Nepal–WHO Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) 2018–2022

The Country Cooperation Strategy (CCS) that provides a country-specific medium-term strategic vision for the World Health Organization’s cooperation with Member States, and outlines the collaborative agenda between the government and the Organization. This strategy is the third of its kind and builds on the lessons learnt from past performance. The strategy serves as a roadmap to drive the collaborative work between WHO and the Government of Nepal, and also involve other health sector stakeholders. This new CCS comes on the start of a federalization process in Nepal, and takes into account that WHO Nepal will have to adapt, not just to newly emerging health issues but also to a changed country context. The strategy builds on existing national health sector policies, strategies and plans, and takes into account the impact of and the ongoing federalization process. Moreover, WHO's Thirteenth General Programme of Work (GPW), the WHO Regional Flagship Priorities, and health-related SDG targets were also considered carefully when drafting the document. The strategy is result of an iterative consultation process with Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and its departments, concerned professional councils, health related external development partners (EDPs), as well as WHO teams at Regional Office and Headquarters.

The strategy was launched on 2 May 2018 jointly by Hon’ble State Minister for Health and Population Ms Padma Aryal, Secretary Ministry of Health and Population Dr Pushpa Chaudhary, WHO Assistant Director-General Dr Ren Minghui and WHO Representative to Nepal Dr Jos Vandelaer in the presence of all key stakeholders.

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