Women’s Health Project

Population Service International PSI, a U.S based not-for-profit, Non –governmental organization (NGO), conducts the women’s Health Project which is funded by LAD. The three-years-long project aims to improve maternal and child health in Nepal by increasing contraceptive prevalence rate, specifically by increasing access to IUDS and safe medical abortion service. The need for family planning in Nepal is still high, with 27 percent of married women reporting unmet need. For the past decade, preventing unintended pregnancies has been an important issue for women’s health. Against this background, the Intra Uterine Contraceptive Device (IUCD) has been established either as the most cost-effective method of contraception. The government of Nepal has put forth a great emphasis on promoting the use of contraceptive methods especially the long-acting temporary methods like IUCD. The reproductive populations of all districts with options to limit or space births and have made family planning methods available through health institutions and programs. Aasaman Nepal will support the Government of Nepal/ Ministry of Health / Family Planning Division conducting “Women’s Health Project” in Terai districts with technical and financial support from PSI/N. The main focus of the project is to increase contraceptive prevalence rate with increase in the use of IUCD and increase access to medical abortion among a reproductive female population.

Project Objectives

  • Improve availability of IUCD service in public sector
  • Improve access to IUCD service through PSI/Nepal’s OK Pariwar Swastha Sewa network of private providers
  • Improve efficiency and motivation of OK Pariwar Swastha Sewa providers to provide IUCD service
  • Improve the quality of service provided by network providers
  • Improve consumer perception and demand for ICUD and
  • Increase women’s access to safe abortion service at government-certified safe abortion centres.


Project Duration:

1 February 2016– 30 November 2018

Target Groups:

Women of reproductive age group, their influential family members, and private providers of the program implemented OK centres of 6 districts of Terai region.

Target Districts:

Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Mahottari, Dhanusha districts of Terai region