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GFMER Country Coordinators

Anil Thapa

GFMER Coordinator for Nepal

Anil Thapa
Anil Thapa
MSc in Public Health (MPH), London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
MPDSR Coordinator, MCGL/Jhpiego US
Email: anilthapa99@gmail.com

Mr. Thapa is a public health graduate from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK. He brings over a decade of experience working in government and non-government sectors overseeing HIV, adolescent health, sexual health research, and GBV in different capacities, and recently with Jhpiego in Nepal as M&E and research lead. Similarly, during his association with a national NGO, he worked as Organization Development Manager and Research Coordinator, overseeing multiple health research and surveillance activities. Furthermore, he managed HIV/AIDS and STIs programs during his affiliation with the Government of Nepal as District Coordinator in District Public Health Office, Lalitpur.

Currently, Mr. Thapa oversees the Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response (MPDSR) activities for MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership and Jhpiego US, based in Nepal. Moreover, since 2016, he is working as visiting lecturer for various colleges teaching Bachelor in Public Health students on Project management and Software applications in public health.

In addition, Mr. Thapa was part of different studies supported by Johns Hopkins University, Sabin Vaccine Institute, International Vaccine Institute, WaterAid UK, and United Nations—WHO, UNFPA, and UNICEF during his tenure with various organizations. The studies focused on adolescent health, HMIS, WASH, enteric diseases, immunization, and gender-based violence. Additionally, he is competent with qualitative methodology, particularly the Most Significant Change Technique.

Furthermore, Mr. Thapa took the GFMER course, “From research to practice: Training course on sexual and reproductive health research,” in 2012 and took part in the intensive research training at WHO, Geneva, during September 2013. Since 2013, he is representing Nepal as Country Coordinator for the same.

Areas of Interest

Adolescent sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, sexual health research, and gender-based violence.