To improve the quality, accessibility, and sustainability of rehabilitation services in Nepal, USAID introduced the STRIDE project in 2010. The project provides direct technical and financial support to five physical rehabilitation centers (local partner organizations) and their three satellite units.
The Government of Nepal’s Post Disaster Needs Assessment estimates that, as a result of the April 25, 2015 earthquake, 28,572 classrooms in public and private schools were totally destroyed or damaged beyond use. The extensive damage interrupted the education of over 2 million children and youth. Many public school grounds are being used as temporary shelters for displaced populations, which will delay school re-opening.
In support of the Government of Nepal (GON), USAID’s Saath-Saath Project reduces the transmission and impact of HIV and AIDS and improves reproductive health among key affected populations.
Nepal’s first HIV case was detected in 1988. Today, the country has a concentrated HIV epidemic with almost 40,000 adults and children living with HIV, and an estimated overall adult HIV prevalence (15-49 years) of 0.20 percent, the highest among South Asian countries.
USAID/Nepal’s Safe-WASH II project improves sanitation, promotes hygiene behavior, and increases access to safe drinking water in rural communities.
Nepal has made remarkable progress in the education sector and expanded learning opportunities for children and adults since 1990. Net primary enrollment rates have increased from 64 to nearly 95 percent, with similar enrollment rates for girls and boys. These improvements have put Nepal on track to achieve Millennium Development Goal 2: Universal Primary Education. Despite this progress, there are concerns about the quality of education and low school completion rates. Nepal’s linguistic, geographical, and socio-economic diversity also affect schools’ ability to provide quality education services for all students.
Last updated: September 19, 2016