The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is the main organisation responsible for training health professionals in
Nepal. Its seven campuses and 16 affiliated campuses provide more than 25 courses ranging from
proficiency certificate level to postgraduate degrees in medicine, public health, paramedics, nursing and
traditional medicine. The IoM also plays an important role in medical research.
NHRC is the government body responsible for overseeing the carrying out of health related research in
The Nepal Medical Council (NMC) is the professional organisation for Nepalese doctors. It is responsible
for registering doctors and teaching institutes, for regulating the conduct of doctors and teaching
institutes and for representing the interests of doctors.
The Nepal Nursing Council (NNC) is the professional organisation for Nepalese nurses. It is responsible for
registering nurses and teaching institutes, for regulating the conduct of nurses and teaching institutes and
for representing the interests of the nursing profession.
NESOG is the professional organisation of Nepalese obstetricians and gynaecologists
The Safe Motherhood Network Federation Nepal is the professional organisation of a non-profit
organisation founded in 1996 to address maternal mortality and neo-natal health. SMNF-Nepal has
members in 71 districts with more than 675 organisations under its umbrella.