A Report on the Post Disaster Needs Assessment and Recovery Plan of the Health and Population Sector


Executive Summary

Background: In line with the broad framework of the Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) undertaken by the overall leadership of the National Planning Commission, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) conducted a comprehensive assessment for health and population sector, which aimed at collecting and collating information on damage, losses, and post-disaster needs for reconstructing and rebuilding the country with the broader concept of building back better. The work accomplished by the assessment team has provided (i) analysis of the situation before the earthquake, (ii) a thorough assessment of damage and losses incurred following the earthquake and an estimation of the effect of the earthquake on health and population related services; and (iii) identification of needs for recovery and reconstruction in immediate, intermediate and medium terms.