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Nepal – Factfile


Overview

Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign state located in South Asia. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People’s Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India. Nepal has a rich geography. The mountainous north has eight of the world’s ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest, called Sagarmatha in Nepali.  Estimated adult (aged 15-49) HIV prevalence, (%) in 2009 was 0.4 and the estimated number of people (all ages) living with HIV, was 64,000.

Momentum for Integration Project

This project is co-ordinated by Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN) and South Asia Regional Office (SARO) – International Planned Parenthood Federation.

Key Achievements

  • The major initiative by Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN) in past six month was Rapid Assessment Review to understand the SRH HIV integration status in Nepal by using Rapid Assessment Tool (RAT) developed by IPPF, WHO, UNFPA, ICW, GNP+ and Young Positives.
  • In an effort to strategize the advocacy initiatives of FPAN for integration, staff members from FPAN headquarter and branches along with CSO representatives joined the capacity development workshop on SRH HIV integration facilitated by IPPF SARO. At the end of the workshop FPAN headquarter staff, branch staff and CSO representatives developed separate action plans as per the relevance of their presence and work areas.
  • FPAN has been nominated to a Technical Working Group formed to advocate integration of HIV in family planning services in Nepal under the leadership of Department of Health Service. One of the service delivery points (Family Health Centre in Itahari) of FPAN has been selected as a point place to observe its integrated services.
  • FPAN has started a promotion campaign for SRH and HIV integration within young population using mobile phones and text messages.

Key Publications and Resources

Rapid assessment of sexual and reproductive health and HIV linkages: Nepal
Year 2013| Authors: IPPF, UNAIDS, WHO, UNFPA
This summary highlights the experiences, results and actions from the implementation of the Rapid Assessment Tool for Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV Linkages in Nepal.
(Expected to be published in 2013)

Contact

Mr. Subhash Shrestha
Coordinator
Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN)
fpanfinnish@fpan.org.np

Susmita Choudhury
Project Coordinator SRH HIV Integration
International Planned Parenthood Federation South Asia Regional Office
schoudhury@ippfsar.org

View of Muktinath, Nepal

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