Kathmandu: The US government has announced a
five-year assistance programme worth USD 15.6 million for
Nepal in a bid to improve its health sector through greater
involvement of private sector in social marketing.
The US Assistance for International Development (USAID)
programme will help the government of Nepal to expand the
depth, reach and impact of private sector in social marketing
by providing low-cost supply of maternal child health, family
planning and HIV prevention products and services, an American
embassy statement said.
"The Healthy Homes programme (of USAID) is designed so
that focus remains on the most vulnerable populations living
in the more remote areas of Nepal," Kevin A Rushing, Mission
Director of USAID/Nepal, said.
It is also reflective of "our commitment to mobilise the
ideas, efforts and resources of the private sector by forging
alliances to address critical issues, including those in the