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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%).
  • 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.

Current programs


  • 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.

  • Analysis of Insufficient Availability of Essential Family Planning Consumables and Equipment

    The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) is supporting Jhpiego to examine the extent to which consumable and equipment unavailability affect achievement of global family planning goals. In collaboration with RHSC’s Systems Strengthening Working Group, Jhpiego is conducting a comprehensive examination of the insufficient availability of essential family planning consumables and equipment, including exploratory consultations in Nepal and Uganda, and developing a transformational white paper based on results. The white paper will facilitate the design and implementation of innovative solutions by providing clear analysis, documentation and meaningful understanding of the challenge. The analysis brings together fragmented global knowledge and perspectives to establish a shared evidence base and generate a collective urgency for action to address supply-related inequities, including ways in which consumable and equipment shortages disproportionately affect marginalized groups.

Current programs

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.

Analysis of Insufficient Availability of Essential Family Planning Consumables and Equipment

The Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) is supporting Jhpiego to examine the extent to which consumable and equipment unavailability affect achievement of global family planning goals. In collaboration with RHSC’s Systems Strengthening Working Group, Jhpiego is conducting a comprehensive examination of the insufficient availability of essential family planning consumables and equipment, including exploratory consultations in Nepal and Uganda, and developing a transformational white paper based on results. The white paper will facilitate the design and implementation of innovative solutions by providing clear analysis, documentation and meaningful understanding of the challenge. The analysis brings together fragmented global knowledge and perspectives to establish a shared evidence base and generate a collective urgency for action to address supply-related inequities, including ways in which consumable and equipment shortages disproportionately affect marginalized groups.

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