Supporting innovative health interventions for women and children since the 1980s.
- 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.
- Thanks to Jhpiego’s support, 87% of 141 targeted health care facilities are offering at least one long-acting family planning method. Jhpiego’s assistance led to a 16 percentage point increase in sites offering the intrauterine contraceptive device (23% to 39%) and a 25 percentage point increase in those offering contraceptive implants (23% to 48%).
- 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 2,000 GBV survivors across seven districts with GBV services that include counseling, treatment and referral as needed.
Our Work in Nepal
With support from the United Nations Population Fund, Jhpiego is strengthening the country’s capacity to provide high-quality health services for gender-based violence survivors. Under this initiative, Jhpiego is supporting the Ministry of Health and Population to develop a comprehensive package for addressing the needs of survivors of gender-based violence. This package includes clinical protocols and competency-based training materials for frontline health workers engaging police, lawyers, safe houses and counselors. While Jhpiego is training health care providers in 11 districts, Nepal’s National Health Training Center has started scaling up this approach through other partners.
With funding from the United Nations Children’s Fund, Jhpiego is building the capacity of training institutions at the national and regional levels to provide comprehensive reproductive health training, including training on family planning, reproductive health morbidities, sexually transmitted infections and HIV. In addition, Jhpiego is strengthening the national program on reproductive health morbidities by reviewing, developing, finalizing and disseminating the national reproductive health clinical protocol.