Sectoral Perspectives on Gender and Social Inclusion: Health

Publication | December 2012

The health sector has made immense efforts to improve the health outcomes of Nepal’s citizens, and has responded positively to the mandates of inclusion though its pro-poor and pro-women programs.

This publication assesses the current situation of gender equality and social inclusion in Nepal’s health sector. It identifies the barriers faced by women, the poor and the excluded in accessing health services; considers the policy, legislative, and social barriers constraining these groups’ access; and analyzes how the various policies, processes and programs have worked to address them.

It also provides practical guidance on how to improve existing responses and take further action to ensure more equitable access to health services and benefits for women, the poor, and the excluded.


  • Preface
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction and Overview
  • Gender Equality and Social Inclusion - Making it Happen in Health
  • Checklist for Mainstreaming Gender Equality and Social Inclusion
  • Annexes

Additional Details

  • Gender
  • Health
  • Health insurance and subsidized health programs
  • Maternal and child health
  • Social development and protection
  • Nepal
  • 978-9937-2-4241-7 (print)


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