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May 22, 2024

Nepal Health Sector Simulation Exercise

Nepal Health Sector Simulation Exercise

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January 31, 2024

राष्ट्रिय एम्बुलेन्स निर्देशिका २०७८ संसोधन सम्बन्धमा सूचना

राष्ट्रिय एम्बुलेन्स निर्देशिका २०७८ संसोधन

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January 20, 2024

GoN-WHO Emergency Care System Strengthening Project in Nepal

Global Emergency and Trauma Care Initiative - GETI

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January 09, 2024

Press Release COVID-19

Press Release COVID-19 new variant

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November 14, 2023

Jajarkot Earthquake update

Jajarkot Earthquake update

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November 05, 2023

Jajarkot Earthquake update

Jajarkot Earthquake update

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welcome to HEOC

The Health Emergency Operation Center (HEOC) in Nepal plays a crucial role in coordinating and managing the response to various disasters and public health emergencies. Established in 2014 with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO), the HEOC operates as the secretariat of the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) during any public health emergencies or disasters.

During the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal in 2015, the HEOC was immediately activated, aiding in the streamlined efforts at the central level. Since then, the HEOC has been the main coordinating center for the health sector's response during subsequent events such as floods, landslides, windstorms, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to its role in response coordination, the HEOC is responsible for preparedness and readiness activities. It facilitates the establishment and strengthening of hub and satellite hospitals networks, the formation and orientation of Emergency Medical Deployment Teams (EMDTs), stockpiling of emergency medical logistics, and the conduction of Emergency Care System Assessments. These activities, conducted as part of disaster recovery interventions, have helped strengthen Nepal's health security.

Recognizing the need for decentralized coordination, Provincial Health Emergency Operation Centers (PHEOCs) have been established in all seven provinces of Nepal. These PHEOCs have played a vital role in coordinating and supporting the response during various disasters, including the ongoing COVID-19 response.

To further enhance Nepal's capacity to mitigate disaster risks and respond effectively to public health emergencies, it is necessary to develop, strengthen, and maintain the country's readiness. This includes ongoing efforts to improve coordination mechanisms, invest in infrastructure and resources, and ensure preparedness at both the central and provincial levels. By optimizing the use of available resources and adopting a coordinated approach, Nepal can enhance its ability to effectively respond to health emergencies and protect the well-being of its population.

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Message From Chief, HEDMU/HEOC

Chief, HEDMU/HEOC

"A warm welcome to our website! I am delighted to extend my sincere greeting to all our visitors. It is a privilege to have you here, exploring the digital space of the Health Emergency Operations Center (HEOC). HEOC serve as the coordination center for organizing and managing information and resources related to emergency response and is the command center of the Ministry of Health and Population-Incident Command System (MoHP-ICS). In addition to response activities, the HEOC also oversees preparedness and readiness activities at community, pre-hospital, hospital, and post-hospital level, such as development of plans and procedures along with intra- and inter-ministry coordination. It also coordinates with provinces and local level and other relevant stakeholders like health partners, donors, and humanitarian agencies. It further supports the strengthening of the network of hub and satellite hospitals, the Emergency Medical Teams (EMTs), emergency medical supplies, and Emergency Care System, and conduction of orientation, workshops, and trainings, among other things. Many of these activities have been carried out as part of MoHP’s disaster recovery efforts, contributing significantly to bolster our country’s health security. Nevertheless, we are committed to further developing, reinforcing, and sustaining our capacity to mitigate disaster risks, enhance readiness, and respond promptly and effectively to public health emergencies. In times of health crises or disasters, the timely and thorough collection, compilation, analysis, and synthesis of critical situational and operational information, along with the creation of relevant informational resources, are essential for decision support, policy planning, and the development of operational concepts. Our dedicated team of professionals work tirelessly to achieve outstanding results and surpass expectations. Through this website, our goal is to offer integrated and harmonized information. We encourage you to explore the various sections of our site, peruse our information, and don't hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or wish to discuss potential opportunities. Your feedback is highly valued, and we continuously strive to enhance our efforts on health security. Thank you for visiting!"

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Health Emergency as a cycle

Health emergencies can be understood as a cycle that involves different stages, from preparedness to response and recovery. Understanding this cycle can help governments, organizations, and individuals to plan and respond to health emergencies effectively.

Guidelines & Publications

Developing response plans, standard operating procedures, and protocols in collaboration with relevant stakeholders to ensure readiness for health emergencies.

Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan 2081

June 16, 2024

Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan 2081

Monsoon Preparedness and Response Plan 2081

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Intra-Action Review (IAR) - Nepal

May 29, 2024

Intra-Action Review (IAR) - Nepal

Intra-Action Review (IAR) - Nepal

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GoN-WHO Emergency Care System Strengthening Project

January 18, 2024

GoN-WHO Emergency Care System Strengthening Project

GoN-WHO Emergency Care System Strengthening Project

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CAPTURA Country Report: Nepal

August 11, 2023

CAPTURA Country Report: Nepal

CAPTURA Country Report: Nepal

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information portal

Collecting, organizing, and analyzing data related to the health emergency to inform decision-making and improve response strategies.

PHEOCs

provincial health emergency operation centers (PHEOCs)

Ambulance Nepal

emergency medical services to people in need

Disaster Knowledge

information and knowledge on disaster risk reduction

Health Cluster

partners- technical, operational & coordination surge capacities

event calendar

Providing timely and accurate information to the public, media, and stakeholders about the health emergency, preventive measures, and response efforts.

Latest event list

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Health cluster partners

Health Cluster Partners refer to organizations, agencies, institutions, and entities that collaborate within the framework of a Health Cluster. Health Clusters are coordination mechanisms established during humanitarian emergencies to ensure a coordinated and effective response to health needs.

quick links

provide convenient and rapid access to specific content or features