Date: 14 October 2018
The symposium will mainly focus on current health disparity in Nepal, Medical education and health and drug policy of government and its improvement. The coverage of health expenses either by universal coverage or by private payers in healthcare.
Focus : Health disparity , education and policy, Medical research, Healthcare partnership
Nepal has made impressive progress in health with positive indicators, in particular achieving significant reductions in both maternal and child mortality rates. However there exist disparities across wealth quintiles, social groups and geographic location. The Nepal Government is committed to form an inclusive society where people of all ethnic groups, gender, caste, religion, political orientation and social economic status enjoy equal rights without discrimination. In a significant step to realizing this commitment, in 2007 the Government endorsed health care as a basic human right in the Interim Constitution.
However numerous challenges remain and strengthening the domestic, financial, policy and human resource base for helping LDCs like Nepal to thrive on their own is a major concern of the global development partnership in the absence of which fulfilling the SDGs remain a challenging task. We have now committed to achieve the goals by 2030, but numerous challenges persist. There is a dire need to prioritize the major development projects with effective knowledge and capacity building to address the complicated the problem of effective resource distribution. This is to say that although paucity of funds is an issue, more crucial is the aspect of resource management and funds in the best interest of the country’s development.
Themes: This symposium will focus on following themes.
|Symposium 6: Health Education and Policy
14 October 2018, 8:15-12:50, Mashree Hall
|Session A: Dr Gunaraj Lohani, Moderator: Dr Binod Shah|
|Tea and networking|
|Invited||Deepak Sapkota, Mr||Medical rehabilitation after natural disaster and post conflict||Executive Director, Karuna Foundation Nepalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Invited||Bisundev Mahato, Dr||Improving mental health of our communities: How Nepal and the USA can help each other||Greater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS), NYemail@example.com|
|Invited||Pan Bahadur Kshetry, Dr||Drug policy in Nepal||Orange Regional Medical Center, New York, USAfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contributed||Krishna prasad pathak||General practitioners’ knowledge, practices, & obstacles in the diagnosis & management of dementia||Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greeceemail@example.com|
|Contributed||Kiran Chandra Rayamajhi||Apitherapy : A science based capacity built up to improve sustainable public health in Nepal||Friends for peace building and development, Nepalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contributed||Bharat Nepal||Pilot testing cardiac rehabilitation in Nepal||Australia Nepal Public Link Incemail@example.com|
|Contributed||Dilli Banjade, Dr||Economic and societal benefits on investment and policy formulation in radiation Oncology Federal Nepal||Center West Cancer Care Center, Orange Hospital, Autraliafirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rapid Fire||Fanindra Panta||Significance of screening for red cell antibodies: a population study in the Nepal||Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlandsemail@example.com|
|Rapid Fire||Indira Tiwari, Dr||Status of assisted reproduction technology in Nepal||Grande city hospital, Kantipath Kathmandu, Nepalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Rapid Fire||Usa Jha||Drug abuse in Nepal||Swansea, UKemail@example.com|
|Summary||Gun Raj Lohani, Dr||Executive Director, Department of Health Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Session B: Medical Education in Nepal, Chair: Prof Bhagawan Koirala; moderator: Dr Archana Amatya|
|Invited||Sheetal Bhandai Mr, Kedar Baral, Dr Prof||Medical education in Nepal: Way ahead||Rector, Patan Academy of Health Sciencesemail@example.com|
|Invited||Jay Shah, Dr Prof||Access to equitable health services in federal Nepal||Patan Academy of Health Sciencesfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Invited||Malakh Lal Shrestha, Prof||Health Education and system: Lessons from Europe||Hannover Medical University (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover) Germany||Shrestha.Malakh.email@example.com|
|Panel Discussion and Q&A||Dipendra Raman Singh, Dr||Chief, Public Health Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Ministry of Health and Populationfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mukti Ram Shrestha||President Nepal Medical Associationemail@example.com|
|Summary||Bhagawan Koirala, Prof||Tribhuvan University, Teaching Hospitalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Poster||Krishna Prasad Pathak||Alzheimer’s disease patients with depression: Rivastigmine and citalopram||Department of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greeceemail@example.com|
Contact Information of Symposium Coordinators
Dr. Archana Amatya, Professor, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal – firstname.lastname@example.org
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