Provides pooled funding for the implementation of NHSP-2 and project support to NGOs working in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. (Formerly AusAID)
- Provides pooled funding for implementing NHSP-2.
- Supports the Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (2011-2015), which provides technical assistance for policy level support to MoHP and the implementation of NHSP-2.
- Supports the Nepal Family Planning Project, which is due to start in 2014.
- Supports the Low Birth Weight in South Asia Trial programme (2011-2016) to generate evidence of ways of reducing maternal and neonatal malnutrition.
GIZ provides support for NHSP-2 through its Health Sector Support Programme (HSSP), focusing on:
- the decentralisation of health service provision and system strengthening
- social health protection and equitable health financing, and
- sexual and reproductive health and rights, particularly of young people.
It also supports HIV prevention for injecting drug users (harm reduction) (2011-2014) through MoHP and
Between 2001 and 2012, GAVI disbursed $60 million to Nepal for improving access to vaccines and the
management of the national immunisation programme. The major focus in 2014-2016 is helping MoHP
deliver the five-in-one pentavalent vaccine and the pneumonia vaccine (Pneumo NVS). GAVI provides
pooled funding for the implementation of NHSP-2.
The Global Fund has provided major funding for HIV, malaria and TB control programmes in Nepal under
Global Fund rounds 2, 4 and 7. Funding is coming to an end for the following two major programmes:
- Malaria Control in Nepal through Primary Health Care System Strengthening and Partnership; and
- HIV/AIDS Prevention among Labour Migrants and Young People and Care for affected people.
New funding proposals from Nepal are likely to be approved soon.
Provides pooled funding for the implementation of NHSP-2 and, up to 2013, provided technical assistance to Management Division and Logistics Management Division.
UNAIDS coordinates the work of United Nations agencies and the World Bank for HIV prevention, care and treatment. UNAIDS’ 2011-2015 strategy is aimed at ‘Getting to zero’ HIV cases. Ten UN agencies collaborate under the joint programme (ILO, IoM, UN Women, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNODC, WFP, WHO, World Bank).
UNICEF supports the implementation of NHSP-2 under a Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) along with
pooled funding partners. Its Country Programme Action Plan (2013-2017) calls for the following health and
nutrition interventions targeted at disadvantaged parts of the country:
- Improved policies and strategies on maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health.
- Quality equitable health services.
- Essential maternal, adolescent, newborn, infant and young child feeding.
- Implementing the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Plan.
- Access to and utilisation of essential nutrition services.
- Promoting healthy behaviour
UNICEF’s child protection, education and social policy programmes also help improve child health.
UNODC’s technical cooperation programme in Nepal is made up of interventions for HIV prevention, care
and support for drug users (male and female) and in prisons. It also supports the government to implement
parts of the comprehensive package for HIV prevention.
UNFPA support the implementation of NHSP-2 under a Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) along with
pooled funding partners. UNFPA’s 2013-2017 programme focuses on the following areas related to
improving the health of young people and marginalised women:
- young people’s sexual and reproductive health and sexuality education;
- gender equality and reproductive rights; and
- population dynamics.
USAID supports the implementation of NHSP-2 under a Joint Financing Arrangement (JFA) along with
pooled funding partners. It supports the following and other health projects:
- The SUAAHARA Project (2011-2016) for strengthening policies and programmes to improve the health
and nutrition of women and children.
- The Saath-Saath Project (2011-2016) to reduce the transmission and impact of HIV and AIDS and to
improve reproductive health among most-at-risk populations.
- The Health for Life (H4L) Project (2012-2017) to strengthen the government’s capacity to plan, manage
and deliver quality family planning and maternal, newborn and child health services.
- The Ghar Ghar Maa Swasthya (Healthy Homes) Project (2010-2015) works with the Nepal Contraceptive
Retail Sales (CRS) company to increase the accessibility and availability of family planning and public
health products, especially in hard-to-reach rural areas.
- The Strengthening Rehabilitation in District Environs (STRIDE) Project (2010-2016) is improving physical
health rehabilitation services.
- The Second Health Nutrition and Population (HNP) and HIV/AIDS Project is enabling the government to
increase access to essential health care services and their use by underserved and poor people (2010-
2015). The World Bank provides its pooled funding for implementing NHSP-2 under this project.
- The Zoonoses Control Project (ZCP) (2012-2014) is enhancing Nepal’s capacity to prevent and control
infectious diseases that transmit between animals and humans
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is a specialised agency of the United Nations (UN) that is concerned
with international public health. WHO supports the implementation of NHSP-2 under a Joint Financing
Arrangement (JFA) along with pooled funding partners. The current priorities of WHO include
communicable diseases, in particular, HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis; the mitigation of the effects of
non-communicable diseases; sexual and reproductive health, development, and aging; nutrition, food
security and healthy eating; occupational health; substance abuse. WHO also provides expert guidance to
government and non-government organisations on health related issues.