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Monday, November 24, 2014 - 10:45pm

Kathmandu (24 November 2014) – While Nepal is often cited as a progressive country in terms of equal rights for sexual and gender minorities, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country continue to face a wide range of obstacles as individuals and as a community, according to a new comprehensive report released today.

The ‘Being LGBT in Asia’ country report produced by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) reports widespread bullying in schools and a lack of protection from discrimination by employers. Other challenges include limited programming to address reproductive health needs of lesbians and the lack of sensitive HIV healthcare for transgender women and gay men who are at higher risk of HIV infection than the general population.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013 - 10:30am

Today, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) organized a special event to commemorate the 20th anniversary of its partnership with the Government of Nepal and other stakeholders in supporting the national response to HIV/AIDS.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 10:15am

Today, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) commemorated its almost three-year partnership with the Government of Nepal and the private sector to foster economic growth and improve food security. Since 2010, this partnership, through the USAID-funded Nepal Economic, Agriculture, and Trade (NEAT) Project, has sought to improve the country’s business environment; strengthen fiscal and trade policies; encourage competitiveness and exports of tea, ginger, lentils, and coffee; enhance food security; and increase access to financial services.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 9:15am

The Government of Nepal's (GoN) Ministry of Agricultural Development (MOAD), the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and the World Bank launched two new food security initiatives in Nepal: the Knowledge-based Integrated Sustainable Agriculture and Nutrition Project (KISAN and the Agriculture and Food Security Project (AFSP). The projects will work in the west, mid-west, and far-west regions of the country.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 - 3:15am

The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has launched two new conflict management and mitigation projects: Community Initiatives for Common Understanding, and Inclusive Resource Management Initiative.  The projects will focus on the Mid- and Far-Western regions of Nepal and address the root causes of conflict by bringing together representatives of conflicting groups to seek solutions in a safe space.

Monday, April 15, 2013 - 11:00am

Staff Reporters and Freelancers reporting on environment issues online, in print, or on the radio, are invited to apply for an environment reportage workshop based on 2-days of discussions in Kathmandu followed by 4-days of field research either in the Terai Arc Landscape (TAL) or the Chitwan-Annapurna Landscape (CHAL) areas.

Monday, February 4, 2013 - 3:15pm

Today, the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) launched “Health for Life,” an $18 million, five-year health systems and maternal, newborn, child health and family planning program. Health for Life builds on accomplishments gained from the MOHP Nepal Health Sector Programme II and USAID/Nepal’s health sector investments to date. The program aims to strengthen the Government of Nepal’s capacity to plan, manage and deliver high quality and equitable family planning, maternal, newborn and child health services.

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 4:00pm

Today, U.S. Ambassador Peter W. Bodde signed a memorandum with the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction (MoPR) acknowledging a U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) contribution to the Nepal Peace Trust Fund (NPTF).

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 4:15pm

Today the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/Nepal) and Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP)  organized an event to commemorate the closure of its flagship five-year Nepal Family Health Program II (NFHP II).

Monday, March 26, 2012 - 4:15pm

On March 26, the Ministry of Health and Population, Government of Nepal and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID/Nepal) jointly released the findings of the 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS), highlighting the health, social and economic status and trends in the country. At the seminar, authors of the survey presented key findings, underlining the changes in the most important demographic and health indicators over the past decade and factors contributing to the startling changes.

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Last updated: November 07, 2014

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