Name of the Project

UNFPA Nepal Family Planning Project

Thematic Area

Health

Project Background

UNFPA Nepal is currently implementing the UK Government Department for International Development (DFID)-funded UNFPA Nepal Family Planning Project (UNFPP), with the time frame December 2016 to December 2020. The project contributes to DFID’s Nepal Family Planning Project “Addressing Unmet Need for Family Planning among Excluded and Vulnerable Women”. To further expand SRH and FP services among the adolescent, UNFPA with additional funding support from DFID will be implementing the “FP services among adolescents” intervention from August 2018 to December 2020 as an additional component. This added component will play a vital role in reaching adolescent groups through interventions based on UNFPA’s longstanding expertise as well as global evidence and practice for improving the access, acceptability and quality of SRH services among adolescents.

Donors

DFID/UNFPA

Project Period

Dec 2016-Dec 2017

The geographic area of the project 

Sunsari, Sarlahi, Udaypur, Rautahat, Achham, Bajura

Number of Beneficiaries

Health workers up to community level-1000
Local elected bodies-247
Religious leaders, excluded and minority men and women and mother groups-10000
School teachers and students-10000
Journalists -50
Adolescents and Youth – 56,000
Family planning users (clients)-3000
FCHVS-2100

The Goal of the project

Contribute to improving maternal health through increased uptake of FP services, in line with DFID’s NFPP

Major Outcomes

  • Increased access to information on family planning for women of reproductive age (WRA) with focus on excluded and marginalised WRA.
  • Increased availability of FP services by expanding the range of contraceptive methods.
  • Evidence generation to understand determinants of non-use.


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