Nepal
Nepal

Nepal, a landlocked country in South Asia, has a population of 28 million people with a life expectancy of 69 years for men and 72 years for women. Nepal gears towards addressing equity gaps and focuses on making health services accessible via the introduction of free health care programmes, targeted health package schemes and a safe delivery incentive scheme. Despite the significant increase in government expenditure on health, out-of-pocket expenditure remains high. The Nepal Health Sector Strategy 2015-2020 provides a road map towards universal health coverage (UHC) and prioritizes health system improvement in human resources for health, public financial management, infrastructure, procurement and health governance. Both health policy and health strategy are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. Since 2018, the UHC Partnership (UHC-P) supports the finalization of basic health care service packages and strengthens capacity building regarding health service delivery at all levels. The development of a health financing strategy and technical support regarding the strengthened health management information system are also part of the cooperation with the UHC-P. You can access important country documents by clicking here.

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National health policy and health sector performance reviews 15th 5-year national plan and 25-year plan Completed
Provide technical support to improve accessto quality medical products Antimicrobial resistance Completed
National health policy and health sector performance reviews National health sector performance reviews Completed
Provide technical support to improve accessto quality medical products Improved access to affordable and safemedicine Completed
Support HR planning and development, including required HRH management capacity at federal, provincial and local government HRH strategic road map and HRH registry in place Health worker population ratio (per 1000 population) increased to 0.3 in2018 Completed
Provide technical support to improve accessto quality medical products Improved regulatory framework Completed
Support HR planning and development, including required HRH management capacity at federal, provincial and local government HRH registry Completed
Provide technical support to strengthen Health Management Information System (HMIS) in the federated context for reporting in particular on UHC and the health-related SDGs Web based electronic DHIS-2 Capacity building Completed
Finalize Basic health care services package in line with SDGs, UHC, health structure and health functions in the federal ized context, keeping implementation in mind Basic health service package (BHSP) Completed
Provide technical support in production of National Health Accounts in tracking and ensuring the regular monitoring of the health expenditure for policy making and financial protection leading to development of health financing strategy National health account Completed
Provide technical support to strengthen Health Management Information System (HMIS) in the federated context for reporting in particular on UHC and the health-related SDGs Equity for UHC Completed
Finalize Basic health care services package in line with SDGs, UHC, health structure and health functions in the federal ized context, keeping implementation in mind Costing of BHSP Completed
Provide technical support in production of National Health Accounts in tracking and ensuring the regular monitoring of the health expenditure for policy making and financial protection leading to development of health financing strategy Health financing strategy Completed
Provide technical support to strengthen Health Management Information System (HMIS) in the federated context for reporting in particular on UHC and the health-related SDGs M&E for UHC and SDGs Completed
Finalize Basic health care services package in line with SDGs, UHC, health structure and health functions in the federal ized context, keeping implementation in mind Public Health Service Act 2018 Completed
Provide technical support in production of National Health Accounts in tracking and ensuring the regular monitoring of the health expenditure for policy making and financial protection leading to development of health financing strategy Health financing data Completed
Provide technical support to strengthen Health Management Information System (HMIS) in the federated context for reporting in particular on UHC and the health-related SDGs Implementation research Completed
National health policy and health sector performance reviews Framing of National health policy Completed
Provide technical support to improve accessto quality medical products Essential drugs list and Nepal national formulary Completed
Presence at provincial level to provide guidance and technical assistance to provincial governments in liaison with the WHO Country Office and Federal Ministry of Health on Basic health care services delivery and Universal health coverage – details to be defined WHO presence in provinces toaccelerate UHC activities Completed

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Develop health financing strategy and support implementation, monitoring and evaluation Develop health financing strategy and support implementation, monitoring and evaluation Ongoing

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