About Program

Welcome to NMA National Health Summit 2023

The National Health Summit is a key event for all stakeholders of Nepal's health ecosystem to bring together major stakeholders in our public health sector to discuss important issues regarding Nepal's healthcare system, share knowledge and experience, as well as find collective solutions to current problems. The 3rd NMA National Health Summit was conducted on 26th and 27th November 2023 on "Advancing to Quality Health Service Delivery; Opportunities and Challenges "

Who Are Invited

Special Invitation

Mohan Bahadur Basnet

Hon'ble Minister, MoHP

Mohan Bahadur Basnet

Hon'ble Minister, MoHP

Dr. Roshan Pokhrel

Secretary, MoHP

Dr. Roshan Pokhrel

Secretary, MoHP

Dr Anjani Kumar Jha

Vice Chairperson , MEC

Dr Anjani Kumar Jha

Vice Chairperson , MEC
Event Details

Programme Schedule

8:30 AM (DAY 1)

Breakfast

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9:30 AM

Achievements of the Second NMA National Health Summit Chairperson

Panelist

Dr. Roshan Pokhrel (Secretary, MOHP)

Prof. Dr Bhagawan Koirala (Visiting Professor, NAMS)

Mr. Mahesh Kharel (Mayor, Panchkhal Municipality)

Dr. Lochan Karki (Immediate Past President, NMA)

Moderator

Ms. Sama Thapa (Associate Editor, AP1 Television Parbati Marga, Thapathali, Kathmandu, Nepal)

10:45 AM

Quality education for better health care

Dr. Anjani Kumar Jha - Chairman, MEC

Panelist

Dr. Anil Bikram Karki (President, NMA)

Prof. Dr. Gyanendra Man Singh Karki (President, Association of Private Medical and Dental Colleges Nepal)

Prof. Dr. Dilip Sharma (Director, MEC)

Mr Shiba Kumar Sapkota Joint Secretary, Spokesperson, MOE)

Mr Padam Khadka (Vice President, Association of Private Health Institution Nepal)

Moderator

Dr. Subash Pyakurel (Founder, Health Concern Pvt. Ltd.)

12:00 PM

Lunch

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1:00 PM

Challenges in implementing Health Protection Act Chairperson

Dr Kedar Narsingh KC - Past President

Panelist

Dr Bikash Devkota, Additional Secretary, MoHP

Mr Narayan Prasad Bhattarai, Joint Secretary, Home Ministry

Ms Nirmala Adhikari Bhattarai, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affair

Mr Saroj Dhungel, President, Health Journalists Forum Nepal

Mr. Madhav Timalsina, Consumer Right Activist

Dr. Lochan Karki, Immediate Past President, Nepal Medical Association

Moderator

Mr Padam Raj Joshi, Editor in Chief, Health Today

2:15 PM

Strengthening Safe Health Care Delivery

Dr. Dipendra Raman Singh - Additional Secretary, MoHP

Panelist

Dr Anil Bikram Karki (President, NMA)

Dr. Md. Razik Alam (Mayor, Rajpur Municipality)

Dr. Sudha Devkota (Secretary, Health Ministry, Koshi Province)

Mr. Bhakta Bahadur Hamal (President, Chemical & Medical Suppliers Association of Nepal, CHEMSAN)

Mr Mahesh Pradhan (President, Association of Pharmaceutical Producers of Nepal)

Moderator

Mr. Prabin Dhakal (Editor, Swasthya Khabar)

3:30 PM

Tea Break

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8:00 AM (DAY 2)

Breakfast

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9:00 AM

Health Economics for Resilient Healthcare Systems

Honorable Mr. Gagan Kumar Thapa - Member of the Parliament

Panelist

Honorable Mr. Prakash Pantha (Member of the Parliament)

Prof. Dr. Shiva Adhikari (TU, Health Economics)

Dr. Ram Prasad Ghimire (Revenue Secretary)

Dr. Krishna Prasad Paudel (Chief Policy Planning and Monitoring Division, MoHP)

Moderator

Mr. Bhogendra Dotel (Former Director, Department of health services, Ministry of Health and Population)

10:15 AM

Antimicrobial Resistance

Prof. Dr. Arjun Karki - Chief Consultant and Chair Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, HAMS Hospital

Panelist

Prof. Dr. Janak Koirala (Department of Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Patan Academy of Health Sciences)

Jyoti Acharya (Chief Medical Technologists, Microbiologists, NAMS, Bir, Hospital)

Mr. Pan Bahadur Chettri (Senior Drug Administrator, Department of Drug Administration)

Dr. Nabin Upadhyaha (Veterinary Officer, Government of Nepal)

Mr. Bhagwan Shrestha (Country Director, Family Health International)

Moderator

Dr. Ritu Amatya (Project Director for Fleming Fund Country Grant for Nepal)

11:30 AM

Health Systems for Inclusive Care

Dr. Gauri Shankal Lal Das - Former member, National Human Rights Commission

Panelist

Honorable Ms. Kantika Sejwal (MP, Jumla)

Prof. Dr. Archana Amatya (Executive Director, , NSI)

Prof. Dr. Madhu Dixit Devkota (Executive Chairperson, Upendra Devkota Memorial National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences)

Dr Khurshid Alam Hyder (Public Health Administrator, World Health Organization, Nepal)

Mr. Narayan Dhakal (Director General, DDA)

Moderator

Ms. Rosy Shah KC (Reporter)

1:15 PM

Lunch

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3:00 PM

End of Program

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