U.S. Ambassador to Nepal Alaina B. Teplitz and Minister for Health and Population Ram Janam Chaudhary jointly unveiled plans to rebuild a new, earthquake-safe Bahrabise Primary Health Care Center (PHCC), today. The $1.9 million joint collaboration is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and will be implemented by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), bringing together the Army Corps architectural and engineering know-how and USAID’s public health expertise. The project includes demolishing the existing buildings, reconstruction of the PHCC, and fully equipping it according to Ministry of Health standards.
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) signed awards for five new development programs, totaling $121 million.
PAHAL is a five-year, $37 million project that seeks to strengthen livelihoods, improve nutritional status, and increase the capacity of vulnerable households to mitigate, adapt to, and recover from shocks and stresses in rural communities.
Health for Life (H4L) project
USAID’s Health for Life project strengthens the Government of Nepal’s capacity to plan, manage, and deliver high-quality family planning and maternal, newborn and child health services.
Officials from the National Centre for AIDS and STD Control (NCASC) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) distributed the 100 millionth condom that USAID-funded HIV projects – including the current Saath-Saath project – have cumulatively delivered in Nepal since 1993. Evidence shows that, globally, an estimated 50 million HIV infections have been averted through condom use since the 1980s.
Last updated: September 19, 2016