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[Nepal FETP] Frontline contact session 1 of the 2nd cohort conducted in Kathmandu, April 8

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD), Nepal started the training of the second cohort of the FETP Frontline on April 8, 2023. The 1st contact session training of the second cohort was conducted in the National Health Training Center (NHTC), Kathmandu, Nepal.

20 government officials from 16 districts of Nepal from seven provinces attended the training from April 8 – 13, 2023: 16 were district public health officers, 1 was a hospital nursing inspector, 1 was a family health office, 1 was TB/Leprosy supervisor and 1 was a public health inspector. 20 mentors from various public health backgrounds and expertise also provided mentorship to the trainees. The facilitators were FETP first cohort graduates, experts from academicians, and SAFETYNET Nepal.

SAFETYNET has supported the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), Nepal both technically and logistically for the Frontline training cohorts. During this contact session, SAFETYNET country head for Nepal, Dr. Mallick Masum Billah, participated as a facilitator/trainer in the contact session.

Opening ceremony of FETP Second Cohort:

  • Dr. Dipendra Raman Singh, Director General of Health Services

  • Dr. Chuman Lal Das, Director, Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD)

  • Dr. Sameer Kumar Adhikari, Senior Health Administrator, Health Emergency and Disaster Management Unit, MoHP, Nepal

  • Dr. Mallick Masum Billah, Resident Advisor FETP, Nepal

Professor Kedar Baral, Professor, Patan Academy of Health Sciences, Nepal facilitated the training session

Dr. Lee Budhathoki, Associate Professor, Nepalese Army Institute of Health Sciences, facilitated the training session

FETP Mentor, Mr. Hem Raj Pandey, Senior Public Health Officer, in Mentor-Mentee Interaction

Self-experiment: Using RDT Kit for detecting Vibrio Cholerae in the Field level

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