This is an article written by Mr. Bipin Adhikari talks about the situation of Nepal post 2015 earthquake in Nepal, and the prospects in rebuilding through community engagement. Nepal faces significant vulnerability to natural disasters, but the country has largely neglected sustainable management through health promotion and education with community engagement. The existing disaster plans lack a participatory approach for risk reduction and management. To address this, effective community engagement is essential, involving the local community in planning, drills, health education, and mobilization. This approach can lead to better control, resilience, and preparedness for future disasters. While Nepal has established a strong legal and policy foundation with the National Strategy for Disaster Risk Management (NSDRM), the focus must now shift towards implementation through community engagement. By actively involving the local community in disaster preparedness and response efforts, Nepal can enhance its disaster resilience and reduce the impact of natural hazards on its population.
Frontiers in Public Health