Wall Painting – Maternal Neonatal Health Messages

The Nepal Family Health Program (NFHP-I) was a six-year (2002-2007) bilateral activity of United States Agency for International Development, Nepal (USAID/N) with the Government of Nepal. Its overall goal was to support the Government’s long-term goal of reducing fertility and under-five mortality within the context of the National Health Policy and Second Long-Term Health Plan 1997-2017.

Under the Safe Motherhood program, Maternal Neonatal Health (MNH) messages focusing on birth preparedness were also reinforced through wall paintings at 60 sub-health posts, health posts and busy public places of Banke and Kanchanpur districts. The walls were painted by local artists. Monitoring shows that wall painting was very cost effective and popular in rural settings where literacy rate was low.

Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health/ Center for Communication Programs

Date of Publication: March 25, 2019