DesignationFounding Chair and Executive Chief
A prominent public health expertise. His focus and expertise includes Perinatal epidemiology, health policy and planning, health systems research and the generation of evidence for health policy formulation on a national and international level. He was a member of Advisory Council for Health Research of World Health Organization South East Asia Region. Between 2006 and 2009, he was the Executive Chair to the Nepal Health Research Council, Government of Nepal. During this time, he was also Advisor to the Honourable Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population, Mr. Amik Serchan, Chair of High level Health Policy Advisory Committee of Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal, and Chair of the South Asian Forum for Health Research. He is a published author and had presented papers in many regional and international conferences. During 2007 to 2010, he contributed in the drafting of Three year interim health plan of Government of Nepal. In 2006, he designed targeted free health care services in district hospitals and primary health care centres, and Universal free health care services in sub health post and health post level in Nepal. He has also been chair of High Level Health Policy Advisory Committee, Ministry of Health where he had to coordinate the panel of distinguished health policy experts for policy feedback to MoH. He has also been a teaching assistant in Epidemiology and Bio statistics, Boston University, USA, in 1997 to 2000. During 1987, he was Assistant Professor in Institute of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and Family Health. He has served as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal to People’s Republic of China (2012- 2016).