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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.
Sarita Panday 2018-19 Developing Asia Health Policy Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford’s Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). She is also an honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield (U.K.), where she has her Ph.D. in Public Health. She also holds a Masters degree in Public Health and Health Management from Australia, and a Bachelor in Science in Nursing from Nepal. Dr. Panday received Australian Leadership Award and has ten years of research experience focused on health policy in South Asia with a primary focus on Nepal.