USAID Nepal’s Family Planning Service Strengthening Program aims to increase the availability of comprehensive family planning services for the people of Nepal.

While USAID and the Government of Nepal have partnered on many successful family planning efforts since the early 1960s, meeting Nepal’s family planning goals requires a new effort targeted at those with the highest unmet need for family planning services. Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2016 data indicate that the use of modern contraceptives in Nepal has stagnated at about 43 percent in recent years. Nepal did not meet the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 contraceptive prevalence rate target of 67 percent.  The need for family planning in Nepal is still high, with 24 percent of married women reporting unmet need.  In Nepal, the Family Health Division in the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) guides the national family planning service delivery efforts, in coordination with other division/centers, and play a vital role in achieving Nepal’s goal to improve access to family planning service delivery in both the public and private sectors throughout the country.

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Monday, August 7, 2017 - 5:30am