Strengthening Urban Health System in Nepal

The growing numbers of urban poor around the world face several health challenges including the double burden of diseases, exposure to environmental and human-made hazards and limited access to quality and affordable health care. In the context of urban poor being overlooked in data, programmes and policies, this study aims to strengthen urban health system in Nepal. This study is part of Community-led Responsive and Effective Urban Health System- CHORUS implemented by the international Research Project Consortium (RPC) in Bangladesh, Ghana, Nepal and Nigeria. The study in Nepal generates the useful evidence to inform national and sub-national policies and program to address quality health care needs of urban populations. In the first phase, the project is implemented in Pokhara Metropolitan City. The objective of this study is to strengthen health system that improves the access of urban poor to primary health care.

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