Health Link
Promoting cooperation in the health sector between the people of Britain and Nepal
200 Years of Britain–Nepal Relations

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  • The Eighth Health Link Discussion Forum was held on December 1, 2017

    The Eighth Health Link Discussion Forum was held on December 1, 2017 at Park Village Resort. 

    The speakers were Dr. Dirgh Singh Bam, Former Acting Secretary for Health and Population and Professor Andy Ramsay, Division of Infection and Global Health, Universoty of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom.

    • Tuberculosis the global picture WHO's End TB Strategy & Nepal - Prof. Andrew Ramsay. (Read More »
    • The Seventh Health Link Discussion Forum was held on January 02, 2017

      The Seventh Health Link Discussion Forum was held on January 02, 2017 at Hotel Shanri-La, Lazimpat, Kathmandu.

      The speakers were Mr. Umesh Prasad Dhakal, Dr. Amod Mani Dixit and Mr. Bhogendra Raj Dotel

      • Earthquake Response Operation by Mr. Umesh Prasad Dhakal
      • Gorkha Earthquake Sequence2015- 20 Months After.... by Dr. Amod Mani Dixit
      • Highlights of Nepal Health Sector Support Strategy (2015-2020) by Mr. Bhogendra Raj Dotel
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    • Condolence

      (Late Dr. Penny Cunningham)

      We are sad to hear of the death of Dr. Penny Cunningham on 9th July 2015 following a long illness.   In April 1968, eleven young men and women set out from England in three landrovers to drive to Nepal, 7,000 miles away in the Himalayas. All were members of the first medical team of the newly formed Britain Nepal Medical Trust, the brainchild of John and Penny Cunningham who wanted to give back to a part of the world where medical…Read More »

    • National Dementia Action Alliance Workshop

      The first National Dementia Stakeholders Workshop will be held on 25 March 2015 at Hotel Shankar, Lazimpat, Kathmandu. Alzheimer's and Related Dementia Society (ARDS) Nepal is organising the event. The workshop is sponsored by Nepalese Doctors' Association UK.

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    • 5th Health Link Discussion Series on February 06

      Health Link Nepal FIFTH discussion series will be held on February 6, 2015 (Friday, Magh 23, 2071). The speakers for the discussions series are Prof. Dr Hemang Dixit on "Nepalese Health and Medical Education over 199 years" and Dr. Gillian Holdsworth on "Inspiration to Innovation :70 years of UK National Health Services and challenges of the future" .
      The program is also scheduled to honor former speakers of the Health Link discussion series.

      Venue: National Health…Read More »

    • Health Link Discussion Series IV on Mental Health Completed

      The fourth discussion series was held on January 26, 2015 at Nursing Association of Nepal (NAN), Lazimpat. The speakers were Dr. Kapil Dev Upadhyaya and Dr. Mita Rana. The speakers discussed on Mental Health Issues, gaps and psychological myths and realities of Nepal. 

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    • Third Health Link Discussion series completed successfully

      The third health discussion series was held on January 09, 2015 at National Health Training Centre, Teku. The speakers were Dr. Poonam Thapa and Prof. Kiran Bajracharya.
      The speakers discussed on "Subject to Citizens: From Safe Motherhood to Safe Womanhood "and "Safe Motherhood and Midwifery in Nepal" respectively.

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    • Successful completion of Health link discussion series II

      The second Health discussion forum was held on December 02, 2014 by a prominent geriatrician Prof. Dr. Prasanna Chandra Gautam from the United Kingdom on "Holistic Health Care for the Elderly Citizens of Nepal" at National Health Training Centre, Teku.
      Second speaker for the event was Dr. Tirtha Rana. She discussed on “Demographic scenario in Nepal and existing arrangements in ageing “.

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    • Third talk series on January 9, 2015

      The Second Health Forum discussion will be held on January 9, 2015 to promote debate on "Subjects to Citizens: From Safe Motherhood to Safe Womanhood".






      Talk Series III

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    • Second talk series on December 2, 2014

      The Second Health Forum discussion will be held on December 2, 2014 to promote debate on Aging in the 21st century – A celebration and challenge and a package of happiness and caution. Dr. Prasanna Chandra Gautam a prominent geriatrician from UK is going to take a lecture on the event.

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    • Health Link Nepal Launched

      Marking 200 years of diplomatic ties between two countries, the United Kingdom and Nepal, the Britain Nepal Medical Trust organised a program “Health Link Nepal” at Hotel Shangri- La, Lazimpart on October 31, 2014. His Excellency Andrew James Sparkes, the British Ambassador to Nepal launched the website www.healthlinknepal.org at the event. Apart from the launch of the website the trust also had its first discussion series in the event. The speakers for the first discussions were…Read More »

    • Health Link Nepal Inauguration

      Health Link Nepal – Inauguration and opening of health discussion series will be held on the 31st of October 2014. The launch will be carried out by His Excellency Andrew James Sparkes, the British Ambassador to Nepal. The speakers for the first discussions will be Prof. Dr Upendra Devkota, Prof. Dr Madhu Dixit Devkota and Prof. Dr Buddha Basnyat.

      Venue: Hotel Shangri-La, Lazimpat, Kathmandu, Nepal
      Date: October 31, 2014
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    • 1st National Training Course in Geriatric Medicine for Doctors in Nepal 2-7 Nov 2014

      The first training course in geriatric medicine for doctors in Nepal
      Venue: Hotel Soaltee, Kathmandu, 02.11.2014 – 07.11.2014

      Nepal Health Care Cooperative (NEHCO) Nepal, Manmohan Memorial Teaching Hospital & Medical College with the assistance of Ministry of Health and Population, WHO, Aberdeen University and Robert Gordon University, UK is going to conduct “1st National Training Course in Geriatric Medicine” for Doctors in Nepal with the participation…Read More »

    • Application open for Diploma in Mountain Medicine

      Mountain Medicine Society of Nepal (MMSN) has announced the date of Nepalese Diploma in Mountain Medicine (NepDiMM) for the year of 2015. MMSN called for the applications of Nepalese DiMM, 2015 from all interested national as well as international candidates.
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    • New technology for smokeless stoves

      Stove for Cooking, Refrigeration and Electricity Project of the University of Nottingham

      Researchers from the University of Nottingham visited a remote village in Nepal to explore how a revolutionary new stove could change the lives of those living without electricity.

      The £2m SCORE - Stove for Cooking, Refrigeration and Electricity - project brings together researchers from across the world to develop a wood-powered generator capable of both cooking…Read More »

    • New National Health Policy 2071 (2014) launched

      The Honorable Minister for Health and Population recently unveiled the new National Health Policy, 2071.
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    • Nepalese Doctors Association UK organises Health Awareness Day

      Nepalese Doctors Association UK (NDA UK) organised health awareness day for the Nepalese community in collaboration with the Wales Gurkha Community on the 23rd of August 2014.

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Health Link

The Health Link initiative has been launched to mark the close links between the United Kingdom and Nepal in the development of Nepal’s health sector and the forthcoming 200 years of UK-Nepal diplomatic relations. Since the 1950s UK-based agencies and the UK government have played a major role in developing Nepal’s health services while many UK health professionals have gained invaluable experience working on programmes in Nepal.

The Health Link website is a portal of information on UK-Nepal health sector coordination and cooperation. It gives information on UK organisations working on health in Nepal and publications on health in Nepal that have a UK connection. It also gives pointers for students and volunteers who wish to work on health in Nepal. The initiative is also hosting a series of discussion programmes and seminars on current health topics and research carried out by British and Nepalese health workers and researchers. The Britain Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT) is the Health Link secretariat.


The Eighth Health Link Discussion Forum was held on December 1, 2017

The Eighth Health Link Discussion Forum was held on December 1, 2017 at Park Village Resort. 

The speakers were Dr. Dirgh Singh Bam, Former Acting Secretary for Health and Population and Professor Andy Ramsay, Division of Infection and Global Health, Universoty of St. Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom.

  • Tuberculosis the global picture WHO's End TB Strategy & Nepal - Prof. Andrew Ramsay. (Powerpoint)
  • Success Story of Tuberculosis Control Programme in Nepal and BNMT - Dr. Dirgh Singh Bam (Powerpoint)

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