Nepal- The Reform Agenda

This 2004 paper briefly discusses the context, objectives, innovative aspects of recent reforms (as of 2004) and the lessons learned from them, and looks to how the government will refocus the reform agenda to address these challenges.



WHO Country Cooperation Strategy, Nepal 2006-2011

The South-East Asia Region was the first WHO Region to promote Country Cooperation Strategies (CCS) as a process to identify how best the Organization could support health development in our Member States. In the case of Nepal, the previous CCS covered the period 2002 to 2005. Since it was prepared, many changes have taken place in Nepal, both in terms of the health situation, the government’s own health development efforts and those of key partners. Keeping these changes in mind, WHO has developed a new CCS for the country for 2006 to 2011.

Health Sector Strategy: An Agenda for Reform

Issued in October, 2004, Nepal's Health Sector Strategy details the policy reform efforts underway and being created to reform the national health sector.

Quality Leadership: A prerequisite for Development

In May 2008, Nepal was competitively selected as one of five countries to participate in the MLI, and by September 2008 the MoHP and the MLI had collaboratively devised a technical assistance plan to be implemented during the first year of the three-year initiative.  “Nepal is the only country in South Asia to receive MLI support and, as MLI is a long-term commitment, I am confident that it will benefit greatly from it,” says Gabriele Mallapaty, the Country Lead of MLI in Nepal.

Public Health and Peace Building in Nepal

The unexpected departure of the Maoist Govenment in Nepal brings uncertainty for peace and public health efforts in the country as it recovers from a 10-year civil war.

Negotiating Health Development: A Guide for Practitioners

This extremely useful book is designed to be used at any stage in the health development process by anyone who may wish to influence some aspect of that process. While there is no uniform ‘fix’ in this book, the reader will find suggested tools, frameworks, processes, and questions. Because there are some common challenges when dealing with health related issues in developing countries, the reader will find many of the strategies and analysis useful in virtually every circumstance.

Do Health Sector-Wide Approaches Achieve Results? Emerging Evidence From Six Countries

More than a decade ago, the World Bank and other donors proposed a new way of working with developing country governments to overcome inefficiencies, lack of government ownership, and a number of other problems that were constraining the impact of international support to developing countries. This new approach, eventually called the Sector-Wide Approach (SWAp), embraced many of the principles of harmonization and alignment that were later endorsed by the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness in 2005 and subsequent international meetings.

Leadership and Management

A broken health system is a silent killer. People get sicker and die in disproportionate numbers just as they do during an epidemic. Yet the culprit is not lack of knowledge. Nor is it always a shortage of funds. Technically and medically, we know what to do to reduce illness and save lives. But what is sorely amiss is the dearth of knowledge and skill to manage these very complicated health systems. Dr. William H. Foege sums up the issue as "global health waits expectantly for management to match its science."

Free Health Care in Nepal

The Interim Constitution of Nepal of 2007 stated, for the first time, that: ‘Every citizen shall have the right to get basic health service free of cost from the State as provided for in the law’.

  • MLI Voices

    Jun 22 2009 - 4:25pm

    Sierra Leone

    Even though I have worked in Sierra Leone in the past, the role of MLI Country Lead has given me the opportunity to build upon these previous experiences and to work closely with members of the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MOHS), to support the implementation of health policies and reforms that they have prioritized.


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