Supporting government of Nepal to reach the unreached population with Family Planning Service, ADRA Nepal has delivered Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives to 2,225 individuals in the first five months of 2019. ADRA Nepal mobilizes Visiting Service Providers (VSP), registered nurses, in the government health facilities in nine districts based on the needs.
Long Acting Reversible Contraceptive (LARC) prevalence Rate in the country is 17 percent, according to Department of Health service. ADRA, through UNFPA Nepal Family Planning Project (UNFPP) and Family Planning Service Strengthening Program (FPSSP), provides family planning services in remote health facilities of Nepal with special focus on Implant and IUCD service. VSPs provide LARC service in the local health facilities and also visit communities, and women’s group to counsel them to pave their ways to the health facilities.
“While visiting communities, we found that large number of people living with disability and married adolescent girls are out of access to family planning service, we counsel them and bring to health facilities,” said Pragya Bhandari, VSP working in Sarlahi district, “Some of the clients shared that they never knew about family planning methods earlier and were forced to have unwanted pregnancy,”
Meanwhile, a total of 61 participants including 40 VSPs gathered in the city of Hetauda this week to participate in Review and Planning Meeting where they shared experience and learning to better the services.
UNFPP is funded by DFID/UNFPA and FPSSP is funded by UNFPA Nepal.