Dr. Rajendra Kumar BC did his Master’s degree in Biochemistry (major nutritional biochemistry) from the Faculty of Science, M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India (1992-1993), Post Graduate Training Course in Community Medicine from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka (1998), and PhD degree in Tropical Medicine (major Epidemiology) from Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand in the year 2003. He has taken variety of internationally recognized short course trainings from Harvard University (USA), The University of Alabama (USA), Queen Margret University (UK), European Educational Programme in Epidemiology (Italy), Danish International Development Assistance (Denmark), Health Systems Research Institute (Thailand),Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Indian Council of Medical Research (India), etc.
He has a long history of working (more than 17 years) in the variety of health and related fields, and has extensive experiences in conducting and leading variety of projects in Nepal as well as fostering linkages & establishing a very good networking & coordination between government, non-government, external development partners, and academic institutions. He has presented 68 various kinds of papers in different kinds of national and international level workshops, meetings and conferences, and published more than 50 research based articles and study reports. He is the Founder & Executive Board Member of Nepal Public Health Foundation. He has been affiliated and worked with Nepal Health Research Council as Research Advisor for two and half years and as Chief Research Officer for more than a decade. He is the Life Member of Nepal Public Health Association, Immediate past president of Sahara Paramarsa Kendra, General Secretary of Himalayan Association for STI-AIDS, and Chairman of Ojus Ayurveda Hospital & Research Centre Private Limited.
He is the one who extensively worked on Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for health sector and also on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for overall sectors with the support from National Planning Commission (NPC)/UNDP. His work on MDGs and SDGs has been acknowledged in the various publications made by NPC. Apart from these, he was also involved in preparing national level research guidelines (especially for research ethics and institutional review committee) and policy for conducting health research in Nepal. He contributed a lot during the preparation of national health policy (June 2014) and his contribution has been included in the health research section of the health policy. Very recently he involved himself in National Micronutrient Survey in Nepal with the support from UNICEF Nepal and CDC Atlanta USA, and also in landscape analysis on rice fortification in Nepal with the support from UN WFP.