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[Correspondence] Sustaining progress in maternal and child health in Nepal

Nepal has made substantial progress in reducing maternal and child mortality since 1990.1 With limited resources, the Nepal Government has strived to maintain health services, until the country was hit by a 7·9 Richter scale earthquake on April 25, 2015, followed by another 7·4 Richter scale quake within 3 weeks. The resulting damages are massive, with 600 000 people displaced, 750 000 houses destroyed, 8600 deaths, and 17 000 people injured.2 The economic cost is estimated to be US$5–10 billion.