Improving maternal and child health in Asia through innovative partnerships and approaches: The case of Nepal

This research brief is part of a series capturing the impact of project interventions and analysing and documenting CARE’s best practices under the GSK ‘20% Reinvestment Initiative’ in Asia. This briefing focuses on the case of Nepal.

Following an overview of maternal and neonatal child health in Nepal and in the districts covered by the project, the briefing outlines the background to the SAMMAN project itself. It then describes the key aspects of the two main project approaches: one focused on the community level, and the other on health systems. Finally, the briefing highlights the innovative tools and mechanisms that have been used by the SAMMAN project to improve maternal and child health in remote and marginalised areas of Nepal.

  • Countries: Nepal
  • Co-authors: ODI
  • Published: September 2015

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