Assessment of actual practices in family planning counseling and uptake in abortion service sites

The contraceptive prevalence rate in Nepal is at a mere 43% and meeting the MDG target of 60% by 2015 seems farfetched. The legalization of abortion has opened many doors for women accessing unsafe abortion services and has contributed positively to the reduction in the maternal mortality rate. Recently, the Government has initiated the provision of medical abortion through skilled […]

Reproductive Health Rights of women with disabilities

According to rough estimates, at least 10% of Nepal’s population is living with some kind of disability. People living with disabilities are a highly marginalized group and women living with disabilities are ‘doubly’ marginalized. The reproductive health of women living with disabilities is of grave concern. NFCC  in partnership with NDWA, has developed a strategy to ensure implementation of the […]

Menstrual Hygiene Products

The lack of attention given to menstrual hygiene and its implications on the future reproductive health of the girls and women in Nepal has prompted NFCC to develop the guidelines and a model on introducing Nepal first low cost sanitary napkin available through social marketing in Nepal. Keeping in mind the economics of purchasing menstrual napkins in many rural areas of […]

HIV and Migration

Addressing the important yet ignored health needs of Nepali Migrant workers headed to Malaysia, NFCC has developed a program at three points of migration – source, transit and destination. At Source/districts, awareness about safe migration for health, especially reproductive health has been developed. Community participation for addressing the needs and results of migration through PAR (Participatory Action Research) will be the […]

Integration of HIV and HPV screening services into the SEWA network exhibiting an effective private public partnership

With support from USAID, NFCC had implemented the SEWA program in Rupandehi district from 2002-2010 with a two year gap in 2004-06. This network showcased the advantages of public private partnership as well as standardization in reproductive health services. NFCC envisions a revival of this network wherein HIV services can be integrated into this network of service sites. Being recognized […]

Comparative study of HPV prevalence in two cohorts of high and low risk womens groups

With support from University of Alabama, Birmingham, an HPV sampling study will be conducted among two cohorts of women (200 in each group) in Kathmandu and Achham district. The purpose of this study will be to examine the vulnerability of women from low risk populace and high risk populace (HIV positive) to HPV. Both qualitative and quantitative data will be […]

The STI project

Focus: Kathmandu Valley Donor: USAID / FHI Funded by a consortium of donors and sub contracted by FHI, this project was implemented in the Kathmandu valley for the high risk populace comprising of migrants workers, FSWs, MSMs and clients of FSWs. With outreach done through the peer method, client friendly static and mobile clinics were used for service delivery. For […]

MISOPROSTOL PROGRAM

Focus: 5 districts Donor: USAID To combat the problem of maternal mortality, the Ministry of Health and Population and Family Health Division concurred to pilot a project in 5 selected districts (Bardia, Banke, Rupandehi, Nawalparasi and Chitwan) where the efficacy of misoprostol in preventing postpartum hemorrhage would be studied. The Family Health Division decided to market the misoprostol as Matri […]