Health Link
Promoting cooperation in the health sector between the people of Britain and Nepal

Health Forum

Health Forum Discussion Series

The Health Forum discussion is to promote debate on key health issues, health research and health care developmental efforts in Nepal. UK and Nepalese experts will be invited to deliver speech on issues related to the development of Nepal’s health sector. 

Contact healthlinknepal@bnmt.org.np if you would like to participate in or share your expertise and research findings at a Health discussion forum.


The first Health discussion forum was held on the October 31, 2014.  The speakers were Prof. Dr Upendra Devkota, Prof. Dr Madhu Dixit Devkota and Prof. Dr Buddha Basnyat.

  • "Universal Health Coverage " by Prof. Dr Upendra Devkota (Video | PowerPoint)
  • "Free health services" by Prof. Dr Madhu Dixit Devkota (Video | PowerPoint)
  • "Enhancing links in health research between Nepal and the UK"  by Prof Dr Buddha Basnyat (Video)

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.

  • "Holistic Health Care for the Elderly Citizens of Nepal" by Dr. Prasanna Gautam (PowerPoint)
  • “Demographic scenario in Nepal and existing arrangements in ageing “ by Dr Tirtha Rana (PowerPoint)

The third health discussion forum was held on January 09, 2015 at National Health Training Centre, Teku. The speakers were Dr. Poonam Thapa and Prof. Kiran Bajracharya.

  • "Subject to Citizens: From Safe Motherhood to Safe Womanhood "by Dr. Poonam Thapa (PowerPoint)
  •  "Safe Motherhood and Midwifery in Nepal" by Prof. Kiran Bajracharya (PowerPoint)

The fourth discussion forum 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.

  • Mental health issues, gaps and need by Dr. Kapil Dev Upadhyaya (Powerpoint)
  • Psychology: Where myths meets reality in Nepal, by Dr. Mita Rana (Powerpoint)

The fifth discussion forum was held on 06 February 2015 at national Health Training Center (NHTC), Teku. The speakers were Prof. Dr. Hemang Dixit and Dr. Gillian Holdsworth.

  • Inspiration to Innovation - 80 years of the NHS and future challenges by Dr. Gillian Holdsworth (Powerpoint)
  • Health & Med Edu. during 199 years by Dr. Hemang Dixit (Powerpoint)

The Sixth discussion forum was held on 03 July 2015 at National Health Training Center (NHTC), Teku. The speakers were Dr. Bhagawan Koirala, Mr. Ranjit Acharya, Dr. Jagdish Lal Baidya and Dr. Guna Raj Lohani.

  • Dr. Bhagawan Koirala  Health crisis during and after the earthquake [Compatibility Mode] (Powerpoint)
  • Youth and Civil Societies Involvement by Mr. Ranjit Acharya (Powerpoint)
  • 2015 Earthquake: A private hospital experience by Dr. J.L. Baidya (Powerpoint)
  • Summary of Post Disaster Management from Government Side by Dr. Guna Raj Lohani (Powerpoint)

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 (Powerpoint)
  • Gorkha Earthquake Sequence2015- 20 Months After.... by Dr. Amod Mani Dixit (Powerpoint)
  • Highlights of Nepal Health Sector Support Strategy (2015-2020) by Mr. Bhogendra Raj Dotel (Powerpoint)
Home | Contact Us | Site Map
© 2014 - 2017 Health Link | All Rights Reserved
This website is managed by the Health Link Secretariat - The Britain Nepal Medical Trust
Website Design & CMS Web Development by Axil Creations
This website has been visited 12881 times.