Country Capacity Preparedness and IHR, WHO Programs for Health Emergencies (WHE), WHO – HQ, Geneva, Switzerland

Technical Officer – Joint External Evaluation Secretariat, October 2016 – Present

Exhibiting Leadership, Management and Coordination: Providing technical leadership on IHR monitoring and evaluation related activities. Coordinating with technical units, regional offices and partners as a team member of JEE secretariat for development of strategic documents and tools, conducting evaluation missions and for resource mobilization.

Development of strategic documents, guidelines/plans and implementation

  1. Revising Joint External Evaluation Tool – will be online very soon
  2. Developed Joint External Evaluation Tool – Click Here
  3. Developed and published Joint External Evaluation process (implementation) documents
    1. Country implementation guide – Click Here
    2. JEE tool and process overview – Click Here
    3. Standard presentation templates & opening presentation for JEE mission), JEE self-evaluation toolkit,
    4. JEE roster of experts process and overview – Click Here
  4. Supported on development on IHR Monitoring & Evaluation Framework.
  5. Developed M&E training modules and conducting global and regional trainings
  6. Contributed on the development of annual reporting tool and after action review tool
  7. Developed country action planning tool (based on evaluation) participated country planning
  8. Developed and finalized training materials for the country orientation on JEE (this is used for country orientation on JEE and facilitated JEE team lead training
  9. Developing performance evaluations methods for JEE missions

Routine Technical Support and implementation

  1. Coordinating & collaborating with various technical units for the review of JEE tools, JEE mission and various training
  2. Facilitated & lead various JEE missions and team lead training

Resource Mobilization

  1. Coordinating and collaborating with various donors and partners for resources
  2. Maintaining roster of experts for JEE Missions

Global Capacities Alert and Response Department (GCR), WHO – HQ, Geneva, Switzerland

Technical Officer – Monitoring & Assessment of National Capacities (MAC), IHR Capacity Assessment, Development & Maintenance (CAD): July 2015 – October 2016

Exhibiting Leadership, Management and Coordination: Providing technical leadership on IHR monitoring and evaluation related activities. Coordinating with technical units, regional offices and partners as a team member of MAC for development of strategic documents and tools, conducting evaluation missions and for resource mobilization.

Development of strategic documents, guidelines/plans and implementation

  1. Drafted of IHR monitoring and evaluation framework in consultation with technical units, regional offices and based on the outcomes of consultative meetings.
  2. Major technical contribution on development and finalization of the Joint External Evaluation Tool, Joint External Evaluation guidance documents and coordinated entire process with partners and WHO technical units
  3. Development of the planning template for the implementation of IHR capacities based on the evaluation recommendations
  4. Drafted of annual reporting tool for IHR implementation
  5. Various other strategic documents in lieu of IHR Monitoring and Evaluation Framework
  6. Developed the concept of conducting returns of investment study for the IHR capacities
  7. Developed the concept of building monitoring and evaluation capacity (developing M & E training modules)

Routine Technical Support and implementation

  1. Technical support to regions and countries on monitoring and evaluation of IHR implementation
  2. Supported regions on trainings, workshops, and meetings
  3. Supporting countries and regions on Joint External Evaluation Missions, trainings, and development of various documents.

Resource Mobilization

  1. Coordinating and collaborating with various donors like USAID; World Bank, CDC, Japan, Finland for possible funding opportunities.
  2. Development of various activity proposals for the MAC team and submitted to various donors and partners.

Emergency and Humanitarian Action (EHA) and Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology (DSE) – WHO Indonesia: 2010 – 2015

Medical Officer – Preparedness, Surveillance and Response, Team Leader for EHA (2014- 2015) and Acting Team Leader for DSE (Jan- Sep 2014)

Exhibiting Leadership, Management and Coordination: Managing EHA team and managed DSE team, coordination and collaboration with government and non-government stakeholders, UN agencies and various donors like USAID, Australian AID and European Union. Represent WHO EHA as co-cluster lead of national cluster system on Indonesia.

Development of strategic documents, guidelines/plans and implementation

  1. Epidemic intelligence Training Module for Event Based Surveillance – Helped on revitalizing of National Incident Room (Command Post – POSKO) – now >85% events are detected and verified
  2. Action plans for Indonesia’s International Health Regulations (2005) extension Plan 2012-2014 – Indonesia didn’t request for additional extension
  3. Contributed on development of IHR costing tools for implementation of IHR core capacities, supporting on development of post 2016 IHR monitoring framework.
  4. Assessment tools for EWARS assessment in 2012 and facilitated on development of laboratory mapping tools and algorithm – EWARS training module revised and laboratory support to EWARS in being piloted.
  5. Revision of National Guidelines of Leptospirosis surveillance and Control – Case fatality decreased in high endemic provinces (Yogyakarta, Central Java and others)
  6. Training modules for scientific writing and conducted several scientific writing workshops (50 abstracts were selected for oral (29) and poster (21) presentations in TEPHINET conference, Vietnam 2013; 8 abstracts in Global Conference, Amman, Jordan 2012 and 48 abstracts in TEPHINET Conference in Bali, 2011 (Before 2011 only 2-3 maximum abstracts were selected)
  7. Joint outbreak Investigation Protocol for multi-countries of ASEAN – FETN facilitated joint outbreak investigation in Bandung (Protocol adopted by ASEAN FETN)
  8. Table top and Simulation Exercises for Ebola Virus Diseases – Simulation done in National Health Day of Indonesia, November 2014
  9. Revised Business Continuity Planning – Developed BCP for WHO Indonesia and advocating BCP in the wake of Ebola outbreak (developed the advocacy paper and published in index journal)
  10. Risk assessment tool for Ebola was developed and used immediately during the investigation of suspected cases of Ebola
  11. UN Contingency Plan for Pandemic Preparedness and facilitated UN workshops on contingency plan.
  12. Protocol of Burden of Disease Study – Pneumonia
  13. Anthropological tools for Epidemiologist and concept of application of social media for disease surveillance.
  14. Supported Center for Health Crisis on development of Safe Health Facility guidelines and presidential regulations.

Routine Technical Support and implementation

  1. Establishment of Disease Surveillance Information system (intranet based web application for event base surveillance)
  2. Establishment and operation of EWARS in 31 provinces and developed assessment tool in 2012
  3. Carried out major outbreak investigation and response: a) Leptospirosis in Yogyakarta and Central Java; b) Diphtheria in East Java and c) Avian Influenza.
  4. Supported MoH on preparedness on Influenza, MERS-CoV, H7N9 and Ebola
  5. Laboratory capacity building and strengthening in Indonesia
  6. Implementation of four way linking framework in Indonesia – Standard operating procedures and ministerial decree is being developed.
  7. Supporting FETP students on revising and reviewing their abstracts every year since 2011
  8. Supported on response to Mt Sinabung eruption on disease surveillance, nutrition, reproductive health, coordination and mental health.

Facilitation of Trainings and Workshops

  1. Facilitated Joint outbreak of ASEAN Plus three countries in Bandung and developed joint investigation protocol for multi countries for ASEAN FETN;
  2. Facilitated international training like GOARN (2012) and as a Master of Trainer for ITC DRR (Bali, 2014 and Medan 2015)
  3. Conducted trainings on scientific writing, FETP supervisors’ training, leptospirosis training, EWARS training, zoonosis control
  4. Facilitated/supported on organization of international (BalI Tephinet) and national conferences (2 National Scientific Conferences in Bandung and Yogyakarta), meetings (NIC meeting, Field Testing workshop of IHR costing tool, Global Health Security Agenda meeting, Case Management Training of ARI)
  5. Represented WHO in regional meetings and conferences

Resource Mobilization

  1. Australian AID – mobilized 4.7 million USD for 2011-2015 – implementation of activities, regular reporting, monitoring and evaluation)
  2. Negotiated DFAT funding of 3 million for 2015-2018 (formal concurrence received on 2014)
  3. Mobilization and Implementation of USAID funding of 4.6 million USD
  4. Finalization and reporting to EU grant of 20 million USD for AI preparedness (2007-2011)
  5. Mobilization and implementation of Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework Funding (PIPF) for influenza activities and Burden of Disease Study >1 million USD.
  6. Mobilized funding and implemented response activities in response to Mt Sinabung Eruption

Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology (DSE) – WHO Nepal

National Program Officer: 2008-2010 (Communication Officer for WHO Nepal)

Exhibiting Leadership, Management and Coordination Led and manage DSE unit for more than one year with program budget of from World Bank and USAID and UNSIC. Coordinated outbreak investigation and response of Cholera outbreak 2009, pandemic influenza, acute febrile illnesses in 2009 and 2010 with Ministry of Health, other government agencies, UN agencies and I/NGOs. Coordinated various activities and trainings/workshops of the SEARO and WHO-HQ and organized first National Conference on Epidemiology in 2010.

Development of strategic documents and program implementation

  1. Development of AI and influenza surveillance and response modules and system for Nepal and facilitated trainings in its implementation
  2. Developed Pandemic Preparedness Plan for the Ministry of Health and finalized the UN Pandemic contingency Plan of Country Team of Nepal
  3. Supported MoH on implementation of Core Capacities for International Health Regulations (2005) in Nepal
  4. Conducted outbreak investigation and response of cholera outbreak and pandemic influenza, poultry outbreaks of AI, outbreaks of Acute Febrile Illnesses and others.
  5. Establishment of National Influenza Center and BSL 2+ laboratory in National Public Health Laboratory and establishment of ILI sentinel surveillance system in the country
  6. Developed and applied IHR Monitoring tools for assessment and developed 2 years action plan for Nepal.
  7. Developed Business Continuity Planning tool kit and organized workshops and trainings for developing BCP (1 ToT and 5 regional workshops) and facilitated in Sri Lanka in 2010
  8. Establishment of 5 Isolation wards in 5 referral Hospital of Nepal and conducted and facilitated trainings on case management and Infection prevention and control
  9. Developed outbreak investigation training modules of 5-6 days and conducted trainings
  10. Facilitated the field testing of IHR Monitoring Framework
  11. Developed and finalized the epidemiological road map for the country.

Communication Officer

  1. Represented WHO Nepal in press conferences, media (TV, Radio and Print). Participated various interviews specially on various outbreaks, pandemic influenza, World Health Day, Blood Donors day, immunization etc
  2. Conducted and facilitated risk communication workshops at national and regional levels.

Innovation

  1. Developed and introduced the concept and strategy for Integrated Disease Surveillance system (IDSS) for Nepal and started Event Based Surveillance (EBS) of Nepal
  2. Establishment of Isolation facility in less than a day in Sukraraj Hospital when the first suspected case of Pandemic H1N1 detected in airport (TUTH was designated referral hospital, however, was still under preparation)
  3. Used social media (FACEBOOK) to contact trace during pandemic H1N1 2009.
  4. Established a community transmission with sampling few respiratory cases of selected hospital to stop airport screening (which was expensive and not yielding good results) – published in index journal
  5. Established presence of Leptospirosis using preserved JE negative samples – Published in Index Journal
  6. Used Army and Police Radio system to transmit data from Cholera outbreak affected districts of Nepal and used army helicopters for the transportation of laboratory specimens
  7. Developed a composite index to measure health system performance and applied that in Nepal – published in index journal.

Resource Mobilization

  1. More than 2 million USD of World Bank support on Avian Influenza preparedness and the funding was also used for pandemic preparedness; 400000 USD in 2009 and 350000 USD in 2010 from USAID and <100000 USD for Pandemic Preparedness for Whole of Society Approach and Business Continuity Planning Workshop
  2. Mobilized additional funding from SEARO for cholera outbreak
  3. Mobilized private and medical societies in response to cholera outbreak (coordinated private and army helicopters for laboratory and logistics transportation)
  4. Supported and facilitated on mobilization of US-CDC agreement of USD 300000 with Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) for influenza surveillance.

Health Situation and Trend Assessment (HST), Health Systems Development (HSD), WHO – South East Asian Regional Office (SEARO), New Delhi, India: 2006-2008

Junior Public Health Professional (Similar to JPO)

Coordination

  1. Coordinated with various technical units of SEARO and country offices for implementation of strategic Plan of Health Information System
  2. Organization of international workshops/trainings/meetings on Mortality Statistics (New Delhi), ICD 10 (Noida, India) and Health Statistics Reporting (Kathmandu, Nepal); MDGs monitoring (Colombo, Sri Lanka) and Global Meeting on Family of International Classification (FIC) (Gurgaon, India)
  3. Coordinated with technical units and country offices on reviewing book on “Health in Asia & Pacific” and regional Health situation

Exhibiting Technical Expertise and Innovation

  1. Developed “11 health questions about the 11 SEAR Countries” and Regional Health Situation 2006-2008 – available in SEARO website
  2. Supported on reviewing and finalizing of “Health in Asia & Pacific” a SEAR-WPR publication;
  3. Developed and updated health system profiles of SEAR Countries – available in website.
  4. Developed and prepared background documents for consultation and workshops and made presentations.
  5. Assisted on operationalization of MDG monitoring tools and SIDAS (SEARO Integrated Data Analyzing System)
  6. Assisted Director of Health Systems Development in the area of Primary Health Care (PHC) during meetings and event of revitalization of PHC.
  7. Developed the concept on generating mortality statistics following census: a low cost method. Published in an index journal

Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Verified all SEARO major reports and documents and prepared background documents for consultation and workshops and technical presentations.
  2. Regularly updated higher management on progress of MDGs and health statistics reporting.

Immunization Preventable Diseases (IPD), WHO-Nepal

Surveillance Medical Officer: Mid-Western Development Region: 2005-2006

Exhibiting Leadership, Management and Coordination

  1. Led and Manage the field office of Surveillance Medical Office of Nepalgung, MWDR
  2. Coordination with State parties and non-state parties (during conflict period) for surveillance of vaccine preventable diseases and implementation of routine immunization and immunization campaign
  3. Coordinated with UN agencies and I/NGOs for SNID, NIDs, Routine Immunization and Japanese Encephalitis Immunization Campaign)
  4. Coordinated with Nepalgung Hospital for AES sample collection, which was remained huge problem in past (the Nepalgunj Hospital sent the highest number of quality sample)

Exhibiting Technical Expertise and Innovation

  1. Conducted VPD surveillance for Poliomyelitis, Measles, Neo-natal Tetanus, Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) for Japanese Encephalitis and Hemophillus Influenza B (Hib) (all the criteria of VPD surveillance regularly met)
  2. Facilitated and conducted trainings and advocacy workshops on VPD surveillance, routine immunization, Sub-national Immunization Days (SNID), NIDs and Japanese Encephalitis
  3. Developed NID strategies for Municipalities and supported on revision of strategies for NID and routine immunization
  4. Successful Campaigns of NID, SNIDs and JE vaccination (JE vaccination is first in this type and the districts, I was covering were the highest endemic district of Nepal)
  5. Conducted field study of Medical Ecology of Japanese Encephalitis (outside of duty) for Master’s thesis of Anthropology (Tribhuvan University)
  6. Developed a concept of Environmental Surveillance for AFP and efficacy of polio vaccine in presence of helminthiasis
  7. Facilitated Rapid Response Team training in Nepalgunj in 2005 on “Influenza Like Illnesses”.

 Resource Mobilization and Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Successful coordination between UN organizations and other I/NGOs (one of the example: For SNID (polio campaign) UN staff with their vehicles were mobilized as monitors and provisioning of quick replenishment of vaccine logistics in vaccination booth)
  2. Monitored and Evaluated VPD surveillance and Immunization campaigns and provided recommendations to Districts, Region and Center.

Immunization Preventable Diseases (IPD), WHO-Nepal

Measles Campaign Officer for Western and Mid-Western Development Region: 2004-2005

Exhibiting Leadership, Management and Coordination

  1. Lead the team for micro-planning for National Measles Campaign for regional and districts planning
  2. Coordination with state and non-state parties (during conflict period) during planning and implementation of the campaign.
  3. Coordinated with other UN Agencies and I/NGOs for successful implementation of campaign (one of the example: coordinated with human rights agencies to negotiate vaccine logistic movement during Maoist called shut down of districts 2 days before the campaign – they allowed to move vehicles with vaccine logistics with Measles’s Campaign Flag)

 Exhibiting Technical Expertise and Innovation

  1. Developed micro-planning tool kit and applied in 8 districts for micro-planning (these 8 districts had best estimates for the campaign)
  2. Conducted and facilitated trainings of vaccinators, monitoring and evaluation
  3. Facilitated advocacy meetings and workshop for operation of national campaign
  4. Conducted quick survey to convince Chief of District Health Office, Banke that Nepalgunj Municipality should have coverage more than 100%
  5. Successful completion of campaign.

Resource Mobilization and Monitoring and Evaluation

  1. Mobilized local leaders, school teachers and volunteers for management of vaccination booths in various districts.
  2. Monitored entire implementation and operation of campaign and ensured appropriate waste disposals.

 

Committee Aide Medical (Medical Aid Committee) Nepal – Emergency Humanitarian INGO

Medical Coordinator – 2004

Exhibiting Leadership, Management and Coordination: Worked during Conflict in remotest villages of Surkhet and coordinated with non-state parties. Managed Medical Team of mobile clinics – doctors, nurses, laboratory technicians, midwives, health educators and pharmacists

Technical Expertise, Innovation and Resource Mobilization

  • More than >240 /day benefited from Medical Camps
  • Performed minor surgeries in camp set up strictly following infection prevention and control (no cases of wound infection reported)
  • Introduced minor surgical procedures in camp and developed proposal for conducting surgical camp in district and referral hospital and apparently approved by European Commission of Humanitarian Organization (ECHO) for next project.

Kathmandu Medical College Hospital, Kathmandu, Nepal

Medical Officer – Department of Surgery and Department of Emergency

  1. Performed emergency and routine surgeries and monitoring cases
  2. Running outpatient department and inpatient wards
  3. Established shaving of surgical sites 1-2 hours before surgery in order to reduce wound infection
  4. Conducted surgical camps in rural part of Nepal
  5. Mentored interns and clinical students of the medical colleges in surgery wards, Operation Theatre and emergency department.

Infectious Disease Hospital, Eye Hospital, Family Planning Center, Bir Hospital (Department of Medicine, Surgery, Orthopaedics, ENT and Emergency), Maternity Hospital and Pediatric Hospital

Rotational Internships: (2001 – 2002)