I am a Medical Doctor with an Executive Master’s in Business Administration (EMBA), a Master’s in Public Health (Epidemiology), and a Masters in Anthropology (Medical Anthropology). I have more than 20 years of experience in health and development on national and international levels.
I am working in WHO’s Health Emergency Program (WHE) since 2015 in WHO-Headquarters, Geneva as the 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 from 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.
My 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.
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