About 4 out of 1,000 adults aged 15 to 49 had human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and the HIV prevalence rate was 0.5%. Malnutrition also remains very high: about 47% of children under 5 are stunted, 15 percent wasted, and 36 percent underweight, although there has been a declining trend for these rates over the past five years, they remain alarmingly high. In spite of these figures, some improvements in health care have been made, most notable is the significant progress in maternal-child health. Overall Nepal’s HDI for health was 0.77 in 2011, ranking Nepal 126 out of 194 countries, up from 0.444 in 1980.

Nepal, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, is a landlocked sovereign nation located in South Asia. With an area of 147,181 square kilometres (56,827 sq mi) and a population of approximately 27 million. Nepal is the world’s 93rd largest country by land mass and the 41st most populous country. It is located in the Himalayas and bordered to the north by the People’s Republic of China, and to the south, east, and west by the Republic of India.

About Nepal

Key Facts

  • Based on 2010 World Health Organization (WHO) data, Nepal ranked 139 in life expectancy in 2010 with the average Nepalese living to 65.8 years.
  • Disease prevalence is higher in Nepal than it is in other South Asian countries, especially in rural areas.
  • According to 2011 census, more than one third (38.17%) of the total households do not have toilet in their houses.
  • Tap/Piped water is the main source of drinking water for 47.78% of the total households. Tube well/hand pump is the main source of drinking water for about 35% of the total households, while spout, uncovered well/kuwa and covered well/kuwa are the main source for 5.74%, 4.71% and 2.45% respectively.
  • Leading diseases and illnesses include diarrhoea, gastrointestinal disorders, goitre, intestinal parasites, leprosy, visceral leishmaniasis and tuberculosis.
  • Over 3 million people in Nepal have no access to clean, safe water.
    The effects are huge.
  • Over 19 million people don’t have access to adequate sanitation in Nepal, nearly two thirds of the population.
  • Over 1,000 Nepal children die each year from diarrhoea caused by unsafe water and poor sanitation.

How we work

We work with local partners to raise awareness of the significance of water and human health by engaging the local communities. Also, cost effective measures are taken to make clean water in easy reach of local masses.

Our Impact

Al Mustafa Welfare Trust started working with local partners in Nepal in 2007.


Water pumps installed

people have access to clean water

Jeevan’s Story

Seven year old Jeevan from Nepal has got access to clean drinking water at his house. Read his testimonial below:

“I’m thankful to Al-Mustafa Welfare Trust for their water pump donation at my house. Before, got used to helping my mother to carry water from the other side of the village every day, which wasn’t even clean. After the installation of this pump I have alot more time on my hands and now I can concentrate on my studies and have recreational time to play cricket
Author's imageJeevan Nepal

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