KATHMANDU, Oct 23: Expressing its gratitude toward the notable progress made by Nepal in achieving the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) goals, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has pledged support to Nepal in meeting the strategic vision of achieving three zeros by 2030. The strategic vision of three zeros include zero unmet need for contraception and family planning, zero preventable maternal deaths, and zero gender-based violence and harmful practices.
DAILEKH, Aug 10: New mothers of Mahabu Rural Municipality, Dailekh, have been deprived of maternity allowances since the last nine months although the rural municipality had announced to provide the allowance.
Aug 2: New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern returned to work on Thursday just six weeks after delivering her first child. She was the first premier in the nation’s history to take maternity leave while in office.
NEPALGUNJ, Jan 31: Kamala Budhathoki of Chhatarpur delivered a baby on December 17 last year at Bheri Zonal Hospital. A nursing mother is offered Rs 500 as transportation charge and Rs 400 for regular Ante Natal Checkup (ANC) under the Safe Motherhood Program. This allowance was introduced to encourage women for health checkups with the aim of reducing maternal and infant mortality rate. But Budhathoki only received transportation charge from the hospital.
POKHARA, Sept 10: Health Minister Gagan Thapa has instructed the health workers to work in a way to provide treatment service to the needy people visiting government health facilities in a result-oriented manner.