Health Care Expenditure
In 2002, government funding for health matters was approximately US$2.30 per person. Approximately 70% of health expenditures came from out-of-pocket contributions. Government allocation for health care was around 5.8% of the budget for 2009. In 2012, the Nepalese government decided to launch a pilot program on universal health insurance in five districts of the country.
Health System Organization
• Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
• Director General Health Services
• Regional Directorates (5)
• Districts (75)
• 180 Primary Health Centers
• 711 Health Posts
• 3179 Sub Health Posts
Financing Health Care in Nepal
• Foreign Donor Expenditure as % of total: 62 %
• Main foreign donors include: WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, World Bank, GTZ, DFID, USAID, JICA, SDC.
• There is a huge gap between the amount of funds committed to Nepal healthcare and the amount of funds that are able to absorbed and actually end up providing healthcare services.
– i.e. U.K. donated 5 million dollars a year for 5 years to battle HIV/AIDS
• Government Expenditure as % of total: 23.5 % (2000)
• Nepal has 10 medical schools
• About 500 new doctors graduate each year
• Post graduate education is popular in the UK and Pakistan
• 70% of faculty from abroad (mostly India)
Source: American Nepal Medical Foundation http://www.anmf.net/overview.htm accessed 4 June 2006