Global Health Projects: Nepal

Nepal Health for Life (H4L) (2012-2017)

Client/Agency

U.S. Agency for International Development

Description

The Health for Life (H4L) project builds on accomplishments gained from USAID/Nepal's health sector investments to date with a greater focus on health systems strengthening and measuring progress in systems improvements. H4L interventions directly address key health system constraints in the following areas: local health systems governance; data for decision-making and evidence-based policy development; human resources; quality improvement systems; logistics systems; and, knowledge and behavior change. In addition to these cross-cutting areas of focus, H4L will work in 12-16 districts to improve access to and knowledge of maternal newborn, child health and family planning services. USAID's investment in these focus districts will complement USAID's other activities and will serve as a learning lab for nation-wide systems improvements. RTI is providing technical expertise in health systems strengthening including health information and policy development, quality improvement and health governance and logistics management, as well as the health service delivery areas of family planning, maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, interpersonal communication and counseling skills, mass media and behavior change.

Political Economy Analysis of Local Governance in Nepal with Special Reference to Health and Education Sectors (2011-2012)

Client/Agency

South Asia Institute of Advanced Studies (SIAS)

Description

The purpose of this project was to analyze and put forth recommendations about how support in health and education could interface more effectively with local governance in Nepal. RTI provided expert technical input for the health-related component of this study.