NENAP was endorsed by the Government of Nepal in 2016 to address the problem of newborn deaths, and stillbirths in the country. It was endorsed as a part of the unfinished agenda of the Millennium Development Goals for women’s and children’s health. It sets a vision for Nepal “in which there are no preventable deaths of newborns or stillbirths, where every pregnancy is wanted, every birth celebrated, and women, babies and children survive, thrive and reach their full potential.”
Following the endorsement, an initial implementation plan for NENAP was developed for the period between 2016 and 2021 to meet the national targets of NMR and stillbirths. Hence, there was a need to develop a new implementation plan. In this regard, HERD International in partnership with UNICEF has been providing technical support to Family Welfare Division for the development of an implementation plan for the period between 2023 and 2030.
The process involved
The development of the implementation plan involved an extensive process that began with generating evidence through a desk review of existing literature, reports and data. Provincial workshops and discussions with key stakeholders were then held to develop and refine interventions and actions in the action plan and in the process we ensured the participation of health representatives from all three tiers of the federal structure.
Thematic discussions were then held with experts to further discuss and revise the implementation plan. Currently, we are in the process of revising and finalizing the action plan after discussing with the Advisory Committee and TWG. The final NENAP-IP will then be externally reviewed, revised and finalized in a national workshop before being shared with key stakeholders and the public.
Significance of NENAP-IP 2023-2030
The NENAP-IP 2023-2030 is a crucial document that outlines a plan to improve maternal and newborn healthcare and reduce newborn deaths and stillbirths in Nepal. It will guide Nepal’s efforts to implement NENAP and achieve coverage targets and milestones to improve maternal and newborn healthcare. The implementation plan is expected to contribute to Nepal’s efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, which aims to ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all ages, including reducing maternal and newborn mortality.
Associated Team Members
Achyut Raj PandeySenior Research Fellow - Health System Research
Mr. Achyut Raj Pandey is a public health researcher with 8 years of experience in operations research and health policy and system research. He holds a Master’s in Public Health from B.P Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal. Prior to joining HERD International, he worked as a Senior Research Advisor in an FCDO funded Monitoring, Evaluation and Operational Research Project (MEOR) under the technical assistance programme to the Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal. As a Senior Research Advisor, he took [...]Learn more
Sushil Chandra BaralManaging Director
Key Expertise Dr Sushil Chandra Baral is an experienced heatlh and development expert of Nepal, specialising in health systems strengthening and health policy and planning at the national and international level. He has twenty five years of experience in health systems and services, health policy and planning, operational research and social development sector in developing countries context. He has got considerable professional experience in health system, health policy and planning, health service delivery, health research and programme management. He has [...]Learn more
Bipul LamichanneResearch Uptake Officer
Personal Bio I have been working in diverse public health areas including adolescent health, reproductive health, nutrition, tuberculosis, disaster management and planning and immunization. I have experience working in the fields of research and communications over my professional career. Works undertaken that best illustrates capability to handle the tasks assigned A study on Comprehensive Sexuality Education among adolescents in NepalEffectiveness and utilization of adolescent friendly health services by adolescents in NepalAssessment of the impact of COVID-19 pandemic on functionality and [...]Learn more