An Investigation into the Impact of Decentralization on the Health System of Nepal

Authors

  • S. Rushton The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • S. Pandey The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • E. van Teijlingen Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • M. Subedi School of Public Health, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Nepal
  • J. Balen The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • J. Karki The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
  • P. Simkhada University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jmmihs.v7i1.43146

Keywords:

Health System, Decentralisation, Nepal

Abstract

This paper introduces our international research project ‘The impact of federalisation on Nepal's health system: a longitudinal analysis’, which is examining the effects of changing Nepal’s constitution towards a federal republic on its health system. After a short overview of recent changes in the constitution of Nepal, which in turn affects the organisation of the nation’s health system, we offer a short theoretical introduction on the decentralisation of health systems. We briefly outline the WHO (World Health Organization) Health System Building Blocks and some of the issues for policy and practice that have arisen in other countries where similar major system-wide reforms have been implemented. After this, we outline the key research questions and research methods of our study, which involves an international and interdisciplinary team of researchers from Nepal and the UK and will be conducted over a period of three years, from 2020 to 2023.

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Author Biographies

S. Rushton, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

E. van Teijlingen, Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

CMMPH, Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, UK

J. Balen, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Kathmandu, Nepal

J. Karki, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK

University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK

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Published

2021-12-01

How to Cite

Rushton, S., Pandey, S., van Teijlingen, E., Subedi, M., Balen, J., Karki, J., & Simkhada, P. (2021). An Investigation into the Impact of Decentralization on the Health System of Nepal. Journal of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, 7(1), 3–14. https://doi.org/10.3126/jmmihs.v7i1.43146

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