Sudesh Raj Sharma
Sudesh Raj Sharma, a resident from eastern Nepal, is currently studying PhD in Healt Promotion the Massey University. His PhD research aims at identifying the social determinants of health for the prevention of NCD in the context of Nepal using systems thinking approach. He wants to contribute to both practical and theoretical understanding of the social determinants of health using systems science methods and tools. He has completed Master of Public Health (Institute of Medicine, Nepal) and Master of Health Communication (University of Sydney) with honors. He has experience of working in community based health promotion programs (Equity and Access Program, CBNCP, CBIMCI, CBIMNCI) for more than 5 years as well as teaching under-graduate students.
Bishal Gyawali is a PhD Scholar at Aarhus University working on the management of type 2 diabetes at the community level in Nepal. Bishal’s research interests are in primary health care, non-communicable diseases, health systems policy, management and intervention research. Previously, Bishal was awarded a Danish State Scholarship to study Master of Science in Public Health at University of Southern Denmark. Prior to undertaking the Master degree, Bishal received a Bachelor of Public Health degree from National Academy for Medical Sciences and 10+2 from Himalayan White House International College, Kathmandu, Nepal. Bishal worked for the World Health Organization, Family Planning Association of Nepal, and the UNAIDS Collaborating Centre for Socio-Epidemiological HIV Research, Japan. Bishal’s expertise includes project design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, effective resource mobilization, financial management and researching.
Aamod Dhoj Shrestha
Aamod Dhoj Shrestha is from Pokhara, Nepal. He completed Masters in Public Health from SRM University Chennai, India in 2013. He obtained his Bachelor Degree in Science from Prithvi Narayan Campus, Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 2006. He brings years of experience from pharmaceutical industries, teaching and program management in public health sector. He is interested in non-communicable diseases research. Currently, he is working as Program Director at Jevaia Oral Health Care (JOHC) project.
Hari Krishna Bhattarai
Hari Krishna Bhattarai, a public health professional from Nepal with over 10 years of experience from community level to the national level, focusing on maternal, newborn, child and community health. He has worked in Government and the non-government sector. He holds a Master of Philosophy in public policy and NGO Governance, Master’s Degrees in Public Health as well as Public Administration. Mr. Bhattarai is currently working as a Deputy Director for John Snow Incorporation Inc. Nepal.
Mr Rajendra Kadel is a doctoral research fellow and a Research Officer at London School of Economics and Political Science. He pursued BPH from Institute of Medicine, Nepal and joint degree of MPH and European Master in Regional Helath Systems from Europe. Mr Kadel is a health economist and he has special interest on economic evaluation of healthcare interventions, including decision analytic modelling; systematic reviews and health technology assessment.