Mortality and morbidity rates among women and children in Nepal remain alarmingly high. Acute preventable childhood diseases; childbirth complications; nutritional disorders; and sexually transmitted infections are prevalent at high rates. Such conditions are associated with pervasive poverty, low education and literacy rates, low levels of hygiene and sanitation, poor access to safe drinking water, formidable terrain, geographic isolation, and difficult communications. These problems are further exacerbated by shortages of adequately trained personnel; underdeveloped infrastructure; and weak public sector management. Improving health outcomes is challenging due to Nepal’s increasing population size and a third of the country consists of some of the most rugged mountainous areas on earth, making health care delivery extremely difficult.

Help for young mothers and infants in South Nepal

This project supports the development of structures within local communities to improve maternal and neonatal health.

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Strong girls in South Nepal

Dalit and other disadvantaged girls (and boys) successfully go to school, their mothers earn money, teachers are well trained and schools are well equipped.

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