Maternal Healthcare Issues during COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal


  • Bibek Giri Graduate school of Hoseo University, Seoul, Republic of South Korea
  • Ashesh Malla Thakuri Department of Community Medicine and Public Health, Chitwan Medical College, Tribhuwan University, Chitwan, Nepal
  • Manisha Manisha Gharti Magar Department of Global Health and Development, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea


COVID-19, pandemic, maternal healthcare, pregnant women, Nepal


The COVID-19 pandemic has affected the healthcare system worldwide, and maternal healthcare was no exception. Nepal, a low-income country with a high maternal mortality rate, faces unique challenges in providing adequate maternal healthcare during the pandemic. The pandemic has resulted in decreased access to maternal healthcare services, with pregnant women facing barriers to accessing antenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care. The pandemic has also exacerbated existing inequalities, with marginalized groups and rural communities being disproportionately affected. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for Nepal to prioritize maternal healthcare, particularly in the context of a public health crisis. This article presents the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on maternal healthcare in Nepal, focusing on the challenges faced by pregnant women.