Home Fact Sheet The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Nepal

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) provides guidance to three departments; Department of Health Services, Department of Drug Administration (DDA), Department of Ayurveda and Alternative Medicine (DoAA), different councils, central hospitals as well as provincial- and local-level governments to deliver promotional, preventive, diagnostic, curative, and palliative health care services and carries out related policy, planning, human resource, financial management and monitoring and evaluation functions.

Organogram and Reporting Mechanism of Nepalese Health System in Federal Context

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) is responsible for overall policy formulation, planning, organisation and coordination of the health sector at national, province, district and community levels. Constitution of Nepal 2015 has clearly mentioned health as fundamental right of the citizen. Article 35 of this constitution further elaborates provision of free health care, information about health care, equal access to health care and access to clean drinking water and sanitation. Constitution also emphasizes right to information on any matter of his or her interest or public interest to every citizen. So, implementation of constitution and provide technical support to the Government of Nepal and lead to implement Government’s decision and policies is the major responsibility of MoHP. 

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Organogram of Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Nepal (Source DoHS Annual Report)

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The goal of MoHP is to improve the health status of all people living in the country through :

  • Effective and efficient policy formulation.
  • Resource mobilization
  • Monitoring and Regulation of delivery of health services by different health institutions.

Roles and Responsibilities: Functions of Ministry of Health and Population

  • Health Policy, Planning & Implementation.
  • Research, Planning & Development of Public Sector Health Services
  • Research and Development of Preventive, Promotive, Curative, and Rehabilitative services associated with Allopathy, Ayurveda, Homeopathy & Unani System of Medicine
  • Health Trainings
  • Non- Governmental Organizations associated with health services.
  • Research, Production, Quality Control, Price Control and Sales & Distribution of drugs and control of narcotic drugs and control in sales & distribution, import, export & use of unsafe & poor quality drugs.
  • Contact with International Health Organizations and International/ Regional Conferences, Workshops, Seminars etc.
  • Family Planning & Maternal and Child Health & Population Planning
  • Environmental Health Programme
  • Health & Nutrition Education
  • Medical and Health Councils, Academics & other Health Institutions.
  • Nepal Health Services Act- Recruitment, appointment, transfer, disciplinary actions and other related activities.
  • Population Policy, Planning, Programming and Implementation.
  • Population Studies and Research, Surveys, Trainings and National/ International Seminars & Conventions
  • Population related National & International Contact and Co-ordination
  • Population related document publications and dissemination
  • Migration Policy, Planning, Programming and Implementation
  • Regular and Periodical review and Monitoring of population programmes implemented by Governmental and Non Governmental Organizations.
  • Population related Manpower.

In newly restructured MoHP organogram, it has five divisions:

  • Policy, Planning & Monitoring Division
  • Health Coordination Division
  • Quality Assurance & Regulation Division
  • Population Management Division and
  • Administration Division.

Unit: Health Emergency and Disaster Management Unit 


The six professional councils:

  • Nepal Medical Council
  • Nepal Nursing Council
  • Nepal Ayurvedic Medical Council
  • Nepal Health Professional Council
  • Nepal Pharmacy Council and
  • Nepal Health Research Council


Central Hospitals

  • Bir Hospital
  • Kanti Children Hospital
  • Mental Hospital
  • Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital
  • Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital
  • Nardevi Ayurvedic Central Hospital
  • Pashupati Homeopathic Centre
  • Updating…

For updated information, please visit official website of MoHP


Information was collected from various documents, reports and government publications. 

Recommended Citation: Public Health Update. The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Nepal [Internet]. [cited 2020 Jul 1]. Pokhara. Nepal. Available from: https://www.publichealthupdate.com/the-ministry-of-health-and-population-mohp-nepal/ 

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