Jhpiego’s work in Nepal dates back to the late 1980s, when with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) it began working with the Ministry of Health and Population to improve family planning training systems. In the past 20 years, Jhpiego has broadened its f
Tukucha, Nepal—As we entered Tukucha village, the force of the earthquake was readily apparent—the sides of houses had collapsed into piles of rubble, brick and dust. Some homes appeared to be teetering on a precipice of shifting sand. Others had gaping holes where walls once stood. A
Dr. Kusum Thapa, Jhpiego’s technical leader, Upendra Dhakal and I traveled to the village, located about 50 miles outside of Kathmandu, the epicenter of the 7.9 quake, to assist the GFA Consulting Group, funded by Deutsche Gesellschaft Sur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), in asses
By Sandhya Limbu and Chandra Rai | Contributor: Kusum Thapa
Kathmandu, Nepal—For the first time ever, physicians and nurses in Nepal will be able to attend on-the-job training to repair obstetric fistula, a complication of birth that leaves women incontinent and social outcasts.
Jhpiego and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) have wo
Kathmandu, Nepal—The Government of Nepal is working to change a code of silence that surrounds gender-based violence (GBV) by establishing guidelines and protocols for health workers who are on the frontlines of care for women.
The Day of Birth Alliance, a unique partnership between Laerdal Global Health, Jhpiego, and the Johns Hopkins Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design (CBID), aims to develop new tools and technologies to help frontline health workers provide integrated care for mothers and babie
In partnership with Laerdal Global Health and Medtronic, biomedical student engineers working with Jhpiego and JHU-CBID are currently in Tanzania, Nepal, India and Kenya, learning about global health challenges.