Health Policy in Nepal: The Role of Community Health Workers
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Pacific)
Encina Hall, Third Floor, Central, C330
616 Jane Stanford Way, Stanford, CA 94305
This event is co-sponsored by Shorenstein APARC's Asia Health Policy Program and the Center for South Asia
In this colloquium, Dr. Panday will first provide a brief overview of population health in Nepal and the country’s healthcare system. She will then discuss her research on community health, primary healthcare, and improving the health status of women and children in Nepal, focusing on the role of female community health volunteers in maternal health care provision. Using participatory approaches (such as participatory video methods and policy workshops), the research team connected communities with policymakers, and is building upon that approach—in partnership with the local organisation PHASE Nepal—to improve utilisation of healthcare among marginalised populations in rural Nepal.