The Dynamics of Health in Nepal
Edited by Sharada Prasad Wasti, Padam Simkhada & Edwin van Teijlingen
2015, pp. xiv+240
ISBN: 978 9937 2 9095 1
Nepal has experienced tremendous social, economic and political transformations in recent years. This is true of the health sector as well. But despite strong advances in the provision of services, health as an agenda for research has not been fully explored. This book is an attempt to highlight the developments that have taken place in different aspects of this sector and also to bridge the practice of and research on health in Nepal. Each chapter in this book is set within the social and cultural environment of the wider society dealing with topics that range from modernisation of health care, media and health, prevention of injury, attitudes traditional and modern, care of the elderly to a host of other public health concerns. The Dynamics of Health in Nepal will prove essential reading to anyone interested in a contemporary understanding of Nepal’s public health situation.
Sharada Prasad Wasti holds a Master’s degrees in Health Care Management and in Population Studies from Nepal and an MSc in International Health from the University of Aberdeen and a PhD in Public
Health from the University of Sheffield, UK. He has worked in the field of public health for over a decade in Nepal and has published a number of articles in the field of global health issues. He is working as a Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor in Family Health International (FHI 360) Nepal on an HIV/AIDS programme funded project by the World Bank since 2013.
Padam Simkhada holds a PhD in International Public Health and is a professor at Liverpool John Moores University, UK. He has an MSc in Public Health and Health Promotion from Brunel University, London, and a PhD from Southampton University, UK. He has published over 100 papers and book chapters. He holds visiting professor positions in Nepal, India and UK. Before he moved to Liverpool, he was Senior Lecturer in Sheffield University, Programme Co-ordinator and Lecturer in International Health at the University of Aberdeen. He has worked for Save the Children (UK) and the Ministry of Health in Nepal.
Edwin van Teijlingen holds a PhD in Sociology and he is a professor at Bournemouth University, UK. He is a medical sociologist, trained at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland. He has studied public health for over two decades, and he has published more than 200 papers and book chapters. He is Visiting Professor at London Metropolitan University, UK; Nobel College, Nepal; and Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, Nepal.