National Safe Motherhood Plan was developed by a group of people with expertise and involvement in SM field to develop a SM plan for the period 2002- 2017. This plan is mainly based on the above-mentioned facts,
however it is a more comprehensive document since it draws from the Second Long Term Health Plan as well. This plan gives a long-term vision of where Nepal wants to be in the next 15 years.
This plan gave high priority to safe motherhood issues in particular as safe
motherhood is a core component of Reproductive Health aimed at reducing Nepal’s unacceptably high maternal mortality.
The plan also tries to draw a balance between the supply and demand of services. For example on the demand side, the social and individual factors influence pregnancy status and the demand for services. Use of appropriate services that are supplied
will result in reduced maternal and perinatal mortality and morbidity and improve health for the woman and her new born.
Overall Goal of Plan
The overall goal of National Safe Motherhood plan 2002-2017 is to improve maternal and neonatal health status.
• Sustained increase in utilization of quality maternal health service
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