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National Conference On Revitalizing National Health System of Nepal in Federal Era: Pathway to Achieve SDG Goals

Background behind the conference

Nepal is in a transition period, reframing its central national system to a federal model. In the changing context of the health system there is an ongoing discussion with attempts to devise a viable health system. This change involves a significant devolution of power and resources from national to local level in many sectors including the health sector. 

The new Constitution places the responsibility for health service provision primarily with the seven new Provincial governments, with significant powers and responsibilities being further devolved to Urban and Rural Municipalities. All of this has put Nepal’s health system in a period of rapid, and far-reaching, transformational change, in both its organizational structure and in its broader political-economic environment.Traditionally, health sector resources in Nepal have been highly centralized. The new Constitution, by contrast, places responsibility for the provision of health services primarily with the seven new Provinces, with resources being further devolved down to Municipalities and rural Municipalities.

Nepal is committed towards the global agenda of paving developmental pathway to achieve SDG goals and targets. Looking at 17 SDG goals, SDG 3 goals is destined to Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.

There are several issues related to the goals, targets and indicators of 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development for Nepal. First, the targets are highly ambitious Examples include ending poverty, hunger and malnutrition, ending preventable newborns and under five child mortality, ending all forms of gender discrimination, and ending deprivation in basic services like safe water, sanitation. 

At the moment the issues of access, justice and equity are the major challenges our health system is facing. There is acute need to revitalize National Health system aspiring Federal principles to achieve the SDG goals and target. There is need to discuss intensively in this issues and devise proper policy, plan and programs to remodel our health system.

 

Why this conference?

Based on four themes, purpose of the Conference is to provide the platform where scholars from different professionals’ societies can engage the proactive discussions and fruitful exchanges on the Nepalese health system in Federal era and SDG goals and target achievements. The discussions will revolve around contentious issues in designing future strategies to address the need of Nepal and to achieve SDG goals.

Theme 1: Non communicable diseases

Theme 2: Communicable diseases

Theme 3: Maternal, child health and nutrition

Theme 4: Health insurance

 

Expected outcome

The Conference is expected to come up with the understanding in better way on the issues in the Nepalese health system in Federal Era and designing future strategies to address the need of Nepal and research to advancing the field. Likewise it’s expected to discuss and understand the challenges of Nepal and come up with designing the viable strategies as per our need.

 

Implications

The findings of the Conference will contribute to address the need of the country on contentious issues in existing health system challenges as well as opportunities and designing future strategies to address the need of Nepal and research to advancing National Health System.

 

CONFERENCE DESIGN

  1. Key note speech
  2. Plenary session with experts
  3. Oral presentations under different themes to allow more productive interaction and sharing
  4. Poster presentations under different themes
  5. Active involvement and sharing by scholars from universities of Nepal, professional societies researcher, policy makers and Health service Providers in a common platform.
  6. Declaration

This is to announce that School of Health and Allied Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Pokhara University calls for participation for the National conference on revitalizing national health system of Nepal in federal era: pathway to achieve SDG goals.

 

Call for Abstract

The Scientific Committee for National conference on revitalizing national health system of Nepal in federal era: pathway to achieve SDG goals [8th -9th July, 2019 (Ashad 23-24, 2076)] invites the submission of abstracts as an oral or poster presentation for the conference.

Deadline for abstract submission: 5 July 2019

Registration Deadlines: 5 July 2019

 

Registration Fee

Individual: NRs. 2000/- 5 July 2019

Institutional: NRs. 3500/- 5 July 2019

For participants fee must be paid through

Bank Name: KAMANA SEWA BIKAS BANK, Dhungepatan, Pokhara

Account Holder’s Name: School of Health and Allied Sciences

Account No: 01700300058337000001

 

Address

School of Health and Allied Sciences

Faculty of Health Sciences

Pokhara University

Pokhara Metropolitan City-30

Dhungepatan, Kaski, Nepal

Tel: +977-61-504036

       +977-61-504037

Website: https://pu.edu.np/

E-Mail: pokharahealthconference@gmail.com

Secretary: Organizing Committee

Associate Prof. Dipendra Kumar Yadav, PhD

Tel: +977-9856033787

 

National Conference On Revitalizing National Health System of Nepal in Federal Era: Pathway to Achieve SDG Goals

Guideline for oral presentation

There will be 2 parallel sessions under 4 themes in conference. Each theme has 100 minutes in total. Each concurrent oral presenter has been tentatively estimated for 15minutes to speak PLUS 5 minutes for questions and discussion, or will be changed accordingly, for which the presenter will be pre informed. You will be notified about 2 minutes before to finish your presentation.

Please arrive to your session at least 15 minutes before presentation time. It is set to meeting with the Moderator and session chair before your presentation time. Moderators and rapporteurs will be in the hall to ensure the session remains on time.

For an effective PowerPoint presentation, you may consider the followings:

  1. One slide per minute of time allocated to speak (i.e. 15 minutes = 15 slides).
  2. Use a template to ensure consistency from slide to slide and addition of your university/organization logo.
  3. Always check spelling and grammar.
  4. Use a times new roman font. Text should be 28 to 32 point.
  5. Use short statements or bulleted points.
  6. Attempt for no more than 6 bullet points per slide using font size 30 pt.
  7. Make sure figures and tables are legible and well-referenced.
  8. Do not overuse transitions and animations that may delay the presentations.
  9. Have a closing slide with your conclusions and implications.
  10. Include the end slide with your name, contact information (email, twitter, website etc.).

Send your presentation on given email address with proper labeling as indicated below till 5th July 2019 by 5:00 PM

Email:pokharahealthconference@gmail.com

File should be named as follows: Theme number, underscore, First name, underscore, and Last name of corresponding author.

For example:

For PowerPoint presentation:

Theme 1: Non communicable diseases

Theme 2: Communicable diseases

Theme 3: Maternal, child health and nutrition

Theme 4: Health insurance

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