NHSSP works to enhance government capacity to achieve the NHSP-2 objectives which are to: Increase access to and utilisation of quality essential health care services, reduce cultural and economic barriers to accessing health care services and harmful cultural practices and Improve health systems to achieve universal coverage of essential health care services.
Enhancing capacity is defined as changes in organisational
behaviour, skills and relationships that lead to the improved abilities
of organisations and groups to carry out functions and achieve desired
The concept behind providing technical assistance is to strengthen
Nepal’s health system by building sustainable local capacity to deliver
essential services and improve governance and leadership.
It also includes improving the effectiveness of aid to the health
sector. Long term technical assistance is provided in key strategic
areas, supported by short term technical assistance, as needed.
The technical assistance is placed in the Ministry of Health and
Population and the Department of Health Services.