Vision, Mission & Goal

Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS) has been established in 2011, by an Act of parliament of Nepal, in Jumla, to provide health services in easy way in backward (pichhadiyako) areas, to produce skilled health professionals & conduct research. The backward areas mentioned in act of KAHS are Humla, Jumla, Kalikot, Dolpa, Mugu districts of Karnali zone, Jajarkot district of Bheri zone & Bajura, Baghang & Achham districts of Seti zone in Nepal.


Karnali Academy of Health Sciences prepares the next generation of health professionals and leaders to become vital contributors to the delivery and advancement of health care to those who are marginalized and living in backward areas. Our mission is accomplished through educational excellence, innovative research, evidence-informed patient-centered care, public health advocacy, and collaborative community engagement.


KAHS is an autonomous health sciences university that visualize at providing interdisciplinary leadership for new directions in health promotion and wellness, as well as illness care and disease prevention at all levels, in the community and beyond through innovation in education, practice, research, and scholarship for Nepalese students, especially targeting to those who reside in backward and rural area as well as those who are socially marginalized. It will be a national centre for providing health services, prestigious centre for biomedical and health system research, centre for excellence in implementing complete total human development through \\\'health\\\' as main agenda in its neighboring teaching districts.


  • Sustain and upgrade the quality of the current health services of the KAHS-related hospitals located in the remote areas and the backward region of the country as a whole.
  • Train technically competent and socially responsible physicians, Nurses and other health care professionals, through its academic programs in medical and health sciences at high quality which is recognized locally, regionally, and internationally, who have the willingness and ability to become inspiring leaders in their respective fields and deal with the existing and emerging health care challenges in Nepal.
  • Contribute to the advancement of medical and health sciences knowledge and practice through its support of research activities conducted by its faculty and students.
  • Enable deserving students from rural and backward region of Nepal and specially those who are underprivileged and are deprived of access to health science education, including medical, nursing and other allied health science education because of topo-geographical, social and financial barriers.
  • Work in collaboration with the national health system (NHS) to contribute to the improvement of the health status of the people in Nepal, and proactively encourage the national government in the development of appropriate health policies, programs and systems to uplift the health of the rural poor.
  • Accentuate the growth of the University by promoting various academic activities, by establishing inter-institutional alliance with premier health Universities and organizations.

University Guiding Principles

  • We value the strength of a shared mission and vision that guides planning and activities.
  • We promote the highest ethical principles in life and practice.
  • We provide programs and services that are student and patient-centered.
  • We support shared governance and collaboration among students, faculty, staff and administration.
  • We are innovative, progressive and responsive in meeting the needs of our stakeholders.
  • We use continuous quality improvement and best practices to inform decision-making.
  • We rely on research, clinical experience and patient preferences to inform academic and clinical programs.
  • We value diversity and cultural competency.
  • We practice fiscal responsibility and prudent resource allocation.
  • We recognize that health comes from within and value the importance of treating the whole person, assisting innate healing, and promoting health and wellness and disease prevention.
  • We value the need of the marginalized and backward community for \\\'right to health and education\\\'.