United Mission Hospital Tansen


Serving since 1954, it is the best known, longest established hospital in Palpa District. The wide range of services include surgery, maternity, dentistry, counselling, and testing and treating patients for TB, HIV and leprosy.

Patients, staff and students

Our larger hospital with over 400 staff, 169 beds, and last year (2020-21) nearly 89,000 outpatient visits, over 11,000 inpatient admissions, and over 2,500 deliveries, United Mission Hospital Tansen serves patients from a catchment area of almost one million people. Over 760 visits had their treatment paid by charity or were given credit last year. Over 350 students a year train in medical professions.

News, stories and statistics

To read stories and learn more, see our latest Friends of Tansen magazine.
See also the latest UMN Medical and Development Trust Annual Report for more updates and figures.
Prayer points are featured in weekly prayer updates from UMN.
News from the hospital is also sometimes featured in our latest news and on UMN’s facebook page.


Operation Tansen – the patients who came during lockdown 2020

Vacancies and volunteers

See join us for key vacancies for Nepali staff (the others are advertised locally) and also for expatriate volunteer opportunities. For more information for expatriates, please see http://www.tansenhospital.org.np/volunteering/ For medical electives, please email medical.electives@umn.org.np (Note - some of this information is in the process of being updated).

Wish to donate?

Donations to United Mission Hospital Tansen are always welcome! Please mention ‘Tansen’ or ‘Medical Assistance Fund Tansen’ so we ensure it reaches the right place. Click here to donate. Thank you for helping us to serve thousands of patients in rural Nepal!

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