Symposium on Health

Symposium: A concept of Health Education and Policy


Date: 14 October 2018

Time: 8:15-12:50

Hall: TBC 


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.

  1. Even though there are significant improvement health indicators, there is still disparity in existing health services in different socioeconomic groups and geographic area.
  2. Sharing of Knowledge in Health policy in Nepal and in other countries.
  3. Improvement in Medical Research
  4. Sharing of knowledge of payers in Health system in Nepal( Universal Healthcare and Public Private Partnership in Healthcare).
  5. NRNs Healthcare Professional role in Nepal.


 Program Schedule

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
InvitedDeepak Sapkota, MrMedical rehabilitation after natural disaster and post conflictExecutive Director, Karuna Foundation
InvitedBisundev Mahato, DrImproving mental health of our communities: How Nepal and the USA can help each otherGreater Hudson Valley Health System (GHVHS),
InvitedPan Bahadur Kshetry, DrDrug policy in NepalOrange Regional Medical Center, New York,
ContributedKrishna prasad pathakGeneral practitioners’ knowledge, practices, & obstacles in the diagnosis & management of dementiaDepartment of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
ContributedKiran Chandra Rayamajhi Apitherapy : A science based capacity built up to improve sustainable public health in NepalFriends for peace building and development,
ContributedBharat NepalPilot testing cardiac rehabilitation in NepalAustralia Nepal Public Link Inc
ContributedDilli Banjade, DrEconomic and societal benefits on investment and policy formulation in radiation Oncology Federal Nepal Center West Cancer Care Center, Orange Hospital,
Rapid FireFanindra PantaSignificance of screening for red cell antibodies: a population study in the NepalSanquin Blood Supply Foundation, Amsterdam, The
Rapid FireIndira Tiwari, DrStatus of assisted reproduction technology in NepalGrande city hospital, Kantipath Kathmandu,
Rapid FireUsa JhaDrug abuse in NepalSwansea,
SummaryGun Raj Lohani, DrExecutive Director, Department of Health
Tea break
Session B: Medical Education in Nepal, Chair: Prof Bhagawan Koirala; moderator: Dr Archana Amatya
InvitedSheetal Bhandai Mr, Kedar Baral, Dr ProfMedical education in Nepal: Way aheadRector, Patan Academy of Health
InvitedJay Shah, Dr ProfAccess to equitable health services in federal NepalPatan Academy of Health
InvitedMalakh Lal Shrestha, Prof Health Education and system: Lessons from EuropeHannover Medical University (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover)
Panel Discussion and Q&ADipendra Raman Singh, Dr Chief, Public Health Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation Division, Ministry of Health and
Mukti Ram ShresthaPresident Nepal Medical
SummaryBhagawan Koirala, ProfTribhuvan University, Teaching
PosterKrishna Prasad PathakAlzheimer’s disease patients with depression: Rivastigmine and citalopramDepartment of Neurology, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,



Contact Information of Symposium Coordinators

  1. Binod Shah, Asst. Prof . AECOM , USA –

Dr. Archana Amatya, Professor, Institute of Medicine, Tribhuvan University, Nepal –

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