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Nepal Government Health Organisations

The Ministry of Health and Population has the overall responsibility for the development of Nepal’s health sector while the Department of Health Services is responsible for health service delivery. This page also features the government agency that oversees the carrying out of health research in Nepal.


Ministry of Health and PopulationThe Ministry of Health and Population is the Nepalese government agency with the overall responsibility for the development of Nepal’s health sector. The Ministry is responsible for formulating policies for the effective delivery of curative services, disease prevention, health promotion and the establishment of a primary health care system. MoHP is located at Ram Shah Path in central Kathmandu.

Department of Health ServicesThe Department of Health Services (DoHS) delivers preventive, promotive and curative health services throughout Nepal. It is responsible for managing the countries network of hospitals and health facilities.

The Child Health Divison, the Family Health Division, the Management Division, the Logistics Management Division, the Primary Health Care Revitalisation Division, the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division, the Leprosy Control Division, the National Centre for AIDS and STD Control, the National Tuberculosis Centre, the National Health Training Centre and the National Health Education, Information and Communication Centre all come under DoHS.

DoHS’s head office is located in Teku, Kathmandu

Nepal Health Research CouncilThe Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) promotes and oversees the carrying out of health research in Nepal. All persons and organisations wishing to carry out health-related research in Nepal need to get permission from NHRC as explained here.

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