Dhulikhel Hospital follows the principles of social equity and gives high priority to community-based activities. Within the span of 21 years, it has set an example of noteworthy progress in health services and health sciences education that can be achieved in rural areas of Nepal.
The health services system of Nepal faces myriads of challenges. The Department of Community Programs and Public Health attempts to address the health issues in different rural areas in Nepal through a holistic approach, quality service delivery, rational community-based methods, innovative public health interventions, and
effective partnership programs. These are enhanced by proper monitoring, evaluation, and quality control measures. All the departments and academic programs of the institute are involved in the community programs in their respective ways. Hence, the department also acts as a coordinating unit for all such programs.
• To be a centre of excellence for innovative and holistic approaches to community based health care and community development in developing countries.
• To be a world-class centre for study and research on community-based health care and community development in developing countries.
To coordinate, collaborate and mobilize institutional, national and international expertise and resources for creating a unique institution that will play a significant role in generating new ideas, information, and approaches to health care and community development that will be relevant and useful in local as well as global contexts.
To improve the health status of people through quality health care services.
The multidimensional nature of health demands a holistic approach in order to address the health problems and issues in the community which will help to uplift the health status of the people. Realizing these needs, the department was initiated and has been working holistically to improve the health status of people in various rural areas of Nepal. The department has been extended its services to remote areas of Nepal through its 18 health centres located in different parts of the country including Kavrepalanchowk, Solukhumbhu, Sindhupalanchowk districts naming the few.
Quality service delivery, rational community-based methodology, innovative public health intervention, and effective partnership programs strengthened by proper monitoring, evaluation, and quality assurance make our outreach programs strong, sustainable, and efficient.