United Nations
Information Centre | Nepal
Community Partnerships Broaden Access to Maternal and Neonatal Health Care
PDF File Size: 24 KB | Download   
In Nepal, mountainous terrain, difficult weather conditions and the scarcity of
roads are an obstacle for rural families in need of maternal or neonatal care. In regions where a single foot path winding its way through the mountains is all that connects one small village from the next, women typically give birth at home, without the assistance of a nurse, doctor or midwife. Indeed, only 19 percent of all deliveries in Nepal are aided by a skilled birth attendant.

Less than half of Nepal’s population has access to all-weather roads, making it
difficult for up to 95 per cent of mothers and newborns to reach modern
healthcare facilities. For many Nepalese parents, it takes several days to reach a healthcare centre, and the expense of travel can be a deterrent for poor families. For those in need of emergency obstetric care, this geographic divide is far too often a death sentence for mother and child.

#Maternal #Neonatal #Health #healthcaredeliverysystem
UNICEF ,   (2003 )
Type / Script:
Publication in English
Thematic Group:
 UNICEF : Children Fund
10.02.00  -  Comprehensive Health Services
Reference Link:
** This document has been:
488  times viewed
228  times downloaded.

View Document History
Related Topics
Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health
Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 To 2015 - Estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, World Bank Group And The United Nations Population Division
Midwifery in Nepal -Youtube
2016 Health SDG Profile: Nepal WHO
Nepal Political Economy Analysis Briefing Note : Factors That Shape The Prioritization And Allocation Of Resources For Reproductive, Maternal And Newbron Health
Saving The Lives of Mothers
National Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health-Long Term Plan (NSMNH-LTP)
Starting Bachelor in Midwifery program is a milestone: UNFPA
Adding it up: The Costs and Benefits of Investing in Sexual and Reproductive Health 2014
Maternal Mortality
Nepal: Maternal and Perinatal Health Profile
National Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health-Long Term Plan (NSMNH-LTP)
Nepal Health Sector Programme - implimentation plan II (NHSP - IP) 2010-15
National in-Service Training Strategy for Skilled Birth Attendants 2006 –2012
Trends in Maternal Mortality: 1990 to 2013 - Estimates by WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank and the United Nations Population Division
A Social Determinants Approach to Maternal Health
2011-Demographic and Health Survey Nepal
Review of Maternal Health Policies/Strategies from a Reproductive Rights Perspective #MaternalHealth #MaternalHealthPolicies #Reproductive Rights #WomenRights
Maternal Mortality
Nepal’s Every Newborn Action Plan Government of Nepal Ministry of Health 2016
Maternal Mortality
World Health Statistics 2015 - World Health Statistics indicators
Post Training Follow- up for Skilled Birth Attendants: Review of Implementation Experiences -September 2009
UNFPA Country Programme Document for Nepal (2018-2022)
Strengthening of family Health Services in Nepal-Assignment Report
Health : Nepal Earthquake Cluster Brief ( June 2015 )
Nepal Demographic and Health Survey 2011
Health : Nepal Earthquake Cluster Brief ( July 2015 )
Assignment Report on the Public Health Nursing and Training Aspects of the Integration of Maternal and Child Health Services
Young People’s Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
Nepal Demographic And Health Survey - 2006
Many Faiths Different Contexts: Experiences with Faith-Based Organisations in the Asia and Pacific Region
A report of the Conference on Advocating Universal Access to Reproductive Health Services and Commodity Security 28-30
Nepal : Maternal and Reproductive Health at a Glance
Campaign to End Fistula in Nepal Report On Need Assessment for Obstetric Fistula in Nepal
National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan 2015-2021
National Family Planning Costed Implementation Plan 2015-2021
Statement for the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula.
Nepal - Country Fact Sheet 2009
World Health Statistics 2013
Mother and Child Health Care Programme-A Joint Review of the MCHC programme by MoHP, MoE and WFP
Health : Nepal Earthquake Cluster Brief ( August 2015 )
Water, Sanitation and Hygiene in Health Care Facilities: Status in Low- And Middle-Income Countries And Way Forward
Obstetric Fistula in Nepal -Youtube
Early Marriage Web Series Promo - Youtube
Obstetric Fistula
Kaski District Health Services, Nepal
Human Resource Strategy Options for Safe Delivery - HSRSP Report No. 2.11-01-09
Nepal Country Report: An assessment of the political economy factors that shape the prioritisation and allocation of resources for essential health services for women and children
Mapping and Comprehensive Assessment of Blood Transfusion Services in Nepal Report: 2011
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Executive Board Second Regular Session 2017 12-15 September 2017 Comments by the United States UNICEF Draft Country Programme Document, Nepal, 2018-2022
Dignity First: UNFPA Nepal 12 Month Earthquake Report April 2016
Nepal–WHO Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2018–2022
Family Planning in Humanitarian Settings -Youtube
Bulletin of the World Health Organization - Modelling the Effectiveness of Financing Policies to Address Underutilization of Children’s Health Services in Nepal
Addressing the Attitudes of Service Providers: Increasing Access to Professional Midwifery Care in Nepal
Promotion Of Research On Health Sector Reforms (3 April 1996)
Facility Based Assessment for Reproductive Health Commodities and Services:
The State of The World's Mid Wifery 2011-Nepal
Nepal Earthquake, Health Cluster Bulletin #3, 11 -17 May 2015
Nepal Earthquake Response- Issue #2 : 25th April – 25th July 2015
Country Cooperation Strategy at a Glance
Appreciative Inquiry: Nepal Uses New Approach To Achieve Full Immunization For Children
Bulletin of the World Health Organization - Risk of Death Following Pregnancy in Rural Nepal
Management of Obstetric Fistula for Health Care Providers – On-the-Job Training
Joint Statement Of The External Development Partners In Health Regarding Critical And Growing Shortages Of Essential Medical Supplies In Nepal
WHO Nepal Earthquake Health Update - Situation Report No. 13: 8 May 2015
Protecting the rights of key HIV- affected women and girls in health care settings: A legal scan Regional report
Health And Nutrition - The Nepal Multiple Indicator Surveillance (First Cycle : January to March 1995)
Study on Selected Reproductive Health Morbidities among Women Attending Reproductive Health Camps in Nepal, 2016
Draft Country Program Document** Nepal
EHealth And Innovation In Women's And Children's Health- 2013 Survey
Nepal Earthquake - Health Cluster Bulletin # 8 (3 July – 3 August 2015)
WHO Nepal Earthquake - Situation Report #14, 11 May 2015
WHO-AIMS Report On Mental Health System In Nepal
Dignity First: UNFPA Nepal 12 Month Earthquake Report (April 2016)
Study on Selected Reproductive Health Morbidities among Women attending Reproductive Health Camps in Nepal 2016
WHO district support office in Gorkha to support the government of Nepal after 2015 earthquakes [YOUTUBE]
Youth and Mental Health
Expanding Health-Care Access in the United States
Family Planning National Programme Profile
Health in 2015: From MGDs To SDGs
Universal Access To Reproductive Health ( Progress And Challenges )
Analysis of The Political Economy of Health, Particularly Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, in Four Countries of South and East Asia
Extending Maternity Protection to Women in the Informal Economy - The case of Nepal
WHO voxpop Senior Citizen [YouTube]
Convention on the Rights of the Child :Consideration of the reports submitted by States parties under article 44 of the Convention
A Case Study on the Insurance Scheme of the Public Health Concern Trust (PHECT) Nepal
Nepal Earthquake, Health Cluster Bulletin #1, 25 April to 3 May 2015
Further Analysis Of 2011 Nepal Demographic And Health Survey On Tobacco Data
Assignment Report on Smallpox Eradication Programme in Nepal (WHO Project: SEARO 136)
Improving the teaching of Public Health at under graduate level in Medical Schools - Suggested Guidelines
Study on Gender, Masculinity and Son Preference in Nepal and Vietnam
Nepal Earthquake, Health Cluster Bulletin #2, 04 – 10 May 2015
Accelerating Universal Access to Reproductive Health
UNDAF District Profiles: Education, Health, Overview Graphics
Universal Access for Children Affected by AIDS in Nepal (UCAAN) UNICEF, FHI, NAP+N and USAID Initiate a Partnership
100 result(s) found.