Ministry of Health has been delivering promotional, preventive, diagnostic, curative, and palliative health care services and other health system related functions through various institutions established at the community- and central-level. Department of Health Services (DoHS) is responsible for delivering preventive, promotive, diagnostic and curative health services throughout Nepal.
Family health is one of the priority programs of Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health, DoHS. As per constitution of Nepal and related policies and strategic direction, Family Welfare Division (FWD) is responsible for improving overall quality of life of the whole family by improving the health status of mothers, neonates and children and by increasing access and utilization of quality family planning and safe motherhood services closer to rural households in full participation and involvement of community in public health activities. To achieve this important goal various programs like family planning, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, safe motherhood and neonatal health, reproductive health care services through Primary Health Care out Reach Clinic (PHC/ORC) and Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs), planning, monitoring and reproductive health research are in operation.
Nepal has been able to partially achieve Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 4 and 5 and there is much to do towards improving reproductive health status of Nepalese population. To further improve maternal and newborn health status of country, Nepal is committed to sustain these achievements and further improve maternal and neonatal health and achieve target of Maternal Mortality Ratio to less than 70/100000 LB, Institutional Delivery to 90%, Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) to 75%, and Neonatal Mortality Rate to (1/1000 Live Birth) which are set for Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) by 2030