JSI Research & Training – Nepal Family Health Program ( I & II )

Period: June 15, 2002 to December 11, 2006 to October 31 2007 (NFHP I), November 01, 2008 to June 30, 2012 (NFHP II)

Type: Project Management, Logistics and Administrative Support, Financial and Administrative Management, Inventory Management, Human Resource Management, Strategic Logistics planning, Seminar Management, Procurement

Cooperative Partners: JSI Research and Training, Nepal Family Health Program II, USAID

Sub Agreement No: 35936-2 (NFHP I); 36359-004 (NFHP II)

USAID Cooperative Agreement No: 367-A-008-00001-00 (NFHP II)

MASS is one of the Collaborating partners among others such as Nepal Fertility Care Center (NFCC), Nepali Technical Assistance Group (NTAG), CARE, SCF/US, and ADRA for implementing the Cooperative Agreement for Nepal Family Health Program* ( NFHP), the five-year bilateral activity of United States Agency for International Development, Nepal (USAID/N). This is awarded to John Snow Research and Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) with co-management by EngenderHealth. This is cooperative agreement for approximately $30 million to be allocated over each phases of five years. The Program is implemented by JSI, EngenderHealth, Johns Hopkins University/Center for Communication Program (JHU/CCP) and Johns Hopkins University Program in International Education on Reproductive Health (JHPIEGO).

USAID/Nepal is a donor for the National Family planning Program, supporting GON to increase awareness and access to quality family planning services. Through The Nepal Family Health Program II (NFHP II) USAID/Nepal supports the Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP) in the areas of Family Planning such as delivery, quality assurance, informed choice, health information, communication for behavior change and logistics management in both country wide and in NFHP’s 20 core districts program. Additionally, USAID supports in strengthening and maintaining national family planning training centers in Kathmandu, Nepalgunj and Biratnagar.

Funding to MOHP, provided under NFHP is through Redbook budget (funding to carry out specific activities jointly decided by MoHP and USAID/N and Supplemental Work Plan (funding to carry out additional activities that supplement to Red book) includes activities such as;

  1. Family Planning Program (FPP) incorporates technical assistance to improve the skills of health care provider
  2. Female Community Health Volunteer Program (FCHV) play a pivotal role in the community health in Nepal in  information dissemination on reproductive health      and actively participate in the community based integrated management of childhood illness
  3. Community based- integrated Management of Childhood Illness( CB-IMCI) Program aims at reducing   childhood mortality from the five diseases through timely      and appropriate case management at health facilities and communities
  4. Safe motherhood Program (SMP) incorporates the activities for enhancing skills of technical care providers       through training based upon need assessments
  5. Under special initiative and institutional support-referred to as Director General Work plan- includes support for various institutional strengthening activities

Scope of Work for Activities:

a. Family planning Program

  • Institutional support to assist program administration and to staff LMIS unit to
    logistics Management Division ( LMD) including report generation of LMIS report,
    reproduction and distribution to various health offices all over Nepal
  •  Support to Monitoring , supervision and transportation
  • Administration of fund for Per-Case support to INGOs and NGOs that provide Voluntary
    Surgical Contraception (VSC) services
  • Management of Program Family planning Assistants (FPAs) and workshops, field visits,
    orientation of programs, technical training
  • Procurement and distribution of printing materials, selected initial expendable and non-expendable supplies

b. Female Community Health Volunteers Program (FCHVP)

  •  Institutional support to Family Health Division
  •  Management and supervision of FHD)
  • Supplies and support for district level activities
  • Training for new FCHV’s
  • FCHV basic and refresher training

c. Community based IMCI Program (CB-IMCI)

  • Institutional support for CB-IMCI
  • Expansion activities such as district planning, different level of training, follow up meetings

d. Safe Motherhood Program (SMP)

  • Subcommittee administrative support
  • Printing for birth preparedness package
  • Broadcasting in radio, support for need assessment, printing , monitoring, visits planning,orientation meeting

f. Director General’s office Work plan (DGWP)

  •  Support and maintenance of office and office equipments
  • Human resource management for the support of DG
  • Family health advocacy for parliament member, DDC, VDC
  • Administration of staff employed under division of Policy , Planning, and international
    corporation, Health sector reform unit at Ministry of Health and Population