Maternal Health

While health experts applaud Nepal’s declining maternal mortality ratio in recent years, this gain may not be sustainable if the country does not address its lack of qualified health staff, especially midwives, to keep women in childbirth alive.
UNFPA Nepal is supporting the Ministry of Health and Population to achieve the ambitious targets set out in the new Sustainable Development Goals, which call for bringing the maternal mortality ratio down to 70 deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030, by:

While health experts applaud Nepal’s declining maternal mortality ratio in recent years, this gain may not be sustainable if the country does not address its lack of qualified health staff, especially midwives, to keep women in childbirth alive.
UNFPA Nepal is supporting the Ministry of Health and Population to achieve the ambitious targets set out in the new Sustainable Development Goals, which call for bringing the maternal mortality ratio down to 70 deaths per 100,000 live births by 2030, by:

  • Ensuring family planning services;
  • Supplying contraceptives and live-saving medicines;
  • Preventing and treating reproductive health morbidities like pelvic organ prolapse, obstetric fistula and cervical cancer;
  • Supporting on-going efforts towards midwifery education as per WHO/ICM standards;
  • Supporting the provision of adolescent-friendly services;
  • Preventing child marriage and empowering married young women and girls;
  • Upgrading adolescent sexual and reproductive health services