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Nepal

Since the late 1980s, we have worked in these technical areas:

Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Family Planning and Reproductive Health

Innovations

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

Gender

Our impact

  • 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%).
  • Jhpiego facilitated the development of a clinical protocol and training package for a health response to gender-based violence. These materials have been adopted by the Nepali government and are being used to build the capacity of health care providers to deliver high-quality services to victims of gender-based violence.

Current programs


  • Maternal and Child Survival Program

    The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/nepal/.

  • Health for Life

    The Health for Life (H4L) project is led by RTI International with Jhpiego and local nongovernmental organizations in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population. The main goal of the project, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is to strengthen the ministry’s capacity to plan, manage and deliver high-quality family planning and maternal, newborn and child health services at the district and local levels. In addition to national-level efforts, the project focuses on 28 districts. Jhpiego is providing technical leadership under H4L to institutionalize a national system to improve the quality of health service delivery and improve the capacity of health workers and volunteers, along with improving knowledge, behavior and use of health services.

  • Gender-Based Violence 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.

  • Support to the National Comprehensive Reproductive Health Program

    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.

Current programs

Maternal and Child Survival Program

The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Global Health’s flagship Maternal and Child Survival Program (MCSP) focuses on 25 high-priority countries with the ultimate goal of preventing child and maternal deaths. MCSP is introducing and supporting high-impact, sustainable reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) interventions in partnership with ministries of health and other partners. In addition to contributing to high-level technical and policy dialogue at the global level, MCSP provides tailored technical assistance to help countries meet specific priorities and contextual needs of local, sustainable RMNCH programs. For information on what MCSP is doing in this country, visit here: http://www.mcsprogram.org/where-we-work/nepal/.

Health for Life

The Health for Life (H4L) project is led by RTI International with Jhpiego and local nongovernmental organizations in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Population. The main goal of the project, which is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, is to strengthen the ministry’s capacity to plan, manage and deliver high-quality family planning and maternal, newborn and child health services at the district and local levels. In addition to national-level efforts, the project focuses on 28 districts. Jhpiego is providing technical leadership under H4L to institutionalize a national system to improve the quality of health service delivery and improve the capacity of health workers and volunteers, along with improving knowledge, behavior and use of health services.

Gender-Based Violence 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.

Support to the National Comprehensive Reproductive Health Program

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.

Current and recent donors


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
Laerdal Foundation for Acute Medicine
United Nations Foundation
UNFPA
UNICEF
USAID

Nepal-related technical and programmatic resources

Our resources

Country contact

Emmanuel Le Perru, Country Director
Tel. 977-1-553-5657
Oasis Building, Patan Dhoka
Lalitpur, Nepal