Creating New Hope for Nepal’s Health Sector, the Nepal-WHO Country Strategy (CCS) 2018-2022 report revealed some really encouraging numbers!
This report was collated by Nepal Ministry of Health and Population, its health partners and the WHO Country Office by extracting excerpts from some previous health policies and strategies which include the National Health Policy – 2014, Nepal Health Sector Strategy (2015-20) and international commitments made by Nepal Government.
These health statistics are important as they come at a time when Nepal is on the pathway to establishing political stability.
They determine the recently established Federal Government’s effectiveness in ensuring quality healthcare through the implementation of awareness programs, provision of quality drugs and collaboration with key health stakeholders.
Following are the findings of the report:
Nepal-WHO Strategy for 2018-2022:
Despite these motivating numbers, the Himalayan nation has a long way to go in dealing with its health issues. In this regard, the Nepal Health Secretary, Nepal Health and Population Ministry senior management and the WHO regional office sat together to prepare a four-point strategy that the WHO will implement over the next 5 years to secure its hold over the ever-cropping health issues.
1) Advancing universal health coverage in a federalized governance structure
2) Effective delivery of priority public health programs
3) Enhance health security and disaster preparedness and response
4) Multisectoral engagement and partnerships for improved health outcomes
We hope that Nepal Government with support from WHO and key health representatives will be able to achieve it health goals within the stipulated time frame.