नेपाल सरकार - स्वास्थ्य मन्त्रालय
(+९७७) ०१ ४२६२५४३, ४२६२८०२, ४२६२६९६, ४२६७३७६

राष्ट्रिय स्वास्थ्य शिक्षा, सुचना तथा संचार केन्द्र

National Health Education, Information and Communication Centre (NHEICC) is responsible for planning, implementing monitoring and evaluating health promotion, education and communication programs including periodic survey and research. The Centre is guided by National Health Communication Policy (2012) and National Health Policy (2014) and National Health Sector Strategy (2015-2020).

The centre uses advocacy, social mobilization and marketing, behaviour change and community led social change as approaches for health promotion. It implements health promotion activities through District Health Offices and supports various health programmes and services to achieve national health goals. The centre is also increasingly utilising multi-sectoral platforms to promote health and well-being.

Program Components of National Health Education, Information and Communication Centre

SN

Program components

Scope/Key functions

1

Health promotion and education

· Standardize, regulate and update health promotion, education and communication related initiatives and contents.

· Develop plan, directives and program for health promotion

· Develop, produce and disseminate messages, materials and tools.

· Ensure target audience centric approach

· Coordinate initiatives to promote healthy life style.

· Conduct periodic formative studies for evidence based planning.

· Provide strategic guidance to partner organization to plan evidence based promotion of intervention

· Use modern/emerging communication technology for health promotion

2

Environmental Health, Hygieneand Communicable Disease Prevention

· Develop, implement and update framework and strategies for environmental health and community hygiene program

· Ensure multi-sectoral collaboration to improve environmental and occupational health, hygiene and communicable disease prevention.

· Develop and implement community and school based health and hygiene programs.

· Ensure hygiene and sanitation practices in all health service delivery outlets with provisioning of appropriate facilities.

3

Reproductive and Child Health

· Develop, implement and update evidence based strategies and action plan to promote maternal, newborn, and child health, sexual and reproductive health

· Develop, implement and update evidence based strategies and action plan to promote maternal, infant, young child and adolescents nutrition.

· Provide health promotion, education and communication technical support to standardize, regulate and update message and contents of maternal, newborn, child health, sexual and reproductive health and nutrition programs

4

NCD and its risk factors including tobacco control

· Standardize, regulate and update NCD and its risk factors related health promotion, education and communication initiatives.

· Develop, produce and disseminate messages, materials and tools.

· Collaborate with State and non-state partners to maximize and expand program outreach.

· Implement health promotion interventions specific Package of Essential Non-communicable Diseases (PEN)

5

Public Health Emergency and response /preparedness (PHERP)

· Develop and update public health emergency communication preparedness and response plan.

· Formulate public health emergency communication working group in collaboration with multi stakeholders.

· Ensure allocation of contingency fund for health promotion during public health emergency. Develop, produce and stockpile communication materials for public health emergencies.