11th Nepal Public Health Foundation Lecture by Dr. Benu Bahadur Karki via ZOOM | Lecture Series 2020

“Public health Development in Nepal Challenges and Opportunities”:- Dr. Benu Bahadur Karki

11th Nepal Public Health Foundation Lecture was delivered by Dr. Benu Bahadur Karki, Health and Development Associates, who is the former chief of the Policy, Planning, and Foreign Aid Monitoring Division, Department of Health Service (DHS) and an eminent personality in the field of Public Health.

Dr. karkideleved into the history of public health , the department of public health in Nepal, and the challanages and opportunities it poses while introducing various public health programs along side a brief history of Nepals’ tactics to tackle public health challanges in this lecture.

NPHF lectures are one of the major events to foster collective actions of professionals around the common agenda of Public Health.


11th Nepal Public Health Foundation Lecture was successfully completed on 30 June, 2020 via ZOOM conference at 11:00 AM. 

NPHF has been organizing public health lecture as its core activity every year inviting eminent public health professionals on June 30 to foster collective action of people around common agendas of public health.

The inaugural lecture was delivered on 2010 by Mr. Kul Chandra Gautam on “10+2 Agendas for Public Health”. In 2011, another lecture was delivered by Prof. Dr. Mathura Prasad Shrestha on “Understanding Public Health: Conceptual and Philosophical Foundations. Similarly, 3rd Lecture was delivered in 2012 by Dr. Mrigendra Raj Pandey on “Control of Non-Communicable Diseases: Scientific, Social, Spiritual Perspective”. Likewise, 4th lecture in 2013 was on the topic “Public Health Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow” by Dr. Hemang Dixit. In 2014, 5th lecture was delivered by Dr Rita Thapa on “Changing Public Health Paradigm: Improving Family Planning-Maternal and Child Health in Nepal. The 6th lecture of 2015 was delivered by Dr. B. D Chataut on “Unveiling the Debate on Euthanasia”. In the same way, 7th lecture was delivered by Dr. Buddha Basnyat on “From a Reluctant Researcher to Public Health Advocacy: my life and times”. Finally, the last years 8th lecture was delivered by Dr. Badri Raj Pande on “Switching to Public Health from Clinical Pediatrics: a reminiscence.” 9th lectutre was conducted by Dr Dharma Sharna Manandar on the topic :” My adventure in Public health research” and the 10th lecture was delivered by Dr Suniti Acharya on the topic “health development, equity and universal health coverage in federal Nepal”

NPHF has completed 10 years and this year is the 11th Lecture . This year we have invited Dr Benu Bahadur Karki an eminent personality in Public Health to deliver the lecture on “Public Health Development in Nepal; Challenges and Opportunities”. Link here