World Health Orgnization

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations System. With strategic approaches for emerging Infectious diseases surveillance & response, WHO supports Epidemiology and Disease Control Division to strengthen epidemiological capacity for epidemic preparedness and response for emerging, re-emerging, ARI and diarrhoeal disease, zoonotic and outbreak-prone diseases with particular emphasis on an integrated disease surveillance system and integrated vector management, strengthen laboratory capacity for quality assurance of blood transfusion services and diagnosis and tracking the emergence or re-emergence of new antimicrobial species and antimicrobial resistance, strengthen national core capacities required by the International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005. Main focus is to eliminate and further reduce the disease burden due to neglected tropical diseases (leprosy, kala-azar, lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, intestinal helminths).
For more information go to WHO Nepal Site.


NHSSP works to enhance government capacity to achieve the NHSP-2 objectives which are to: Increase access to and utilisation of quality essential health care services,  reduce cultural and economic barriers to accessing health care services and harmful cultural practices and Improve health systems to achieve universal coverage of essential health care services.

Enhancing capacity is defined as changes in organisational behaviour, skills and relationships that lead to the improved abilities of organisations and groups to carry out functions and achieve desired outcomes.

The concept behind providing technical assistance is to strengthen Nepal’s health system by building sustainable local capacity to deliver essential services and improve governance and leadership.  It also includes improving the effectiveness of aid to the health sector. Long term technical assistance is provided in key strategic areas, supported by short term technical assistance, as needed.

The technical assistance is placed in the Ministry of Health and Population and the Department of Health Services.

For further Information go to NHSSP site


GIZ has been active in Nepal since 1975 on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and opened its own office in the capital, Kathmandu, in 1979. At present 25 seconded staff and about 250 national staff, 9 CIM experts and 24 development workers, 6 of them working under the auspices of the Civil Peace Service (CPS), are working for us in Nepal.


The goals of our work there are to reduce poverty, to ensure inclusive development and to improve the country’s economic and political framework


For further Information go to GIZ site


Save The Children

Save the Children has been operating in Nepal since 1976. Our programs to improve the lives of children in Nepal are guided by the National Plan of Action for Children and the UN Millennium Development Goals. As the largest child-focused organization in the Nepal, Save The Children cover a wide geographical area with multiple programs that support our vision for all children to attain the right to survival, protection, development and participation.


We work with key child rights stakeholders – including children, communities, civil society organizations, media and government – to enable them to play a stronger role to realize the rights of children.  We look for sustainable solutions that will benefit children and their communities by improving education and healthcare systems, and helping communities better prepare and respond to disasters.


For further Information go to Save the Children site