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PhD in International Health from University of Leeds, UK, 2011

Sushil Chandra Baral

Managing Director

Dr. Sushil Chandra Baral is an experienced health and development expert with over 25 years of experience in research and development. Specializing in health systems, health policy, and planning at both national and international levels, Dr. Baral has played a pivotal role in communicable disease control, specifically Tuberculosis. He serves as a Managing Director at HERD International.

In the past, he worked as a Strategic Advisor for the Nepal Health Sector Support Programme demonstrating expertise in program-based operational research and the implementation of evidence-based best practices. Dr. Baral holds a PhD in International Public Health, with a focus on understanding tuberculosis treatment from patient perspectives. His cross-cutting experiences extend to education, violence against women, local governance, gender and inclusion, nutrition, migration, urban poor, humanitarian response, and social development.

With a commitment to health system strengthening, Dr. Baral has been actively involved in major projects, including Rebuild for Resilience (R4R) and Strengthening Urban Health System – CHORUS, among others. Dr. Baral’s dedication to public health is evident in his roles as a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health, UK, and as a Member of the Nepal Paramedic Association. His significant contributions have been recognized with a Special Contribution Award in COVID-19 Policy and Programmes by the Barbara Foundation. Through his extensive career, Dr. Baral has demonstrated a profound capability to handle diverse and complex tasks in the realm of health system research and development.

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