Epidemiology and Disease Control Division was established as a Division of Statistics in 2030 BS and reorganized as Epidemiology and Statistical Division in 2035. According to new organizational structure developed in 2050 BS, this Division is named as Epidemiology and Disease Control Division. With the guidance of Ministry of Health, DoHS and co-ordination of central level organizations, hospitals, regional health directorate and medical colleges, along with technical assistance of WHO activities are being performed. Technical as well as financial support is provided by WHO, USAID, DFID, NHSSP, UNFPA, UNICEF, RTI, CNTD, Save The Children and Global Fund for EDCD to achieve the objective of this division.
This division is responsible for following areas: Epidemic/outbreak preparedness and control programme, malaria pre-elimination programme, kalazar elimination programme, lymphatic fileria elimination programme, dengue control programme, disaster management programme, control of zoonotic disease specially snake bites and dog bites, avian influnza control programme and surveillance and communicable disease research programme. The division is located inside the premises of Department of Health Services at Teku, Kathmandu.