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Strengthening systems to provide quality services to improve the health and nutrition of the poorest people
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Nepal Health Sector Support Programme
Supporting the government of Nepal to build a resilient health system that enables quality health services to be delivered with no one left behind
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Supporting recovery of essential health care services, including obstetric care and family planning, rehabilitation and psycho-social support across the 14 most affected districts
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Support implementation of Nepal's National Safe Motherhood Programme and its integration into wider health sector reform processes
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Improving the quality of and increasing access to maternal health services
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Our experts

  • Dr Maureen Dar Iang
    Maureen is passionate about improving maternal and newborn health. She has over 25 years of experience in Asia working towards health system strengthening for quality of care as well as reaching hard to reach populations. This includes leading a team working with communities, local NGOs and district health systems as well as applying for sector wide planning and budgeting focusing on maternal and newborn health.
  • Krishna Sharma
    Krishna strongly believes in teamwork and transitional leadership. He has over 20 years’ experience in development, covering a wide range of interdisciplinary programmes. He is the Deputy Team Leader for the Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP) and is currently working as Acting Team Leader. His experience includes leadership and management, OD/HR management, finance and administration, and partnership and sub-grant management.
  • Shanti Mahendra
    Shanti is a health systems specialist with over 20 years’ experience in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa, particularly in maternal and newborn health and survival. This includes complex sector-wide budget support programmes, cutting-edge research and multi-country monitoring/evaluation projects. Shanti applies her grassroots experience to provide strategic technical direction, supporting programmes to be both evidence-driven and locally-rooted.
  • Steve Topham
    Steve is a leading international expert on urban planning and social infrastructure development for the poor. An advocate of multidisciplinary teams and community engagement, he currently provides technical support to the NHSSP Health Infrastructure team to help build sustainable and multi-hazard resilient health facilities. He builds on over 30 years experience working in Africa and Asia, with national, provincial and local government spheres and external development agencies.


Related jobs

  • Job title
    Coverage and Quality Team Leader
    Kathmandu, Nepal
    Closing date:
    Friday, 3 June, 2022
    Contract type:
    Full time, fixed term contract
    Options Consultancy seeks a Coverage and Quality Team Leader who will provide effective technical inputs to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and Department of Health Services (DoHS) to enable them to deliver against the Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP) objectives.

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