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Family Welfare Division (FWD), Department of Health Services

Family welfare Division (FWD) is responsible to implement reproductive health and population related activities. These activities aim to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity so as to improve health status and quality of life of population with special focus on poor, marginalized and vulnerable population. Family welfare Division primarily responsible for Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI), Nutrition and Integrated Management of Childhood Illness programme (CBIMCI) and newborn care, Reproductive health care (including safe motherhood and neonatal health) and family planning.

Functions and major responsibilities 

  • Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health (SMNH): Improve maternal and newborn health and manage RH morbidity.
  • Safe Abortion Services (SAS): Ensure availability of SAS to terminate unwanted pregnancies through safe techniques with effective pain management and post-procedure family planning information and services.
  • Family Planning (FP): Expand and sustain adequate quality FP services to communities through the public and private health service network with an aim to reduce fertility, enhance maternal and neonatal health, child survival, and contribute to bringing about a balance in population growth and socio-economic development and quality of life.
  • Adolescent and sexual reproductive health (ASRH): Create a conducive environment in public health facilities for adolescents to access adolescent reproductive health services.
  • Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHV): Support the achievement of national health goals through community involvement in public health activities.
  • Primary health Care Outreach Clinics (PHCORC): Improve access to basic health services, including family planning and safe motherhood, for rural households and other primary health care.
  • Demography and RH research: Estimate annual targets for FHD programmes, conduct and monitor the researches and studies on SMNH, FP, ASRH, SAS, FCHV and PHC-ORC and monitor the service coverage and quality.

Sections

Child Health and Immunization Section

  • Support the Ministry of Health and Population to prepare national policies, strategies, directories, quality standards, and protocols regarding vaccinations and child health.
  • To prepare vaccine and vaccine supplies supply and distribution plan at national level.
  • Necessary assistance in new vaccinations involving regular vaccinations program.
  • Analyzing the vaccine and child health, and to provide technical assistance to national level policy.
  •  National level work on child health according to national policy and strategy.

Maternal and Newborn Health Section

  • To support the Ministry of Health and Population to prepare national policy, strategy, directories, criteria, protocols regarding maternal and Newborn health.
  • To assist in survey / research related to maternal and Newborn Health.
  • To provide technical assistance to the national and regional policy by analyzing maternal and newborn health conditions.
  • Based on national policy, international guidance and territorial needs, to facilitate new programs related to maternal and newborn health
  • To coordinate and implement technological issues with the state, local level and stakeholders.
  • Coordinated and cooperative for implementing national priority programs of Maternal and Newborn.
  • Necessary support to the regional and local level to enhance the quality of services through the expansion of emergency 24-hour service.

Family Planning and Reproductive Health Section

  • To support the Ministry of Health and Population to prepare national policy related policies, strategies, directories, quality standards and protocols.
  •  Helping survey / research related to family planning.
  •  To prepare family planning materials supply and distribution plan at national level.
  • Technical assistance in policy building by analyzing the situation of family planning service at national and regional level.
  • Coordinating and co-ordinating technologies with the state, local level and stakeholders.
  • To coordinate and implement technological issues with the state, local level and stakeholders.

Nutrition Section

  • Helping the Ministry of Health and Population to prepare national policy related to nutrition, strategy, guidelines, criteria, and protocols.
  • Helping nutrition related survey / research work.
  • Multi-regional coordinating for nutrition promotion.
  • Analyzing nutritional status and technical assistance in national and regional policy building.
  • To facilitate the construction and implementation of national level programs related to nutrition.
  • Coordinate and work on technological issues with the state, local level and stakeholders.

Programs

  • Safe Motherhood
  • RH Morbidity 
  • Family Planning 
  • PHC Outreach 
  • ASHR
  • Research and Demography

Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR)


Organization structure 

Contact
Family Welfare Division, Teku, Kathmandu
977-1-4261712
info@fwd.gov.np

Recent Publications

MORE Publications:NATIONAL PLAN, POLICY & GUIDELINES

Information was collected from various documents, reports and government publications. 

Recommended Citation: Public Health Update. Family Welfare Division (FWD), Department of Health Services [Internet]. [cited 2020 Jul 2]. Pokhara. Nepal. Available from: https://www.publichealthupdate.com/family-welfare-division-fwd-department-of-health-services/ 


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