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 […]

Menstrual Hygiene Management Pilot Project in Saptari

With support from UNICEF, NFCC is piloting a menstrual hygiene management project in ten VDCs’ of Saptari in 2012. This pilot will be integrated into the existing GATE project (UNICEF) and will use out of school adolescent girls as manufacturers and sellers of reusable sanitary napkins. These girls will also be educators on sexual and reproductive health in their respective […]

STI and VCT Clinic in Chitwan and Banke

Focus: 2 districts Donor: UNDP / Global Fund Supported by United Nation Development Program (UNDP) under the Global Fund, NFCC was contracted to provide STI and VCT services in two districts, namely Chitwan and Banke. With many similarities to the STI Project in Kathmandu Valley, peer educators were mobilized and clinics provided STI checkup and HIV testing to high risk […]

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 […]


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 […]