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Updated December 22, 2010

On-going Negotiation Training in Nepal

Following on a successful Negotiating Health Development Leadership Training (NHD LT) in August 2010, Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) was eager to further enhance training for additional staff members. MLI collaborated with the World Health Organization (WHO) and Nepal Administrative Staff College (NASC )to provide additional training to 27 representatives from the MOHP and NASC.

Program Focus

The Government of Nepal, with the support of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), has made a commitment to improve the country’s health outcomes through health policies targeting access to primary care and attention to the unique needs of vulnerable groups like women and under-served populations.  Recent successes like the country’s drop in maternal mortality earned Nepal a Millennium Development Goal award at the 2010 UN Summit and reaffirmed the Ministry’s dedication.

Meet the Ministry

Hon. Chaudhary

Uma Kanta Chaudhary

MLI's engagement with the Hon. Mr. Chaudhary and his leadership team focuses on furthering innovation in pro-poor health policy development and formulating alternative health financing mechanisms. Nepal is the only country in South Asia benefiting from this innovative initiative.  Minister Chaudhary was appointed Minister of Health and Population in June 2009.

Statistical Overview

Capital City Kathmandu
Minister of Health Hon. Uma Kanta Choudhary
Total Population 28196000
Life Expectancy (years) 64
Maternal Mortality* 280/100,000
Under 5 Mortality 55/1,000
Literacy Rate 57

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