Switching to Public Health from Clinical Paediatrics – a Reminiscence by Dr. Badri Raj Pande
Dr. Badri Raj Pande has been working in different positions in the Nepalese Health System since 1959. From 1959 to 1988 he has served the Nepal government as a medical officer, pediatrician, Assistant Director of DoHS, Deputy and later chief of Nepal family planning and MCH Project, Member Secretary to Population Policies Coordination Board, National Commission on Population, and Chief Planning officer in Ministry of Health. After 1988 he got engaged with WHO in Eastern Mediterranean Region as well as South East Asian Region. He has been one of the founding members of FPAN, Nepal Pediatric Society, Nepal Eye Hospital, Nepal Public Health Foundation, Nepal Health Economics Association, and the Rotary Club of Budhanilkhantha.
In the 8th Nepal Public Health Foundation Nepal Lecture, Dr. Pande delivered his lecture on “Switching to Public Health from Clinical Pediatricians” in June 2016. In the lecture, he shared his experiences from his long journey in the health sector working with various governmental and non-governmental institutions.
A certificate of appreciation was awarded to the resource person and concluding remarks were given by Dr. Mahesh K. Maskey, Executive Chair of NPHF.
NPHF lectures are one of the major events to foster collective actions of professionals around the common agenda of Public Health.