About Nepal Public Health Foundation

Nepal confronts with triple burden of diseases, malnutrition, and a weak health system as the major threat to nation's health as well as a formidable barrier to meeting Millennium Development Goal. While communicable diseases are still an important cause of preventable deaths, the chronic non-communicable diseases have emerged as major killers. Injuries and disasters, along with emerging and reemerging diseases associated with the change in environment, constitute the third category in the burden of diseases.

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A functioning district health system is  a must for the effective and efficient delivery of district health services at the community level. Even in a normal situation, it demands a continuous effort of all the stakeholders. In challenging situation like the post-disaster recovery and reconstruction, it calls for an enormous effort coupled with imagination and innovation.

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