Health is at the heart of so much of the world’s poverty and suffering. When communities don’t have enough food, when they depend on unsafe water sources, when they don’t have access to reliable health support, every life suffers.

What we do

ADRA Nepal works with communities through our community and health strengthening approaches; with the government bodies through advocacy, demand generation, capacity building; and with our peers to empower effective partnerships.

Our programmes include Maternal and Newborn Health, Family Planning, Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and COVID-19 Support.




Health Reform Project

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The Health Reform Project, supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, tackles child malnutrition and public health concerns in Bardiya, Nepal. This 3-year initiative aims to reform the health status of residents through sustainable nutrition and an improved water sanitation environment using multifaceted approaches such as improving administrative governance, infrastructure development and increasing awareness of local people and government employees, leading to a healthier Bardiya.

UNFPA Project 2023


UNFPA  Project 2023 is working with government to strengthen national supply planning to improve the governments health system. Supply chains supports health system strengthening from forecasting to overall logistics management by ensuring last mile assurance. The project aims to create a more strategic approach to meet the needs of the hardest-to-reach women and girls for modern contraceptives while ensuring regular commodities supplies along with bolstering logistic management system.

Maternal Health and Child Nutrition Project

The Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition Project, funded by ADRA Netherlands and ADRA International is improving health outcomes for young children and pregnant and lactating mothers in the Mahottari and Sarlahi district of Madhesh Province, where there are high levels of malnutrition. Through this project, we are providing technical assistance at the national and provincial levels and strengthening screening and growth monitoring services at the local level. This project is implemented to uplift the demand as well as the supply side of the MNCHN services through deputing Community Health Facilitators as well as care group volunteers. We are also educating community-level mother groups about nutrition and breastfeeding. This project is collaborating with the local agriculture sector to improve access to diverse, locally available foods for impoverished, food-insecure, and vulnerable households.


Women’s Health and Immunization Support for Health (WISH II) Project is funded by ADRA UK and ADRA International. We are reaching women through health camps to provide them with reproductive health services focused on screening, treatment, and follow-up care for pelvic organ prolapse and cervical cancer. The health camp model helps us reach women in extremely poor communities or those who face discrimination. They often cannot attend government services or do not realize they can seek help for their symptoms.  The project will also raise awareness of women’s health issues and their prevention in the target communities by developing school health champions as well as counseling about nutrition.  



Women’s Health and System Strengthening

Women’s Health and System Strengthening

This project is a collaborative action between Open Heart International (OHI), and Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Australia and their in-country partners to leverage Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP) funds with the goal of Improving the health of women and girls, enabling them to lead productive lives in their families and wider community. It facilitates clinical capacity development in relevant public health facilities, surgical & non-surgical interventions, prevention and promotion activities of advocacy and community education, especially targeting women of disadvantaged and marginalized communities.


Post-Partum Family Planning

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This project was implemented in Janakpur Hospital and two Birthing Centres in Sarlahi District, Provence 2 between July 2019 and September 2020 with a project budget of USD 99, 100. The goal of the project was to institutionalise post partum family planning (PPFP) services in public hospitals and birthing centres so that PPFP would become routine practise continued beyond the support of the program. 5560 post-partum mothers were counselled and out of them 2354 women opted for various forms of contraception (increased from a base line of 43 post-partum mothers).


COVID 19 Emergency Response and Recovery Assistance

COVID 19 Emergency Response and Recovery Assistance

This project is funded by DFAT/Australian Aid.  The project runs from 1st July to 30th September 2022 and is implemented in Province-1, Madhesh Province, Lumbini province, Bagamati Province. With the support from Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)/Australian Aid, ADRA Nepal through COVID-19 response and recovery assistance related interventions has been working closely with the MoHP and it’s departments/facilities up to community level. As COVID-19 has placed a substantial burden on inpatient and outpatient health care services, assistance has been provided to the hospital care system to provide optimal medical care, and to minimize risks for patients and health workers.


COVID-19 Pandemic Response

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

Nepal, like other country has also been affected by   COVID-19 and is currently facing a challenge to prevent the spread of infection. Nepal has fully vaccinated 40% of its total population of nearly 31 million against COVID-19 as of 16 January 2022.The project seeks to support the GoN’s in COVID19 vaccine campaign to reach out to the vulnerable group such as the people with disability and pregnant women through mobile COVID-19 vaccination service (MoCoVs). The project also plans to orient the female community health volunteers (FCHVs) on COVID-19 and utilize their community engagement skills to reach the target population.


UNFPA Nepal Family Planning Project

United Nations Population Fund and UK Aid

UNFPA Nepal Family Planning Projects (UNFPP) main objective was to increase the access and utilisation of family planning services among excluded and marginalised women. The project ran from December 2016 through to December 2020 to a total budget was USD 3,148,295. This project reached women throughout 7 districts and 65 municipalities enabling the provision of quality family planning and adolescent sexual and reproductive health services including a high percentage of Dalit, Muslim and Janajati women and adolecents.


Health System Strengthening Project

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The goal of this project was to contribute to the reduction of neonatal and maternal morbidity and mortality in the Sarlahi and Rautahat districts of Provence 2. In collaboration with federal, provincial and local governments 20 birthing centres were upgraded and supported to improve their management, screening and support for malnourished children was established, renovation of laboratory sites and supply and installation of essential medical equipment was provided. The project was implemented from March 2018 to May 2021 with a budget of USD 300,000.


COVID-19 Vaccination and Emergency Response

COVID-19 Vaccination and Emergency Response

The project has worked towards supporting the Government of Nepal’s (GoN) in their initiative to increase the access and utilization of COVID-19 vaccines through health and social behavior change activities. ADRA Nepal worked closely with schools, hospitals, health posts and local governments to increase the access of COVID-19 vaccines and COVID-19 related information from the government. The project was crucial in bringing awareness in community on COVID-19 vaccination, breaking the chain of COVID-19 infection, support the vaccine campaign and bring livelihood support to ultra-poor, pregnant women and people with disability who were hit hard by the pandemic.


COVID-19 Response in Emergency

COVID-19 Response in Emergency (CORE)

In May-June 2021, Nepal confronted with high caseloads of COVID-19 at its highest level with the rate of around 10,000 new cases per day. There was an urgent need to strengthen the existing health system to handle the sudden surge of outbreak by standardizing the isolation/hospital facilities and provide immediate relief to the most affected. Ministry of Health and Population proposed the health cluster to support on key areas of IP (infection prevention) logistics including PPE, hospital and isolation-based care facilities, preventive care as well to support strengthening facilities located at communities. Hence, the activities in this project were aligned with these needs and key asks from the concerned authorities and seek to support in strengthening the fight against COVID-19 in the country.


The Improvement of New Born and Child Health

The Improvement of New Born and Child Health

The Improvement of New Born and Child Health (IMNCH) project is funded by the ministry of foreign affairs Japan along with ADRA Japan to a total value of USD 1,500,000 and runs from March 2019 through to March 2022 in the Banke district.  The goal of this project is to improve new born and child health by improving the infrastructure and equipment of health posts, provide training for health service providers and education at the community level.