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Women walking to birthing center. © 2014 Jessica Fehringer/Data for Impact


D4I improves newborn health, nutrition, and family planning in Nepal. This work includes assessing which newborns are receiving chlorohexidine care for umbilical cord infection prevention as well as improving the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy Monitoring and Learning Plan through primary data collection, secondary data analysis, and developing assessment instruments.

D4I also supported locally led research in Nepal through the Small Grants Program. The Central Institute of Science and Technology (CiST) College received a D4I small research grant to examine the impact of COVID-19 on family planning commodities procurement, supplies, and service delivery at all levels in Gandaki Province.   

Small Research Grants Program
D4I funded four research teams in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Nigeria with small grants and provided ongoing technical assistance in primary and secondary data collection, data analysis, and data dissemination. Results from these studies were disseminated directly to stakeholders where the research can inform and influence policies and programs.
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Chlorohexidine Umbilical Cord Care Study
D4I is using Demographic and Health Survey data to assess umbilical cord care in Nepal and Bangladesh to explore coverage of chlorohexidine and factors associated with use as a method of sanitary cord care. The study will inform scale-up of the intervention and reach more newborns.
Assessment of the USAID Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy
D4I has conducted a second assessment for the Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Strategy in Nepal including a revised methodology to provide more in-depth information about achieving strategic objectives and intermediate results.
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