Nepal Family Health Program (NFHP) II

Dates: 2007-2013

Country: Nepal

Client(s): USAID

Services: Technical Assistance, Assessment, Applied Technology, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Research, Training, Quality Assurance and Improvement, Capacity Development

Technical Expertise: Family Planning & Reproductive Health, Health Supply Chain Management, Health Systems Strengthening, Human Resources Management, Immunization, Social and Behavior Change, Maternal, Newborn & Child Health


The public sector health care system in Nepal has the potential to provide quality primary health care throughout the nation. There are a number of obstacles, however: difficult terrain in the middle hills and mountain regions, inadequately trained and supervised staff, and a lack of consistent supplies of essential drugs, resources and equipment.

JSI has worked in Nepal since 1981 to assist the government in developing a functional health care system that integrates health services to meet people's needs. Under the USAID-funded Nepal Family Health Program II (NFHP II), JSI continued the work of its successful predecessor, the Nepal Family Health Program.

The initiative improved the delivery and use of basic public sector family planning, maternal, newborn, child health, and literacy/life skills services, in a manner that built local capacity and encouraged stakeholder collaboration. With a key emphasis on gender and social inclusion, including improving service delivery for disadvantaged populations, NFHP II worked in 20 districts around the country.

JSI partnered with the Government of Nepal and NGOs at the national, district, and community levels, focusing on community-level and other peripheral FP/MNCH services. The Project's technical areas included:

  • Systems, policy, and leadership, including leadership and management capacity building, and health logistics strengthening
  • Service delivery, including at the health facility and community levels
  • Community and household-level interventions, including support for community participation in governance of local health services; literacy and life skills; and household practices.

To learn more, you can download our updated project flyer or read our 2010 Semi-Annual Report.

Watch a video about NFHP II's work supporting community health services in Samshergunj VDC, Nepal.


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