Birat Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT Nepal) is a Nepalese non-governmental organisation dedicated towards the improved health and well-being of Nepalese people. BNMT Nepal envisions a new Nepal where all Nepalese are aware of their basic rights and are able to live healthy and productive lives, in a safe environment without having to worry about food, income or security regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability or HIV status.
Accelerating the Elimination of Infectious Disease
Strengthening Health Systems
Improving Mental and Adolescent Health
Generating Evidence to Inform Policy
Building Resilient Prosperous Communities
Birat Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT) continues to work passionately to improve health, wellbeing and opportunities for all Nepali people and to build resilient national capacity to respond to emergencies.
Our strategic plan for 2020-2025 reflects our ambition to see a Nepal where all Nepalis have equal access to high quality health, education, and sustainable livelihoods in a peaceful and just society.
Objective To explore experts’ views on factors influencing national and global active case-finding (ACF) policy development and implementation, and the use of evidence in these processes.
Raghu Dhital is the Executive Director of BNMT and the Programme Manager for IMPACT TB in Nepal. He has worked at Birat-Nepal Medical Trust, Nepal since July 2014. His main responsibilities are to develop policies, strategies, plans and activities for the TB control program, to establish good coordination and collaboration
Principal Investigator for IMPACT TB, LSTM/BNMT Nepal
Max Caws is the Principal Investigator of IMPACT TB and a senior TB researcher at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. She was Head of the TB group at Oxford University Clinical Research Unit Vietnam for 11 years and researches diverse aspects of TB including drug resistance, diagnosis, clinical treatment
Senior Technical Advisor
Suman Chandra Gurung is a Senior Technical Advisor of BNMT Nepal. He is a public health specialist with MPhil in Population Studies from TU, MSc in Development Management (International Health) from UK, PG Development Management from UK and Bachelor in Public Health, Certificate in General Medicine from TU, Institute of Medicine,