Education Qualification

MHSc- Global Health, 2018, Department of Community and Global Health, The University of Tokyo, Japan

Bachelor of Public Health (BPH), 2010, Nepal Institute of Health Sciences, Purbanchal University, Nepal

Bharat Raj Bhatta

Senior Officer - Health Systems Research

Mr. Bharat Raj Bhatta is a public health professional with a decade of experience in health research and programs. He holds expertise in research design and implementation, carrying out national-scale health surveys, data analysis, documentation, scientific writing and publication. He has also successfully led and managed several health projects. He is also skilled in disease surveillance and information system for surveillance, and has experience working in health emergency in the COVID-19 pandemic response in Nepal since its initial phase, working closely with the health system.

He possesses an in-depth understanding of the health system in Nepal with a proven ability to coordinate and work with the government health system at various levels. He has priorly worked with the World Health Organization as a Public Health Analyst. Besides, he has worked with Department of Health Services and other bilateral and international non-governmental organizations including GIZ and Corus International/Lutheran World Relief in areas of COVID-19, health sector recovery in the 2015 earthquake, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and strengthening the health information systems.

Bharat was a visiting scientist at The University of Tokyo for 2 years working on research and publication. His research interests include health systems, climate change and health, adolescent SRHR and non-communicable diseases. He aims to generate quality evidence through research for improved health systems and better health outcomes.

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