Patan Academy of Health Sciences

The Patan Academy of Health Sciences is a public not-for-profit tertiary academic institution dedicated to improving Nepal’s rural health by training health workers for rural Nepal.

As whole Nepal grieving on the devastation of the earthquake disaster, Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) has established “Patan Hospital Earthquake Disaster Relief Fund” to aid the humanitarian causalities caused by the earthquake that hit Nepal. Thus all kind-hearted people who wish to make financial donation in the fund may deposit to the following bank account with your information to the finance department of the academy.

For Donors in Nepal:

Bank Name: Laxmi Bank Limited

Account Name: Patan Hospital

Bank Account No.: 01-811000242

Bank Branch: Lagankhel, Lalitpur

For Donors out of Nepal:

Bank Name: Nabil Bank Limited

Account Name: Patan Academy of Health Sciences

Bank Account No.: 0203217500593


Bank Branch: Kupondol, Lalitpur

Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world, and the health care available to many Nepalis is clearly inadequate. One of the main reasons for this is the unwillingness of health care personnel, particularly doctors, to serve in Nepal’s remote and rural areas. The country’s current system of medical education has failed to address this. The Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) is dedicated to improving the health status of the people of Nepal by producing doctors who are willing and able to provide health care to disadvantaged Nepalis living in  remote or rural areas. The academy initially consists of a School of Medicine, which began to teach prospective doctors in 2010. In future, PAHS is expected to open a School of Public Health, a School of Nursing, a School of  Allied Health Sciences to train other health care professionals.

The goal of PAHS is that its graduates will not only provide severely needed medical care in rural Nepal, but will also eventually become leaders in health care policy, dedicated to improving the health of the remote and destitute populations in Nepal. Furthermore, PAHS will serve as a model of innovative medical education in a developing country, which can be replicated elsewhere .

PAHS is located in the city of Patan, Nepal, which is adjacent to the capital city of Kathmandu. PAHS is based at Patan Hospital, which is the major teaching hospital for the academy.