I am very glad that you made up to here.
I am a medical doctor (MD) specializing in Occupational Medicine/ Hygiene, Diabetology, Ph.D. in Public Health and Community Medicine (Injury Prevention & Safety Promotion). I have received Swedish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship at the European Centre of Gender Excellence, Thematic Gender Studies Department of the Linkoping University, Sweden.
I am working as Head of the Department of Community Medicine, Kathmandu Medical College (KMC), Kathmandu University, Nepal, where I teach undergraduate (MBBS) and postgraduate (MD, Ph.D.) medical students. I do supervise graduate and postgraduate students from different foreign universities as well. I am visiting professor at the Faculty of Health and AS, University of the West of England (UWE Bristol), UK.
My interest in public health grew in early 1998 when I worked in a remote village in Nepal. Personal and environmental hygiene was so poor that diarrhoeal diseases were very common. Investigation of outbreaks of diarrhoeal diseases, pyrexia of unknown origin, etc. exposed me to Epidemiological studies.
As the company I worked for employed more than 2500 employees, it was my responsibility to take care of them and prevent them from developing work-related health problems. That is how I developed an interest in occupational and environmental medicine, which led to a Masters Degree study in that field in 2000. My research work on occupational lung cancer was the first study in Occupational Medicine in Nepal.
I am the only Occupational Physician in Nepal registered with Nepal Medical Council. Similarly, I am the first Nepali Professor of Community Medicine at Kathmandu University, Nepal.
I was involved in injuries, violence, and disabilities prevention activities in Nepal since 2006 as a National Consultant for the World Health Organization and Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal. My activities were focused on assisting the Nepal Government in formulating policies, strategies, and action plans in injuries, violence, and disabilities prevention. I was involved in drafting pillar 5 - Post-crash response in the Decade of Action for Road Safety, National Action Plan 2013-2020, and then after 2021-2030. I have also drafted the National Policy and Strategy for investigation, treatment, and compensation of occupational injuries/diseases in Nepal, which is incorporated in the recent Labour Act (2017), Rules (2018), and Social Security Scheme Operational Guidelines (2018) of Nepal. I serve as a member of several national and international scientific committees.
I am Nepal Director of Nepal Injury Research Centre (NIRC) which is a part of NIHR Global Health Research Group on Nepal Injury Research and was established in Kathmandu Medical College. http://www.nirc.org.np/
I have been elected as a Board Member of the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) for the terms 2018-2022 and 2022-2024. http://www.icohweb.org/
As social service is an integral part of our life, I am involved in a non-profit and non-political organization working for the education and welfare of the Nepalese students “Worldwide Nepalese Students’ Organisation –Nepal (WNSO- Nepal). I am the Founder President and Chief Patron of WNSO-Nepal.
Research Interests: Occupational health and safety, Environmental health, Diabetes, Violence against Women, Injuries, violence and disability control and prevention
If you are interested in developing collaborative projects with me in Nepal, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Contact me at:
Department of Community Medicine
Kathmandu Medical College
Baburam Acharya Sadak