नेपाल सरकार - स्वास्थ्य तथा जनसंख्या मन्त्रालय
(+९७७) ०१ ४२६२५४३, ४२६२८०२, ४२६२६९६, ४२६७३७६

परिवार स्वास्थ्य महाशाखा

Family Health Division

Family Health Division (FHD) is responsible for implementing reproductive, maternal health and population related activities. It aims to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality and morbidity so as to improve the population’s health status and quality of life, with a special focus on poor, marginalized and vulnerable populations. FHD also focuses on coverage, quality and contemporary improvement in the services to support achieving universal health coverage.

Family Health Division also supports the districts for the implementation of demand side financing schemes mainly on safe motherhood, New Born Care, family planning and RH morbidity management areas. Regular improvement in standards and quality of maternal and new born health services is also the concern of FHD. Following table summarizes different programme components of FHD. These programme components are directly linked to some of goal level indicators of the NHSS such as maternal, infant and child mortalities, and fertility rate. Its scope also lies on Family Planning and ASRH programs addresses improving quality of life that support other development agenda including Gender Equity and Social Inclusion (GESI) and GBV and multi sector approach for development.

Programme Components of Family Health Division

Programme Components

Key functions


Safe Motherhood and Newborn Health (SMNH)

Reduce maternal and neonatal mortality by addressing complications of pregnancy and childbirth for all women, including the poor and excluded


Safe Abortion Services (SAS)

Ensure the availability of SAS to terminate unwanted pregnancies through appropriate technology, post-procedure FP information and services, pain management, management of complication and strengthen referral system


Family Planning (FP)

The program contributes to ensure the reprodutive right through helping the individuals and couples to regulate their fertility.

Expand equitable access and utilization of high quality FP services, strengthening public and private sector health system and social franchising approach, increase availability of modern FP methods to enable couples and individuals to exercise informed choice through FP counselling and satisfy the demand for FP and attain the desired family size, have healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy and infertility managment.


Adolescent and sexual reproductive health (ASRH)

Create a conducive environment in public health facilities for adolescents to access adolescent reproductive health services


Primary Health Care Outreach Clinics

Improve access to basic health services, including FP and safe motherhood, for rural households


Demography and Reproductive Health Research

Estimate annual targets for FHD programmes, conduct and monitor research and studies on SMNH, FP, ASRH, SAS, FCHV, GBV, RH Morbidity and PHC-ORC



Strengthen institutional capacity on health response to GBV victims/survivors to ensure quality service services including multi-sectoral coordination and support for legal aid support, protection, safe homes, psychosocial counselling, referral and rehabilitation.


RH Morbidity

Ensure access to and use of quality services for RH Morbidities, including Pelvic Organ prolapse, Obstetric Fistula and Cervical cancer through identification and management (conservative and surgical).



The Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) program aims to support national health goal through mobilization of community in public health activities. The specific objectives of FCHV programme includes improving knowledge and skills for empowerment of women, increasing awareness on health related issues and involvement of local institutions in promoting health care.