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Mukesh Hamal is a public health scholar and professional since 2006 and knowledgeable about maternal health and HIV/AIDS programs and health systems in resource-limited settings such as India and Nepal. Before he started his doctoral degree in global health, Mukesh worked as Capacity Building Specialist and Program Officer in FHI 360 and Community Health, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Specialist and Malaria Control Officer in CARE. In these capacities, he worked on project management, M&E and institutional capacity building mainly for maternal and neonatal health (MNH), HIV/AIDS and malaria-control programs. He also worked at Handicap International (HI) as Program Assistant. In these settings, he worked very closely with the public sector and with other stakeholders such as local communities and networks of disadvantaged groups in the Central, Eastern and Far-Western Development Regions in Nepal. His most important projects included implementing the prevention, treatment and care of HIV/AIDS among key populations in the Central and Eastern Development Region in Nepal, the Community-based Newborn Care Program(CB-NCP) and the piloting of the distribution of Miso-prostal drug through community health workers to prevent post-partum haemorrhage among mothers in Doti district in Nepal. He received academic training in public and international health, specializing in Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) from Karolinska Institute (Sweden), the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) (The Netherlands) and Queen Margaret University (The United Kingdom).

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International Health (track Sexual and Reproductive Health), Master, VU Faculties

1 Sep 200831 Aug 2009

Public Health, Bachelor, Tribhuvan University

1 Nov 200230 Nov 2005