed that literate and brahmin/chhetri respondents have had more knowledge and awareness on safe birth than illiterate and MDAGs (Marginalized and Disadvantages Groups)
4. Full Immunization Coverage Validation Survey
- Duration: August 2017 to May 2018
- Scope of Work: The study is aimed to validate and verify the current process of full immunization deceleration. Further this study is conducted in 8 low performing district of Nepal to generate the credible immunization status data.
- Outcome of the Project: Data collection will be completed by the mid of May 2018. By the end of the study, a national level document will be developed that will show the immunization status of children 12 to 23 months living at full immunization VDCs/ Municipalities, status of fully immunization awareness of respondents living at full immunization VDCs/ Municipalities.
5. UNICEF/Lifeline Nepal PCA Program
- Year and duration of project: December 2015-April 2018)
- Scope of Project: To support Child Health Division and Logistics Management Division for improvement of immunization supply chain system and strengthening of child health program which would ultimately protect children against vaccine preventable diseases.
- Outcome of Project: Increased immunization coverage in 16 districts through intensification of routine immunization, Development of EVM SOP and capacity enhancement of health personnel.