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Progress in Reducing Inequalities in Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Services in Nepal

Achyut Raj Pandey, Biwesh Ojha, Niraj Shrestha, Jasmine Maskey, Dikshya Sharma, Peter Godwin, Binaya Chalise, Krishna Kumar Aryal


June 18, 2021

The inequalities in the provision of RMNCH services in Nepal have narrowed between 2001 and 2016, with an absolute difference in receipt of services between the wealthiest and the poorest falling from 28 to 8 percentage points, and an absolute difference between the urban and rural residents falling from 21 to 6 percentage points. Among different services, deliveries attended by skilled birth attendants (SBA) has the greatest opportunity for improvement, followed by four antenatal care services.