Current Projects in Nepal

FAIRMED's target group in Nepal are Mothers and New-born, People affected by Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), and People with Disabilities.

The programs of FAIRMED Nepal are designed based on its strengh, expertise, and global organizational mandate to strengthen the government priorities in reaching the unreached for inclusive development.

  • Neglected tropcial diseases
  • Healthcare for people with disabilities
  • Maternal and Neonatal Health Services

Essential Health Project (EHP)

FAIRMED Nepal’s Essential Health Project (EHP) is working with local partners in three districts of Lumbini Province with focus on priority Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) and Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH). With Disability Inclusive Development (DID), Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), and Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) as cross cutting themes, the project concentrates on health system strengthening and community empowerment. EHP aims to provide technical support to local government by participating in local level planning and budgeting process as key area of support, especially concerning the identification of underserved populations.

The project has been working in 18 targeted municipalities/rural municipalities to identify major gaps in health service delivery and issues related to NTDs and MNH in order to address them. EHP also aims to create awareness in the community for the uptake of services.

  • Neglected tropcial diseases
  • Healthcare for people with disabilities
  • Maternal and Neonatal Health Services

Rural Health Improvement Project (RHIP II)

The Rural Health Improvement Project (RHIP II), being implemented by FAIRMED Nepal with the local partner in Baglung district of Gandaki Province, focuses on improving the service delivery capacity of health facilities and health behaviour of the community to reduce morbidity and mortality associated with pregnancy, delivery, and the postpartum period in women, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), and complications associated with disability. The first phase of RHIP was developed in consultation with the district health authorities of Baglung. After successful completion of the first phase, FAIRMED moved ahead with the project’s second phase addressing recommendations put forward by a government evaluation team. The new phase of RHIP was then launched for a period of 2.5 years to follow-up on previous activities and achievements in addition to new activities that were designed based on prior experiences, and requirements and priorities in the working areas.

The project has been working in six out of ten (rural) municipalities. RHIP intends to support the local government to enhance the capacity of government health units, health workers and volunteers to strengthen local health governance for quality service delivery.