Discussing health literacy at Nepal Health ConclaveThe first session on April 6 will feature a wide range of panelists from health and education sectors.
Nepal Health Conclave 2021, which is going to take place on April 6, will see a wide range of panelists from the health and education sectors to discuss Nepal’s health sector, plans and policy gaps and health literacy.
The conclave is an initiative of the media and journalism team at Trikal Productions and health professionals within the US Embassy Youth Council. The event, a first-of-its-kind interactive and public discourse on the status of Nepal’s health sector, is supported by the Ministry of Health and Population and the US Embassy in Kathmandu.
According to the organisers, the first panel discussion will feature Professor Bidya Nath Koirala, former department head at Tribhuvan University, Dr Rajendra Prasad Koju, dean of Kathmandu University School of Education, Dr Bhagwan Koirala, chief cardiac surgeon at Manmohan Cardiothoracic, Vascular and Transplant Centre, and Dr Aruna Upreti, a public health specialist.
The session will be moderated by Bonita Sharma, co-founder and CEO of SOCHAI foundation.
“The objective of the session is to identify various factors that contribute to health illiteracy and analyse the efficacy and shortcomings of the programmes that have been introduced,” the organisers said in a statement. “Especially in light of Covid-19 literacy efforts, the panel will discuss the strategies that worked and were effective.”
The organisers said they hope that the session will help map out various stakeholders’ roles and responsibilities to fill the existing health literacy gaps and ensure nation-wide health literacy.
The Nepal Health Conclave will take place as a physical event for only the speakers and panelists, given the Covid-19 guidelines issued by the government, at Hotel Yak and Yeti.
Additional participants can register to attend the event virtually, as well as put forth questions for the panelists through NHC 2021’s website www.nepalhealthconclave.com.
The Post is the media partner of the event, which will be broadcast live on Facebook and on Kantipur Television and the Nepal Health Conclave Facebook page.