Community engagement, Thematic Committee

Prof. Dr. Kedar Prasad Baral

On March 11, 2013, Prof Dr. Kedar Prasad Baral was appointed as the new Rector of the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) by the Honorable Minister of Health and Population (MoHP). His appointment was made on the recommendation of Prof Dr. Jay N Shah, the Vice Chancellor of PAHS, where Prof Baral also heads the Department of Community Health Sciences. Additionally, he leads the Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response Project (IPPRP), a research collaboration between the academy and the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, USA. This project supports the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in implementing a National Avian Influenza and Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan by developing selected referral service centers for virological and epidemiological surveillance.

Major publications:

  • Utilization of Basic Health Services at Primary Health Care Facilities During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Prevalence of and risk factors for overweight among adolescents of a sub-metropolitan city of Nepal
  • Relationship between Animal Sourced Food Consumption and Early Childhood Development Outcomes
  • Health sector readiness for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases: A multi-method qualitative assessment in Nepal
  • 158 Using co-design process to develop an integrated self-management intervention program for COPD patients in Nepal
  • Validation of mental agility test and personal qualities assessment tools for selecting medical students in Nepal