Community Telehealth in Nepal

Integrated services to grass root level of remote villages in different geographical regions of Nepal through Telehealth

Project start date : 06/09/2009

Beneficiary country : Nepal

Healthcare themes targeted

  • Primary healthcare
  • Infectious diseases
  • Sexual and reproductive health
  • Chronic diseases
  • Dermatology

Fields of application

  • Health professional training
  • Telemedicine (remote diagnosis and consultations)
  • Information, education and communication for behaviour change (IEC)

Stage of development

  • Routine project/operational

Financing method

  • Intergovernmental or international agency

Area where the project is utilised

  • National (in one country only)

Economic model(s)

  • Donations

Target audience

  • Healthcare professionals and structures (hospitals, healthcare centres/clinics, health networks)
  • Sick people
  • Children - adolescents (ages 6-18)
  • Young children (0-5 years)
  • Patient family/entourage

Project objectives

  • Decreased morbidity
  • Reduced suffering
  • Improved treatment

Materials used

  • Smartphone
  • Computer

Technologies used

  • Internet
  • Mobile app (Android, iOS, Windows Phone, HTML5, etc.)

About the sponsor

Community Health Educational Services by Telehealth (C.H.E.S.T.) / DI Skin Health And Referral Center (DISHARC)

DI Skin Hospital And Research Center (DISHARC) is the first skin hospital of Nepal
Community Health Education and Services by Telehealth (C.H.E.S.T.) Nepal is a non-profit organization dedicated to provide health, education and vocational training services to distant rural communities through live tele-conferencing and store and forward method, aimed at overall community development.

Sector : Healthcare (professionals and structures)

Country of origin : Nepal

Contact : Sponsor website Project website

Offline use


Open source


Open data


Independent evaluation

Yes, auto-evaluated or evaluated by a related organization


  • Strategic Partnership for Nepal (STRAPAL)

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • DI Skin Health And Referral Center (DISHARC)

    Healthcare (professionals and structures)

  • Village Committees