United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

A brief about the partner
We are UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund. We promote the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.

A brief history of the partner within Nepal
UNICEF has a history of more than four decades of work in Nepal and has contributed towards many of the development strides the country has taken, from the provision of basic services and immunization in the 60s and 70s; early childhood rights, education and protection in the 80s; empowering communities, more so women, to be more self-sufficient in the 90s; and an emphasis on protection during the conflict period in the 2000s.

UNICEF mainly focuses in the 15 lowest performing districts of Nepal but our impact is nationwide especially with our advocacy work with the Government of Nepal in developing legislations, plans, budgets, coordination and monitoring mechanisms that enable the survival, development, protection and participation of children, adolescents and women.

The projects undertaken by the partner in the health sector in Nepal
The current five-year programme (2013-2017) focuses on addressing the three main sets of inequity factors (policy, system and societal) so that all children, adolescents and women have access to basic and other services necessary to fulfil their rights to survival, development, protection and participation.

1. UNICEF provides technical assistance for quality, gender-sensitive, and equitable government policies and guidelines in maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition, as well as HIV prevention and treatment.

2. UNICEF supports the Governmentto provide quality health services through CB-IMCNI, Routine Immunization Programme, and CB-PMTCT programmes.

3. UNICEF provides supports in promotion of positive health behaviours for the survival and health of children and women with active involvement of male, family and community members.

A link to the main website of the partner
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