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We are proud of our 25-year partnership with the Government of Nepal to build stronger health systems that work for everyone. Over this period, our support has expanded from a focus on ensuring safe motherhood, to strengthening all areas of the health system. As a
trusted partner to the Ministry of Health and Population, we provide embedded technical assistance to federal and sub-national governments.

Our focus is on:
  • Strengthening health system resilience by building the capacity of federal and local governments to respond to political change and health emergencies.
  • Institutionalising gender equality and social inclusion to achieve sustained improvements in systems and services for vulnerable populations, including the poor, people with disabilities, and those who are disadvantaged because of gender.
  • Increasing the quality of reproductive, maternal and newborn care by supporting the development of policies such as the National Health Policy and Nepal Health Sector Strategic Plan 2030, and improving clinical practice by developing protocols and
    institutionalising mentorship.
  • Promoting health sector accountability by ensuring the government and key stakeholders have access to and use quality evidence for policy, planning and budgeting decisions. We also strengthen public financial management to deliver the best health impact with limited resources.
  • Understanding who holds power and incentives for health systems reform, through process and power mapping, so that technical decisions in our programming translate to real world practice.
Our commitment

We are committed to working with the Nepal government and partners to accelerate progress towards universal health coverage through a responsive, holistic approach that supports the country’s efforts to devolve its health system and transition away from aid.
We continue to contribute towards building resilient and equitable systems by leveraging transformative innovations at scale, working collaboratively with partners, and enhancing citizen participation and accountability mechanisms.

our impact in nepal

Our work has contributed to:


reduction in Nepal’s maternal mortality ratio from 539 deaths per 100,000 livebirths in 1996 to 151 in 2021.


health facilities restored after the 2015 earthquakes, providing shock-proof and essential health services in 14 affected districts.


poor, disadvantaged and vulnerable patients offered subsidised services through Social Service Units at 58 hospitals between 2021 and 2022.


Find out more about our work in Nepal