Established in 1959, the Family Planning Association of Nepal (FPAN), a member association of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), a major partner of the Government of Nepal’s national family planning program, contributing larger number of all FP services in Nepal annually, is Nepal’s first national sexual and reproductive health service delivery and advocacy organization. FPAN works across 37 districts to provide critical health services to poor, marginalized, socially excluded, and underserved (PMSEU) communities, including sex workers, people living with HIV (PLHIV), LGBTI people, injecting drug users, men who have sex with men, migrant workers, and survivors of gender-based violence (GBV).
FPAN’s success lies in its robust and varied network of service delivery points and its expertly trained staff and volunteers who deliver services in areas where services otherwise would not be available. FPAN offers an Integrated Package of Essential Services (IPES) that includes comprehensive counseling; family planning and sexual health services; safe abortion services; HIV and AIDS and other sexually-transmitted infection (STI) services; gynecological, prenatal, and post-natal care; and GBV care.
As a member of the Reproductive Health Coordination Committee of the Department of Health Services, FPAN provides SRH technical leadership by promoting and advocating for the sexual and reproductive rights of all people. FPAN is also a member of the subcommittees on Adolescent Health, Safe Abortion, Safe Motherhood, and RH FP Logistics and services as the chair of the Non-governmental Organization Coordination Council (NGOCC), a group of 30+ national NGOs and international NGOs working in the area of reproductive health and family planning.