Supporting innovative health interventions for women and children since the 1980s.
- With the Ministry of Health of Nepal, Jhpiego developed a national clinical protocol and training package for a health response to gender-based violence (GBV), and reached more than 4,000 GBV survivors across seven districts with GBV services that include counseling, treatment and referral as needed.
- Jhpiego supported the government of Nepal in developing a scorecard for maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response (MPDSR)—the first of its kind using the indicators from the World Health Organization’s MPDSR implementation guide—to monitor the trend of maternal and perinatal deaths and review action plans. The scorecard has been digitized, linked with reporting forms and integrated into the national web-based MPDSR system.
- After the 2015 earthquake, Jhpiego’s emergency response and relief efforts included provision—out of temporary health tents—of family planning counseling and services for women and couples at high risk of unplanned pregnancy in earthquake-affected areas of Sindhupalchowk District.
- Under the current Adolescent Reproductive Health and Family Planning Project, Jhpiego is using the hub-and-spoke model of mentorship that focuses on health facility and worker performance rather than on training, and using quality aims and indicators to ensure impact.
Our Work in Nepal
MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership
Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services to Scale (MOMENTUM) is a suite of projects, funded by USAID, that aims to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden countries by increasing host country commitment and capacity to provide high-quality, integrated health care. Each of the projects has a specific focus area; together they provide a comprehensive, flexible package of support for countries as they overcome context-specific health challenges towards sustainable development. The five-year, Jhpiego-led MOMENTUM 2A project focuses on: 1) providing targeted technical and capacity development assistance to our missions, partner countries and local organizations; and 2) contributing to global technical leadership and policy dialogue for improved maternal, newborn and child health, voluntary family planning and reproductive health outcomes. Jhpiego’s 12 sub-partners under MOMENTUM 2A are: Save the Children, Johns Hopkins University International Vaccine Access Center, The Manoff Group, Quicksand, Matchboxology, BAO Systems, Avenir Health, McKinsey and Company, PACT, Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Christian Connections for International Health and Ubora Quality Institute. In Tanzania, Jhpiego and IVAC are supporting the Government of Tanzania to enhance sustainability practices and strengthen technical rigor of pre-service education at government health training institutions as well as immunization programming in targeted geographies. In Nepal, the project is strengthening maternal and perinatal death surveillance and response systems (MPDSR) through collaborative efforts with hospitals, health offices in the districts, the provincial health directorates and the national MPDSR Technical Working Group.
Adolescent Reproductive Health and Family Planning Project
The purpose of this five-year project, led by CARE, is to empower adolescents to reach their full capacity by choosing and practicing healthy reproductive behaviors. This will be achieved by expanding the demand, supply and use of quality, adolescent-responsive reproductive health services and products across 60 municipalities in Nepal through a systems strengthening approach. Under this project, Jhpiego is implementing training, mentoring, quality improvement and health system strengthening at all levels to ensure high-quality, adolescent-responsive family planning and reproductive health services and products are available and accessible to adolescents in both the public and private sectors.