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Type Journal Article - Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
Title Review of health and health service improvements in Nepal
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Volume 10
Issue 21
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
Page numbers 76-81
URL http://nfhp.jsi.com/Docs/ReviewofhealthandhealthserviceimprovementsinNepal.pdf
Abstract
Nepal has made great progress regarding maternal and childhood mortality over the past two decades. A visionary leadership, coupled with the implementation of targeted interventions and programmes have resulted in improved MNCH indicators and marked decline in mortality. Maternal deaths have dropped by almost half from 539 per 100,000 live births in 1996 to 281 in 2006. Although neonatal mortality rates have stagnated in recent years, the overall childhood mortality has improved. This article tracks changes made in key indicators (mortality, fertility and service indicators including immunisation, family planning, maternal, neonatal and child over time and provides an overview of successful programmes that have led to this accomplishment.

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