The Ministry of Health is mandated to improve the health of the Nepalese people. It is responsible for
developing policies on, and arranging the provision of, curative services, disease prevention, health
promotion and primary health care. It leads NHSP-2 including the coordination of EDP inputs under a sector
wide approach (SWAp).
The Department of Health Services (DoHS) is responsible for delivering preventive, promotive and curative
health services throughout Nepal.
The Department of Urban Development and Building Construction oversees the procurement and construction of new health facilities based on MoHP’s requirements. It is located within the Ministry of
LGCDP is the Nepalese government programme for developing local governance and funding the delivery of
services through local government. This programme plans to soon adopt the approach taken by MoHP’s
Equity and Access Programme for fostering demand for health services and promoting healthy behaviour
within its social mobilisation activities. LGCDP is implemented by the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local
MoWCSW plays an important role in protecting the interests of, and promoting programmes to benefit
women, children and the socially disadvantaged across Nepal. Its district based women’s development
offices (WDOs) help to address and prevent gender-based violence and directly support survivors who
attend hospital-based one-stop crisis management centres (OCMCs).