About Us - Nepal Safer Motherhood Project (NSMP)
The Nepal Safer Motherhood Project (NSMP) is the largest and
longest running project in the National Safe Motherhood Programme
of His Majesty's Government of Nepal (HMGN). It is based in HMGN's
Family Health Division and employs a team of over 20 professionals,
with support from Options
Consultancy Services, the managing agent.
The project aims to bring about a sustained increase in the
use of quality midwifery and essential
obstetric care (EOC) (link to definitions page). To do this,
NSMP (Nepal Safer Motherhood Project) is active in three inter-related
funded by the Department
for International Development (DFID) with a budget of £5.8
million (over a 7 year period) and will run to late 2004.
The project began in 1997 and is now in its second phase. During
its inception period, a management unit was established and a
participatory needs assessment carried out. Phase 1 began in
1998, with implementation in three districts and a formal evaluation in
mid-2000. The present programme, Phase 2, is an expanded and
modified version of Phase 1. It works in 10 districts, covering
15% of Nepal's population, and will run until mid-2004.