Of the 27,500,000 people in Nepal, 84% live in rural areas. Around 7.4 million are of reproductive age, impacting close to 1,000,000 pregnancies by 2030.
In response, RMF has partnered with local midwifery services to train and deploy additional midwives to rural areas.
Deploy a Workforce
Strategically deploy midwives to assist in the sexual, reproductive, maternal and newborn health needs that will cover:
- 70,200,000 antenatal visits
- 10,900,000 million births, and
- 43,700,000 million post-partum/postnatal visits between 2012 and 2030.
Create & Maintain Partnerships
- Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP)
- United Nations Population Fund (UNPF)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
After the April 2015 earthquake, up to 90% of health facilities in rural areas were damaged or destroyed. Medical supplies are severely depleted and capacities overstretched.
Of the 352 birthing centers, 72% were affected:
- 115 fully damaged
- 137 partially damaged
Prepare for the Future
By 2030, the population is expected to increase by 20%. This poses unique challenges in reaching the women in these rural areas. Training an adequate number of midwives to cater to the current and growing need is a necessity as their roles is instrumental in improving maternal and child health.
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