FHI 360 has been working in Nepal since 1993 to support health and environment programs, capacity building, civil society and media strengthening, and governance reform. Our work, which is grounded in evidence, aligns with and provides support to the government of Nepal’s development priorities and plans.
As a leader in HIV programming, FHI 360 supports the national HIV response for sustainable epidemic control by working to save the lives of those with a high likelihood of exposure to HIV and improve the health and well-being of those already living with HIV. We do this primarily through the EpiC Project, supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). EpiC Nepal is also providing technical, logistics and management support for the country’s COVID-19 emergency response.
As one of the consortium partners of the Suaahara II project, which improves nutrition for women and children, FHI 360 provides technical assistance in nutrition and family planning. As part of USAID’s global Research for Scalable Solutions, we conduct implementation science research on family planning programs in Nepal. FHI 360 has also supported the global MOMENTUM Private Healthcare Delivery project in Nepal, creating business models for private sector support of quality family planning services to adolescents and young people.
Our work through the Civil Society: Mutual Accountability Project (CS:MAP) strengthens the national capacity of civil society and the media to engage in legal and policy reform and advocacy work that improves democracy and governance, promotes civic engagement and open government, and supports the enforcement of fundamental human rights.
With the Fleming Fund Country Grant from UK Aid, we strengthen capacity for antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use surveillance in the human health, animal health, food and environment sectors, using the One Health approach. We also have expanded our footprint in environment work through the USAID Clean Air program, which works to improve air quality in the Kathmandu Valley for better health and educational outcomes.