Experts warn Nepal Government not to reduce local Public Health spending

Authors: Simkhada, P., van Teijlingen, E., Simkhada, B., Regmi, P.R., Aryal, N. and Marahatta, S.

Journal: Journal of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences

Volume: 4

Issue: 1

Pages: 1

eISSN: 2382-5510

ISSN: 2091-1041

DOI: 10.3126/jmmihs.v4i1.21131


The health system in Nepal is currently undergoing some very interesting radical reforms. The new Constitution in 2015 brought a complete restructuring of the country’s political system, creating a Federal Republic with seven Provinces. This change involves a significant devolution of power and resources from central to local level in many sectors including the health sector. This editorial warns of the risk of moving away the political focus from Public Health in a centralised political system

Source: Manual