Nepal safer motherhood project

The Nepal Safer Motherhood Project worked between 1997 and 2004 with the Family Health Division in ten districts to reduce maternal deaths in Nepal by improving the quality of public maternity services and enabling more women to use such services, by working with local groups. Nepal Safer Motherhood Project also supported the development of national safe motherhood policies and plans by drawing on district experience to inform national policy and by supporting national initiatives, such as legalisation of safe abortion. 

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  • Alison Dembo Rath
    Alison Dembo Rath leads Options’ health systems work, with a particular focus on South Asia. She has over 20 years’ experience in design, management, monitoring and evaluation of health systems development programmes at policy and implementation levels. Building on her early career in nursing in the UK, Alison has particular expertise in delivering quality maternal and newborn health care services. Alison has experience of working across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia, managing DFID-funded maternal health and health sector programmes in India and Nepal.

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