Nepal commits to recruit, train and deploy 10,000 additional skilled birth attendants and will ensure at least 70% of primary health care centres offer emergency obstetric care
Description/achievement of initiative
Nepal commits to recruit, train and deploy 10,000 additional skilled birth attendants; fund free maternal health services among hard-to-reach populations; and will ensure at least 70% of primary health care centres offer emergency obstetric care. Nepal will also double coverage of PMTCT; reduce unmet need for family planning to 18%, including by making family planning services more adolescent friendly and encouraging public-private partnerships to raise awareness and increase access and utilization. Nepal will work to improve child health and nutrition through rolling out the Community Based Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses Programme from 27 districts to all 75 districts in the country; maintaining de-worming and micro-nutrient supplementation coverage at over 90%; and implementing effective nutrition interventions (using innovative programs such as cash transfers to pregnant and lactating women and other community based interventions).