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Province Health Directorate (HD) is the major technical and administrative unit of health in the province. Health Directorate ensures proper delivery of promotive, preventive and curative health services through different health institutions in the province.

Tasks of HD

  1. To determine requirement of manpower for health institutions in the province.
  2. To ensure supply of drugs, equipment, instruments and other materials at different health institutions in the province.
  3. To ensure effective implementation of public health programs in the province.
  4. To manage the immediate solution of problems arising from natural disasters and epidemics in the province at different levels.
  5. To foster coordination with external development partners for effective delivery of resources and health services in the province.

Organization Structure (organogram of Province Health Directorate)

  • Policy, Monitoring and Regulation Section
  • Curative Service and Disease Control Section
  • Ayurveda and other Curative Section
  • Health Education, Information and Communication Section
  • Nursing Service Management Section
  • Program, Coordination and Population Management Section
  • Administration Section

Primarily responsible for: Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), Province Government
Direct Supervision: Provincial Health Offices, Public Health Service Offices

List of Province Health Directorates in Nepal

  • Provincial Health Directorate, Province No. 1
  • Provincial Health Directorate, Province No. 2
  • Provincial Health Directorate, Bagmati Province
  • Provincial Health Directorate, Gandaki Pradesh
  • Provincial Health Directorate, Province No. 5
  • Provincial Health Directorate, Karnali Pradesh
  • Provincial Health Directorate, Sudurpaschim Pradesh

Please contact respective Province Health Directorate for updated information.

Term of Reference

The Province Health Directorate is responsible for following  functions;

Previous structure: Regional Health Directorate

  • Eastern Regional Health Directorate
  • Central Regional Health Directorate
  • Western Regional Health Directorate
  • Mid Western Regional Health Directorate
  • Far Western Regional Health Directorate


  • Monitoring of district level services
  • Coordination of other health care providers through mechanisms such as regional networks
  • Support to public health camps
  • Organisation of health emergency-related activities (such as disasters and epidemics)
  • Limited involvement in staff transfers (up to Grade 6 between districts within the region) and staff appraisal processes
  • Capacity enhancement of districts through mechanisms such as NHSSP.
  • Approval of small private nursing homes/hospitals with a capacity of less than 50 beds.

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