The Public Health Concern Trust, Nepal (phect-NEPAL) is a secular, non-political, not-for-profit, national level non-government organization committed to health development. It was founded in 1991 and is governed by an independent Executive Board. In addition, it is supported by a multidisciplinary expert advisory team. phect-NEPAL is registered with the District Administration Office, Kathmandu and affiliated to the Social Welfare Council Nepal. The phect-NEPAL constitution is the principal guiding document of the organization.
Despite the progress in development made in Nepal in recent decades, life remains well below a satisfactory level for the majority of Nepalese people. Arguably, mismanagement and irrational distribution of resources has grossly marginalized most of the population, reducing the capacity for average individuals to meet their basic needs. With the introduction of parliamentary democracy to Nepal in 1990, there were rising expectations that the quality of life and general health would be improved. A clear vision of development would have enabled the government to initiate planning and action to move in this direction, however the government was not adequately prepared. Therefore there was a need for non-governmental organizations to step in to act as a partner of national development. For this reason, phect-NEPAL came into existence in 1991.