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US to continue supporting Nepal’s heath

KATHMANDU: The United States of America has reiterated its strong commitment to supporting Nepal’s health and family planning programmes. “Our commitment to partnering with Nepal to improve health for women has not changed and we will continue our targeted investments in healthcare to ensure Nepalis are healthier in the generations to come,” reads a statement issued by the US Mission in Nepal here today.
The US Agency for International Development (USAID) funding for family planning has increased from just over 12 million to nearly 17 million US dollars over the past three years. USAID’s assistance supported the government of Nepal to institutionalize reproductive health services throughout Nepal and train local health workers, adds the statement.
This clarification comes in wake of what the Mission said, mischaracterizations in the media and misinformation circulated about US supported reproductive health programs in the country.

Published Date: Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 | 08:44 AM

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