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Please cite this paper as: Nunns D. Working with UK-based non-governmental organisations for better reproductive health in Nepal. BJOG 2011;118 (Suppl. 2):93–95.
Over the years, strong health links have developed between Nepal and the UK with the overall aim of helping to achieve Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5. The nature of such health links is varied and ranges from education and training projects to service work, with a focus on direct medical care. The role of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Nepal cannot be underestimated: there are over 5000 NGOs, working in all aspects of Nepali life. Most are not specifically dedicated to maternal, neonatal and reproductive health care, but have developed this area of interest in response to the identified needs in the local communities. The benefits from such health links are immense but, in times of limited funding of projects, it is increasingly important that different agencies work together to maximise the impact of projects.