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Nepal Health Sector Programme-2 Implementation Plan 2010-2015

Ministry of Health and Population Government of Nepal Country Resources General Health Strategies and Plans Nepal Policy document health service, strategy

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The NHSP-2 IP includes the vision, value statement, strategic directions, issues, and challenges
from the official NHSP-2 document.

Health Sector Vision Statement
The MoHP vision for the health sector is to improve the health and nutritional status of the
Nepalese population and to provide an equal opportunity for all to receive quality health care
services affordably or free of charge, thereby contributing to poverty alleviation.

Mission Statement
The MoHP will promote the health of Nepal’s people by facilitating access to and utilisation of
essential health care and other health services, emphasising services to women, children, the
poor and excluded, and changing the dangerous lifestyles and behaviour of the Most-at-risk
Populations (MARPs) through Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) interventions.

Value Statement
The MoHP believes in:
 Equitable and quality health care services
 Patient-/client-centred health services
 A rights-based approach to health planning and programming
 Culture- and conflict-sensitive health services
 Gender-sensitive and socially inclusive health services.
Strategic Directions
To achieve the three objectives of NHSP-2, MoHP will embrace the following key directions:
 Poverty reduction
 The agenda to achieve the health MDGs by 2015
 Free EHCS to patients/clients and the protection of families against catastrophic health
care expenditures
 Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI)
 Access to facilities and the removal of barriers to access and use
 Human Resource (HR) development
 Modern contraception and safe abortion
Disaster management and disease outbreak control
 Eradication, elimination, and control of selected Vaccine-preventable Diseases (VPDs)
 Institutionalising health sector reform
 SWAp for improved aid effectiveness
 EDP harmonisation and the International Health Partnership (IHP)
 Improved Financial Management (FM)
 Inter-sectoral coordination, especially with the Ministry of Local Development (MoLD)
and the Ministry of Education (MoE)
 Local governance: devolution of authority
 Health system strengthening, especially through Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E)

To increase access to and use of EHCS and achieve the health MDGs by 2015, MoHP will
implement a number of major strategies and activities, and measure progress made towards
targets by outcome indicators. These strategies will be implemented to achieve several
outcomes as measured by reduced mortality rates (including reduced neonatal, infant and
under-five mortality rates), the Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) and the Total Fertility Rate
(TFR). Data related to intermediate indicators, as well as the outcome indicators, will be
disaggregated by gender, caste/ethnicity, wealth and region.


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