World Health Organisation (WHO)

The World Health Organization (WHO) is a specialized agency of the United Nations System, with its headquarter in Geneva, Switzerland. WHO has six regional offices, covering different regions of the world. The South East Asia Regional Office, located in New Delhi, India, covers eleven countries including Nepal. WHO Country Office in Nepal is headed by the WHO Representative, with total staff strength of 119; out of which 5 are international professionals with experience and expertise in specific fields, one administrative officers, 10 national professional officers with specific expertise and responsibilities, plus general support staffs supporting the technical units. In addition to above, there are 15 surveillance Medical officers involved in providing technical support to Government of Nepal’s Vaccine Preventable Disease (VPD) surveillance through 11 sites located throughout the country.
The objective of WHO is the attainment by all people of the highest possible level of health in the sense that “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”, as enshrined in the WHO Constitution as one of the basic principles. WHO provides technical support to address the country’s priority health issues within the purview of WHO core functions which relate to engaging and partnerships, shaping the research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating policy options, catalyzing change and assessing health needs. We provide support mostly in policy planning and program development; human resources development; prevention and control of major communicable diseases, polio eradication, leprosy elimination; health promotion; healthy environment; and health technology and pharmaceuticals.

WHO Nepal
United Nations House
Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Kathmandu
Post Box No. 108
Tel No: (977-1)-5523200, 5523993
Fax No: (977-1)-5527756