by Manisha Shroff on  May 12, 2015 at 5:11 PM Environmental Health
Actor-Celebrity Manisha Koirala Helps Victims of Quake-Hit Nepal Through UNFPA
Leading Nepali Bollywood actress, Manisha Koirala, has come forward to extend her help for the pregnant women, new mothers and infants, girls and young people displaced in the earthquake that devastated Nepal. She is a goodwill ambassador for United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA )in Nepal, and has promised to help in any way necessary.

"I am happy to renew my partnership with the UNFPA in my homeland at this crucial time," said Koirala. "The UNFPA's lifesaving interventions are needed more than ever now."

According to the agency, more than two million women of reproductive age have been affected by this disaster and are at a risk of unwanted pregnancies. More than 126,000 pregnant women are in need of urgent care to ensure that they deliver their babies safely.

Women and girls at camps for the displaced or in different environments have to be shielded from gender-based mostly violence, together with rape, the UNFPA Nepal Office said in a press launch. "We wholeheartedly welcome Manisha Koirala as a spokesperson for our trigger," stated Giulia Vallese, UNFPA consultant in Nepal. "Our efforts have to be sustained properly into the longer term, and have to be adequately and persistently resourced. We are very grateful to Manisha for her dedication and dedication, and look ahead to working collectively strategically each now and sooner or later."

UNFPA, along with the government is working at providing health care and medical facilities for the pregnant women. They are also providing reproductive health kits and a dignity kit. A dignity kits includes sanitary pads, a flashlight and new clothes.

Source: Medindia

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