TGHN Nepal First Research Club meeting on “Maternal and Neonatal Health”

The Global Health Network Nepal 1st Research Club meeting was conducted on Maternal and Neonatal Health on 14th sept, 2023. The main agenda of the meeting was to discuss strategies and initiatives aimed at reducing Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) and Neonatal Mortality Rate (NMR) in the Lumbini Province of Nepal. It was the first session of the Research Club meeting under The Global Health Network (TGHN), Nepal.

The Research Club is being established as one of the key activities within TGHN, Nepal which is aimed at fostering informal gatherings for the cross fertilization of ideas among experts and professionals in the field of public health.

Nepal Public Health Foundation’s 14th Annual General Meeting

Nepal Public Health Foundation (NPHF) successfully organized its 14th Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 14th sept, 2023. Dr. Senendra Raj Uprety, Former Secretary, Ministry of Health and Population, and Ms. Daya Laxmi Vaidya, Assistant Professor of NAMS and KUSHS were awarded for their continuous contribution in the field of Public Health.

Pesticide Minimization for Sustainable Agriculture : Advocating and Engaging Multi-sector Stakeholders

The event titled “Pesticide Reduction for Sustainable Agriculture: Stakeholder Engagement and Advocacy” was held on 1 st September, 2023 at CMT Resort, Bharatpur, Chitwan . The program was initiated welcome remarks in the following event was delivered by Prof. Dr. Sharad Raj Onta, Founding General Secretary,Nepal Public Health Foundation and Central Steering Committee member of the project Farming Health and Environment . Additionally, the brief presentation on the project was given by Ms. Samana Sharma, Project Manager of FHEN. This event was successfully completed along with a total of four sessions followed by the concluding remarks by Prof. Dr. Adhinav Vaidya, Board member, NPHF and Project co-ordinator of FHEN.

Group photo after the Program

The objectives of the program were to exchange knowledge and experience by trained personnel for pesticide minimization, to address practices, needs and challenges related to organic certification and consumption patter, establishing pesticide minimization as the main agenda in public health field, prioritizing their practices and making efforts for advocacy and to involve the policy makers in the
discussion of Organic farming, market stabilization and consolidation of the consumer forum.

The program was attended by respected dignitaries from provincial, federal and municipal levels and agriculture stakeholders Farmers, pesticide retailers, FCHVs and health workers who had received training from our project FHEN where they reflected their experiences and practice regarding Pesticide minimization.

Participants of the Program