Conclave aims for robust discourse in health sectorThe organisers of the event said that the conclave on health is the first of its kind in the country and is expected to contribute to the ongoing debate on reforming health policies in the federal context.
Nepal Health Conclave, which is set to take place on the 6th of April 2021, is a joint effort of Triktal Production and young health professionals from the US Embassy Youth Council.
The theme of the conclave would be “Aarogyada: Living Healthier Together,” which also resonates with this year’s World Health Day theme of “Building a Fairer, Healthier World”.
The conclave is set to have four sessions, one of which will discuss Deconstructing Health Policy.
The organisers of the event said that the conclave on health is the first of its kind in the country and is expected to contribute to the ongoing debate on reforming health policies in the federal context.
The US Embassy in Kathmandu and the Ministry of Health and Population are the partners of the event.
Organisers have emphasised that it is essential to bring forth a robust discourse in the health sector to encourage key stakeholders to recognise the Covid-19 pandemic as an opportunity to redesign the fragile health system by critically examining current strategies and developing future demand-driven policies.
Mahendra Prasad Shrestha, a health coordinator at the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre, Dr Kiran Regmi, a former Health Secretary, Dr Dilip Sharma, the director at Standards and Accreditation at Medical Education Commission, and Professor Dr Sharad Onta, country coordinator for the People's Health Movement, will be featured in the panel where they will discuss the government’s strategy to stem the current rise of Covid-19 cases, and other issues.
The session will be moderated by a public health expert, Dr Sushil Chandra Baral, managing director at HERD International.
Due to the rising Covid-19 cases in the country, the session is planned to be an in-person event for speakers and panelists only. Participants could register to attend the event virtually and put forth their questions through the NHC’s website at www.nepalhealthconclave.com.