Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme to Address Equity, Social Determinants, Gender and Human Rights in Nepal
Nepal has shown its commitment to adolescent health through being a signatory to the
International Convention on Population and Development (ICPD) Programme of Action.
Nepal was also involved when the WHO South East Asia Regional Office (SEARO) developed
the Regional Strategy for Adolescent Health and Development in 1996. In 1998 Adolescent
Sexual and Reproductive Health (ASRH) was included in Nepal’s National Reproductive
In 2000 the National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategy was developed by the Family Health Division (FHD) of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP). Following the strategy, in 2007 the implementation guidelines for ASRH were developed, and in 2010 the National Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme was developed by FHD. In addition National Adolescent Friendly Health Services (AFHS) standards and actions was developed as required at the programmatic and facility level.