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Anil Thapa

GFMER Coordinator for Nepal

Anil Thapa
Anil Thapa
MSc in Public Health (MPH), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Monitoring, Evaluation and Research (MER) Officer, Jhpiego Nepal
Email: anilthapa99@gmail.com

Mr. Thapa is a public health graduate from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. He brings over extensive experience working with non-government organization like (Group for Technical Assistance) as Research Coordinator and Organization Development Manager, overseeing multiple health research and surveillance activities; further with Government of Nepal as District Coordinator in District Public Health Office, Lalitpur, overseeing HIV/AIDS and STIs program. Currently, he is leading the Monitoring, Evaluation and Research department at Jhpiego Nepal as MER Officer, based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Moreover, since 2016, he is working as visiting lecturer for various colleges teaching Bachelor in Public Health students on epidemiology and software applications in public health.

In addition, Mr. Thapa was part of different studies supported by Johns Hopkins University, Sabin Vaccine Institute, International Vaccine Institute, WaterAid UK and United Nations during his tenure with the NGO. The studies focused on adolescent health, WASH, enteric diseases and immunization.

Furthermore, Mr. Thapa took the GFMER course, “From research to practice: Training course on sexual and reproductive health research” during 2012 and took part in the intensive research training at WHO, Geneva during September 2013. Since 2013, he is representing Nepal as Coordinator for the same.

Areas of Interest

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, sexual health research.