Schedule Two

Event Schedule
Tuesday, April 06, 2021
9:30 - 10:00 AM
Registration of attendees
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Welcome and opening remarks by Bishal Ghosh (Events Director, Trikal Productions) Speakers:
Dr. Rajesh Sambhajirao Pandav,WHO Representative to Nepal
His Excellency Ambassador Randy Berry, US Ambassador to Nepal
Hon. Hridayesh Tripathi, Health Minister of Nepal
Rt. Hon. KP Sharma Oli, Prime Minister, Nepal
11:00 - 12:00 AM
Session 01Health Literacy - Agenda for All

A population level with comprehensive understanding of the existing health care system is needed to consider every aspect of health care. A literate citizen on health will assist in planning for future needs, mapping the appropriate resources, and helps to bridge the connection between cost and quality outcomes including technology, quality, and research in medicine and public health. Thus, NHC aims to work towards finding credible solutions from the community itself by making them aware about health practices implied and the real ground root scenario.

12:00 - 12:05 PM
Remarks by Ms. Anna Richie Allen
12:05 - 12:15 PM
Keynote Speeches by Dr. Anshu Banerjee
12:15 - 1:15 PM
Session 02 COVID-19 pandemic and SDGs

The evolving situation of COVID-19 has brought uncertainty in health and economy with various impacts across the world While a lot of progress was being made in achieving SDG goals, COVID-19 threatens to reverse the outcomes. Poor and vulnerable people from low resource settings like Nepal are disproportionately affected due to fragile health systems, inadequate resources and poor leadership. There, NHC strives to promote a global agenda in the healthcare sector to establish a platform on which healthcare experts can exchange ideas and discuss strategies to transform this ineffective system into a capable one.

1:15 - 1:40 PM
1:45 - 2:45 PM
Session 03Deconstructing Health Policy

In a developing country like Nepal, disease outbreaks like COVID-19 pandemic have exposed how loopholes of the existing health system. In this scenario, health care professionals need to have a concise understanding of the existing health care system to provide quality services considering all political, economic, environmental and policy-related dimensions of health care. So, analyzing our health policies will be insightful towards understanding how health policies must evolve in order to meet the needs of a changing public health demand.

3:00 - 3:15 PM
Keynote speeches : Dr Basant Pant
3:15- 4:15 PM
Session 04The Role of Mainstream Media for Healthier Nepal

Media plays a vital role to make society and communities see in which state they are. Having the incorporation of different aspects of the society and coverage of every in and out of it, the media has a huge responsibility to poke and underline every deed performed in the health sector of the country. A healthy discourse, how? The media in Nepal should come forth with a different interventional approach to peek at the reality and recommend what has to be crafted in policies and play the role of a monitor to safeguard the investment and resources for its long-term impact in attaining healthy and sustainable Nepal.

4:15 - 5:15 PM
Closing remarks by speakers and ‘Aarogyada’ Honor Ceremony Speakers:
Dr. Krishna Man Shakya, Vice President, Nepal Public Health Association (NEPHA)
Dr. Lochan Karki, President, Nepal Medical Association (NMA)
Mr. Karl Rogers, Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy
Vote of Thanks
Ms. Prakriti Dhakal, Project Lead (Saptaha Aajiwan)