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NFHP Districts Map


Map of NFHP program districts across the five development zones of Nepal. Kathmandu is the central office. Hetauda and Nepalgunj are the regional offices. Twenty-two districts are supported as core program districts (CPD). The CPD are: Kanchanpur, Jumla, Kalikot, Dailekh, Surkhet, Salyan, Rolpa, Mugu, Bajhang, Banke, Dang, Pyuthan, Parsa, Bara, Rautahat, Sarlahi, Sindhuli, Mahottari, Dhanusha, Siraha, Morang, and Jhapa.

Twenty-two districts are supported as core program districts (CPDs), accounting for 37% of the population of Nepal (see map). CPDs fall into two geographic clusters, each supported by a field office. One cluster is in the central/eastern terai, where we are building on inputs provided during NFHP I; the other cluster is in mid-west and far-western regions, consisting mainly of hill and mountain districts, most of which were not covered under NFHP I. Of the 22 CPDs, 13 are considered low Human Development Index districts (UNDP 2004), i.e., among the bottom one-third in the country, and six are considered intermediate. Intensive support is provided in the field, through two field offices as well as the full-time presence of NFHP II staff based in District (Public) Health Offices.