YPL Suraj Bhattarai will Present at Geneva Health Forum 2024

Highlighting the Role of Young Leaders in Addressing Planetary Health and Global Health Initiatives

The InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) is pleased to announce that Dr. Suraj Bhattarai, an alumnus of the IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) programme, will be presenting at the upcoming Geneva Health Forum (GHF) from 27-29 May 2024. He represents 8-member YPL Alumni steering committee and presents their global survey findings. This year's event has three themes: One Health/Planetary Health, Migration Health and Equity, and Elimination of Malaria.

The Geneva Health Forum, established in 2006 by the University Hospitals of Geneva (HUG) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE), is a prominent platform for global health stakeholders to engage in dialogue and address pressing health challenges. This year’s forum coincides with the 77th World Health Assembly, providing a unique opportunity for cross-sector collaboration and discussion.

Poster GHF IAP YPL Suraj Bhattarai

Dr. Bhattarai, a distinguished clinician scientist in the field of tropical and infectious diseases, global public health and maternal and child health. He currently serves as the Director and Clinical Investigator at the Global Health Research & Medical Interventions for Development (GLOHMED) in Kathmandu, Nepal, and is a resercher at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), UK, and Nagasaki University, Japan.

Dr. Bhattarai’s journey with IAP began in 2016 when he was selected for the YPL programme, which equips young medical and public health professionals with leadership skills, creating a global network of emerging leaders committed to improving health systems. The YPL programme, launched in 2011 in partnership with the World Health Summit (WHS) and the M8 Alliance, aims to develop leadership skills among young health professionals to improve health systems worldwide. Under Dr. Bhattarai's initiative and leadership, the Nepal Academy of Science & Technology (NAST) coordinated national-level Health Systems Research (HSR) training workshops in 2017. He also served a handful of IAP supported global health scientific committees.

The IAP celebrates Dr. Bhattarai’s achievements and looks forward to his continued impact on global health.

Download the poster about the YPL Programme and its Alumni steering committee here.

Read the full programme of the Geneva Health Forum 2024 here.
Read more about Dr. Suraj Bhattarai here.
Read more about the IAP Young Physician Leaders (YPL) programme here.

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