Government of Nepal
Ministry of Finance
AID MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR NEPAL
Safe motherhood and a healthy childhood are still major challenges in Nepal, especially in the rural areas. According to the 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), the country experiences 54 child deaths per 1000 live births, 40% of children under 5 years havechronic malnutrition. Low use of maternal care prevails and only one-third of the women deliver with assistance. Although in decreasing trend , maternal mortality rate is still high with 229 mothers dying during pregnancy and childbirth per 100.000 live births according to a survey conducted in 2008/2009. Health depends on care, and the utilization of health care in developing countries like Nepal depends on the availability, affordability and accessibility of services. Almost 3-5% of the children have disability and suffer from stigma and exclusion ,leading to more poverty, abuse and suffering.
The activities will focus on primary prevention (safe pregnancy, delivery and infancy), secondary prevention (early detection and treatment of diseases, malnutrition, wounds, infections and fractures), and community based rehabilitation of children with disability, including the awareness and positive attitude change in communities.
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