I am a Medical Doctor and have Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA), a Master’s in Public Health (Epidemiology), and a Masters in Anthropology (Medical Anthropology) and have more than 19+ years of experience in health and development at national and international levels.
Currently, I am working in WHO’s Health Emergency Program (WHE) since 2015 in WHO-Headquarters, Geneva. I am a Head of Evidence and Analytics for Health Security (EHS) Unit. I was a technical lead and focal point for the National Action Plan for Health Security (NAPHS) and the WHO Benchmarks for IHR capacities. I was a technical lead for developing the JEE tools, JEE processes, JEE technical guidance, and various training modules.
Before this, I worked in the implementation of IHR (2005), emergency and pandemic preparedness in Nepal and Indonesia since 2008 till 2015. I had served as Team Leader (Medical Officer) of Emergency and Humanitarian Actions (EHA) as well as a Technical Officer for Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology (DSE) in WHO Indonesia; National Professional Officer for Disease Surveillance and Epidemiology (DSE) in WHO Nepal; and Junior Public Health Professional for Evidence Information and Policy (EIP) in WHO- SEARO, India. Also, I worked for Vaccine-Preventable Disease (VPD) surveillance and Immunization with WHO Nepal and a Medical Officer for the Department of Surgery at Kathmandu Medical College Teaching Hospital.
The areas of expertise: Epidemiology, disease surveillance and outbreak response, emergency preparedness and response, national planning, business continuity planning, field epidemiology training program, monitoring and evaluation, scientific writing, immunization, and health information management.
Speak Six Languages: Nepali, English, Bengali, Hindi, Bahasa Indonesia and Urdu
- Registered physician of Nepal Medical Council
- Permanent member of the Nepal Medical Association
- A reviewer of various major index journals
- Past Advisory Board Member of the READ Nepal
- Past Member of Nepal Scout