The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) has been supporting the development of the Nepalese health sector since 1994. Significant progress has been made with respect to the health status of the Nepalese population including a substantial reduction in maternal and infant mortality. However, some systemic deficits persist. These relate to the lack of efficiency and effectiveness in the centralised, yet fragmented administration, insufficient social protection in case of illness and an urban health system unable to keep pace with the rapid rate of urbanisation. The quality, availability and, in part, also the acceptance of essential health services is still inadequate among large segments of the population, especially among the poor.

GIZ - Support to the Health Sector Programme (S2HSP) supports Ministry of Health and Population to implement National Health Sector Strategy including response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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