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Govinda Dahal

Position: 
Senior Researcher
Organization: 
Population Health, University of Ottawa, Canada

Govinda Dahal is a Senior Researcher working with the Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa. He is also the Executive Director of Canada Foundation for Nepal (CFFN), an Ottawa based not for profit organization. He has actively engaged in research innovation in the area of population health, especially focusing on education and prevention of diabetes; effect of rapid HIV testing on HIV incidence and services; health of adolescents and youth; and social determinants of health and health equity. He has contributed as writer and editor for “The Health of Canada’s Children and Health”- a powerful scientific accounts of children and youth health in Canada. He coordinated a book writing project “Sustainable Livelihood Systems in Nepal: Principles, Practices and Prospects” and co-edited it. Forty scientists from Canada, USA, Australia, UK, Switzerland and Nepal contributed for this book to support Nepal’s sustainable development. He also supports Nepal through his expertise by providing technical support to ‘Nepal Health Research Council’ to conduct scientific research for producing evidence based health policies, and also to promote quality health care in Nepal’s hospital systems working with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and the General Hospital, Ottawa, Canada. He also supports an expert team for providing teachers’ trainings to promote the quality of early child care education in Nepal, and to promote adult education through the Open University initiative. He previously worked for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Geneva, World Health Organization, Geneva, DFID Health Resource Center, UK and Johns Hopkins University, Nepal office. He holds a PhD degree in Epidemiology/Demography from the University of Southampton, UK, and MA in Demography and Public Health from Australian National University, Canberra, and MA in Population Studies from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal. There are over fifty publications to his credit.