“Nepal Study Days” held in the United Kingdom

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London: Nepali and British scholars discussed different issues on health, education, gender and environment during the Nepal Study Days organized in the United Kingdom.  

The two-day Nepal Study Days (24-25 April, 2023) was organized jointly by Britain Nepal Academic Council (BNAC) and School of Human and Health Sciences, University of Huddersfield. 

During the conference, scholars and academics based in the UK and Nepal made their presentations on topics including health, education, gender and environment. 

The 20th Study days also celebrated the work of Prof Michael Hutt, Professor of Nepali and Himalayan Studies, at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), who took early retirement in late 2021. Papers presented discussed about the impact of federalization on health system, impact of Covid 19 on health services delivery and education in Nepal, state of disaster research, challenges on health care research, reintegration of returnee migrants, Nepal Family Cohort Study, dignified menstruation, tuberculosis care and cost of inpatient burn management in Nepal, among others. 

“We had interesting and stimulating presentations and discussions on a range of subjects related to Nepal,” said Prof Padam Simkhada, Professor of Global Health and Associate Dean at the University of Huddersfield and chairperson of the conference organizing committee. 

“We hope these academic discussions will also be able to provide important policy recommendations to policymakers in Nepal and beyond.” The BNAC was established in 2000 with a view to promote academic and scholarly links between Britain and Nepal through collaborative research, exchange programmes and organization of annual lectures, and seminars on areas of mutual interest to both British and Nepali academics and researchers.