Shreedhar Paudel, MD, MPH

President
Born and raised in Dang, Nepal, Shreedhar Paudel is a medical graduate from the Institute of Medicine, Kathmandu, Nepal. He is a public health professional trained in Global Health, a psychiatrist with specialization in community psychiatry and schizophrenia at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA. Dr. […]
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Drona Pandeya,MS-CLS, MLS/SC(ASCP)

Vice President
Drona Pandeya is a board-certified Medical Laboratory Scientist. He has over a decade of experience working in a clinical laboratory. He currently works as a Laboratory Supervisor at Clinical Pathology Laboratories, Sonic Healthcare USA. He completed his master’s and Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston […]
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Sushrusha Arjyal, MD

Vice-President
Sushrusha is an Attending Psychiatrist  and a Sleep specialist at Duke University Hospital. She is an  Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and an Assistant Professor in the department of Neurology at Duke University. She did her residency at Berkshire Medical Center, Massachusetts. She finished her fellowship from Wake Forest University at Winston Salem, NC. She has […]
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Susant Gurung, MD

General Secretary
Dr. Gurung is an Internal Medicine Resident at Saint Vincent Hospital, Massachusetts. He had completed medical school at Kathmandu Medical College, affiliated with Kathmandu University.He is interested in preventive medicine and health care delivery in the rural area. He enjoys hiking and camping. 
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Jhabindra Ghimire

Treasurer
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Sumesh Khanal, MD

Secretary
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Yadav Pandey, MD

Deputy Executive Director
Yadav is currently a Hematology-Oncology Fellow at the Medical University of South Carolina. He completed his medical school at Kathmandu Medical College in Nepal and his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He started his journey with Health Foundation Nepal in 2013 as a volunteer physician in Dang. He is […]
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Mukesh Adhikari

Director of Research, Education and Strategic Initiatives
Mukesh Adhikari is currently a Ph.D. student in Health Policy and Management at the University of North Carolina Gilling’s School of Global Public Health. His minor is health economics. He is keenly interested in exploring the economics of health care access and health care quality in low and middle-income countries.
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Ramu Kharel, MD, MPH, DTM&H

Director of Development
Dr. Ramu Kharel is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and practices clinically in Providence, RI. He received his Medical Doctorate from UT Southwestern and his Masters of Public Health from Harvard University. He also has a diploma in tropical medicine and hygiene. He completed a global emergency […]
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Niraj Neupane, MD

Director of Member Services
Niraj was born in Itahari Sunasari and did his MBBS in Nepal Medical college. He did his MD in Rochester Regional Health. His future plans are to become a Hematologist/ Oncologist.
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Lajja Uprety

Director of Communications
Lajja is a first year MSPH Student in Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in the International Health: Health Systems department.  Her interests are in global health, maternal and neonatal health, and mental health. In her free time she likes to read, paint, and make creative contents.
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Board Members:

  • Dr. Aditya Joshi
  • Andrew Kanter
  • Dr. Bhibhuti Adhikari
  • Dr. Bishal Belbase
  • Dr. Kamal Wagle
  • Lajja Upreti
  • Dr. Manoj Bhandari
  • Mukesh Adhikari
  • Dr. Niraj Neupane
  • Dr. Ramu Kharel
  • Dr. Sharada Paudel
  • Suchana Chaulagain
  • Sadhana Pandey
  • Saori Gurung
  • Dr. Siddartha Bhandari
  • Dr. Suresh Paudel
  • Dr. Yashashwi Pokharel

Life Members:

  • Andrew kanter, MD, MPH
  • Anupama Sapkota
  • Binaya R Dahal, MD
  • Dinesh Mainali, MD
  • Dinesh Subedi, MD
  • Kamal Wagle, MD, MPH
  • Khagendra Dahal, MD
  • Madan R Aryal, MD
  • Manoj Bhandari, MD
  • Manoj Bhattarai, MD
  • Pratima Ghimire, MD
  • ​Rachana Thapa, MD
  • Rajesh Shrestha, MD
  • Shreedhar Paudel, MD, MPH
  • Yagna R Bhattarai, MD
  • Ayush pathak
  • ​Ichhaya Pathak, MD
  • Ashok Devkota, MD
  • Yadav Pandey, MD

General Members:

  • Astha Joshi, MD
  • Andrew B Trotter, MD, MPH
  • Vijaya Raj Bhatt, MD
  • Madan K Badal, MD
  • Stephen Clark, MD
  • Jhabindra Ghimire
  • Dhani Ram Sapkota
  • Astha Joshi, MPH
  • Jharendra Rijal, MD
  • Bikash Chapagain, MD
  • Rabin Dahal, MD
  • Sansrita Nepal, MD
  • Prashant Koirala, MD
  • Devendra KC, MD
  • Aruna Phayal, MD
  • Shambhu Aryal, MD
  • Shashi Sigdel, MD
  • Sabita Budhathoki, MD
  • Sharina Rajbhandari, MD
  • Saurav Baral, MD

Prem Basel

PhD fellow – Immediate past President
Mr. Basel has been working as a University lecturer in Epidemiology at Maharajgunj Medical Campus, Institute of Medicine since 2011. He is passionate on academia and overall public health development in Nepal and elsewhere. Currently he is also attached with Tampere University, Finland as a Doctoral Researcher particularly in the field of Maternal Mental Health. […]
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Dr. Ranjan Sapkota

MD, MS – President
Dr. Sapkota is a senior and specialist cardiothoracic surgeon, associate professor and social worker. He is working as a residency senior surgeon in Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center, (TU, Institute of Medicine). Apart from leading the technical and clinical teams, His contribution was also in making the expensive cardiac surgeries accessible to the general […]
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Rajan Paudel

MA, MPH, MPhil, PhD fellow – General Secretary
Mr Rajan Paudel, currently working as a General Secretary (also a founding General Secretary) of Health Foundation Nepal has a significant role in establishing HFN, Nepal Chapter. He led a first baseline survey in Saudiyar and Laxmipur VDCs of Dang district to initiate a first project (Child nutrition) of HFN in Nepal. He established a […]
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Dr. Achyut Raj Karki

MD – Secretary
A Doctor of Medicine in General Practice (MDGP), Dr Karki, is a senior consultant medical generalist at Bir Hospital, who not only has headed in strengthening primary health care of districts of Nepal but also has headed management and clinics of community hospitals in remote districts of Nepal. Dr Karki who has sound experience in […]
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Min Raj Adhikari

MA, M.ED, M.Phil – Treasurer
Mr. Adhikari, currently working as a Treasurer and co-founder of Health Foundation Nepal. He has a significant role in establishing HFN, Nepal Chapter. He assessed the need of the stakeholders (community people, FCHVs, In-charge of the Health posts, and DPHO) of the community in former Saudiyar and Laxmipur VDCs of Dang district to initiate a […]
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Dr. Saraswati Dhungana

MD – Member
Dr. Saraswati Dhungana has 8 years of experience in Psychiatry and is currently affiliated with the Institute of Medicine Kathmandu, Nepal. She received her postgraduate degree from the same university in 2013. She is also a doctoral candidate at the University of Oslo. She is passionate about mental health and has special interest in adult […]
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Mona Giri

MPH – Member
Public health professional with more than 10 years of experience. She completed her master in Public Health from Institute of Medicine (IOM) and has a demonstrated history of working in sexual and reproductive health (SRH) with specific focus on adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) and also in maternal and child health services.  She has […]
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Madan Raj Bhatt

MPH – Immediate Past Executive Director
Mr. Madan Raj Bhatt is a ‘Public Health Expert’ working in Nepal with extensive experiences of designing and implementing health projects, specially USAID-funded Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCAH) projects, and providing technical assistance to government and implementing agencies with special focus on women of reproductive age, rural, marginalized and underserved populations. He […]
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Prayas Gautam

MPH – Program Manager
Prayas Gautam is a dedicated and motivated young Public Health Professional with more than 2years of involvement in the field of organizational management. He holds a master’s degree inPublic health from Tribhuvan University in the year 2019. He has a background in monitoring,evaluation, and research. Prayas has prior experience working in an academic institution andwith […]
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Bikash Silwal

LLB, MPA – Admin Finance Officer
Mr. Silwal has been working in HFN since 2015. He has more than 15 years of professional experience in business management, account, finance, and administrative works in the private sectors, NGOs, and I/NGOs. He is happy to meet and work with many distinguished personalities and experts in public health, and medical professionals. He believes we […]
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Susagya Bhusal

Public Health Officer
Susagya Bhusal is public health graduate. She believes that the team members of the project here in Nepal and abroad are highly qualified and supportive. Dang, being her hometown and birthplace, has added more interest in her to work and serve the community there and to contribute to the sector of health.
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Shiva Raj Poudel

Admin and Finance Associate
Mr. Shiva is an administrative and financial associate. He has been assessing the Field Office of HFN’s financial and administrative operations.
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Giri Raj Paudel

Operation and Construction Associate
Mr. Giri Raj Paudel is an Associate in Operations and Construction. He has been working in HFN since 2017.
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Purnima Poudel

Public Health Nurse
Ms. Purnima Paudel is a Public Health Nurse and she has been working since the beginning of HFN. She is from the same municipality we serve. 
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Sunny Chetteri

Medical Officer
Sunny is a medical graduate from BPKIHS, Dharan. He has worked previously at BhairahawaDistrict Hospital. He currently works as a Medical Officer for the NCD Nepal project. He isinterested in enhancing accessibility of health services to the resource limited regions. He iseager to learn from interactions with those driving the field forward and from those […]
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Arun Shrestha

Medical Officer
Arun Shrestha is medical officer working in NCD Study Nepal. He completed his MBBS fromB.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan and worked as a medical officer at KarnaliAcademy of Health Sciences, Jumla for 2 years. He has always been intrigued about researchand community oriented program which motivated him to join HFN where there are […]
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Er. Roshan Adhikari

Engineering Consultant
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Sashin Ghimire

Sashin Ghimire

Communications Manager
Sashin Ghimire is an industrious and driven young Public Health Professional with over three years of experience in Health Communications. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Public Health from Pokhara University and possesses a solid foundation in Digital Marketing for Healthcare and Health Communications. Sashin has previous work experience at Norvic International Hospital and is […]
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Manila-Shrestha

Manila Shrestha

Registered Nurse
Manila Shrestha is a registered nurse and has been in the health sector for more than 6 years. Shereceived her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Purbanchal University. During her career, Manilahas worked as a nursing instructor for several years and her responsibilities included supervising,mentoring and leading the nursing students in both theoretical as well as […]
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Yashoda Oli

Psychosocial Counselor
Ms. Yashoda Oli works for Health Foundation Nepal on a Mental Health project in Dang. Her passion is social service, and she is happy to work with HFN and the community.
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Shirish Khakda

Health Assistant
Shirish Khadka,has completed my Proficiency Certificate Level at Martyrs Memorial Institute ofScience and Technology. Shirish is currently working as Health Assistant in Health FoundationNepal as a Health Assistant. He has great interest to work in community that motivated him tojoin HFN. He is primarily more responsible for NCD Nepal project. He is enjoying his work […]
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Bhumika GM

Psychosocial Counselor
Ms. Bhumika works as a psychosocial counsellor. She has been engaged since 2018. She has worked in Maternal Mental Health and has seen a range of mental health issues, negative thoughts, societal stigma, and superstition during her career.
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Bina Neupane

Office Helper
Her name is Bina Neupane. She has been working in HFN since 2020. She is office helper andhas been supporting HFN with her responsibilities.
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