Social health protection in Nepal: State of play and recommendations towards universal extension of coverage

The report provides recommendations for universal extension of social health protection coverage.

This report was developed by the ILO in the framework of development cooperation projects, including the Social Protection and Public Finance Management funded by the European Union. This report was coordinated by the ILO Office for Nepal and benefited from the technical inputs provided by the relevant agencies responsible for social health protection in Nepal, in particular the Ministry of Health and Population, the Health Insurance Board, the Social Security Fund, as well as development partners working in this field, and finally the Social Protection Department of the ILO. The report was consolidated by a team including (in alphabetical order): Suravi Bhandary (ILO), André Bongestabs (ILO), Aurore Iradukunda (ILO), Jose Francisco Pacheco Jiménez (consultant), Suman Sapkota (consultant), and Lou Tessier (ILO).