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).
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.
The Peace Corps is returning to Nepal after a seven year absence from the country. Support from the Government of Nepal has been instrumental in bringing the Peace Corps back. Two events in Kathmandu today marked the occasion. The first event was hosted by Prime Minister Bhattarai at his office in Singha Durbar.
As announced in Washington, D.C., yesterday (January 10), Peace Corps Director Aaron S. Williams and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Assistant Administrator for Asia Nisha Biswal signed an inter-agency agreement to re-establish a Peace Corps program in Nepal after a seven-year absence from the country. The agreement was signed at a ceremony at Peace Corps headquarters in Washington, D.C., and attended by Nepali Ambassador to the United States Shankar Prasad Sharma, Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Robert O. Blake, Jr., and returned Peace Corps volunteers from Nepal.
Last updated: January 13, 2014