herd logoHealth Research and Social Development Forum (HERD)

HERD is an independent, non-profit NGO established by a group of skilled professionals with considerable experience in health systems and social development.

We aim to promote quality of life of people, especially of women, the poor and excluded, by delivering feasible and effective health service interventions.

As well as being a key partner of COMDIS-HSD, we are also one of the sub-recipients of funding for the TB component of the Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria.

Our objective is to contribute development, implementation and scale up evidence-based and cost-effective interventions in health and social sector. We support government initiatives aimed at poverty reduction in line with the Millennium Development Goals and targets, and have played a pivotal role in drafting the new Urban Healthcare Policy of Nepal.

We are currently working on:

Improving supervision and patient support for drug resistant TB patients in Nepal

Developing a national strategy to deliver essential health care services in urban areas of Nepal

Media workshops on urban health

Developing a behaviour change intervention for tobacco cessation in Nepal

Visit Our projects for the most up-to-date findings in these studies.