CIWEC Hospital and Travel Medicine Center is one of the most reputable destination travel medicine hospitals in the world. It was established as a clinic in 1982 to meet the need for a western standard clinic to treat foreign diplomats and aid workers in Nepal. During its 30 plus years of journey, it has expanded its services from a small clinic set up in 1982, to a full service clinic cum hospital providing both outpatient and inpatient care. Originally set up as part of a Canadian project, the clinic was registered officially in 1996 as a Nepali business called Menlha Nursing Home and Medical Center. The clinic is also the first joint venture company in the health sector in Nepal. As of 2013, after much expansion in the range of services offered, the clinic is now known officially as CIWEC Hospital Pvt. Ltd. In September 2014, CIWEC opened a fully-functional hospital in Pokhara as well. CIWEC is widely known around the world as ”CIWEC Clinic” and ”CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center” both of which are registered trademarks of CIWEC Hospital Pvt. Ltd. The clinic is known internationally both for the high level of care afforded to patients, and for its reliable research and information about health risks in Nepal.