Mr. Mirak Raj Angdembe is a public health professional with over seven years of experience. He is a young achiever with a strong academic and professional profile. His area of expertise is health research with specialization in surveillance. He has provided technical assistance to governmental and non-governmental agencies alike and worked in several health research projects. He is a published author with research papers/posters selected for presentation in national and international conferences and seminars. He is a gold medallist from BRAC university, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He was also awarded the Nepal Bidhya Bhusan Kha, highest state level honor for academic excellence by Right Honorable President of Nepal Dr. Ram Baran Yadav at the president’s residence.
Mr. Angdembe is currently employed with HERD International as Evidence Coordinator and is seconded to the Ministry of Health as part of the Nepal Health Sector Support Programme (NHSSP).
2013- Master of Public Health, BRAC University, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Work undertaken that best illustrates capability to handle the tasks assigned
Senior Cascade and Surveillance Specialist, LINKAGES Nepal Project, FHI 360 Nepal: Mr. Angdembe provided technical assistance for HIV surveillance and research in close collaboration with key government and non-government stakeholders, UN agencies and the donor. He developed, analysed and applied the cascade approach for Continuum of HIV Prevention, Care, Support and Treatment (CoPCT) within the LINKAGES project and advocated the use of cascade frameworks at the national and local level to monitor and address gaps within the HIV CoPCT.
Senior Surveillance and Research Specialist, Saath-Saath Project (SSP), FHI 360 Nepal: Mr. Angdembe led the research unit at FHI 360 Nepal to implement qualitative as well as quantitative research projects through local research agencies. He provided technical and strategic leadership to carry out HIV surveillance and research related work at the national level in close collaboration with key stakeholders such as National Centre for AIDS and STD Control, Nepal Health Research Council, WHO, Global Fund PRs, UNAIDS and the USAID.
Program Officer (Program & Research), Saath-Saath Project, FHI 360 Nepal: During this tenure, he supported the research unit at FHI 360 Nepal in carrying out surveillance and research related activities. He also managed and provided programmatic and administrative support to local NGO partners in implementing the project activities and maintaining effective communication and information exchange.
Angdembe MR, Lohani SP, Karki DK, Bhattarai K, Shrestha N. Sexual behaviour of people living with HIV attending a tertiary care government hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal: a cross sectional study. BMC Res Notes. 2015 Nov 2; 8:629.
Angdembe MR, Choudhury N, Haque MR, Ahmed T. Adherence to multiple micronutrient powder among young children in rural Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. BMC Public Health. 2015 Apr 30; 15:440.
Ahmed T, Hossain M, Mahfuz M, Choudhury N, Hossain MM, Bhandari N, Lin MM, Joshi PC, Angdembe MR, Wickramasinghe VP, Hossain SMM, Shahjahan M, Irianto SE, Soofi S, Bhutta Z. Severe acute malnutrition in Asia. Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 2014 Jun, 35 S1, 14S-26 S (13).
Joshi PC, Angdembe MR, Das SK, Ahmed S, Faruque ASG, Ahmed T. Prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding and associated factors among mothers in rural Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study. International Breastfeeding Journal. 2014 May 29; 9:7.
Bhandari GP, Angdembe MR, Dhimal M, Neupane S, Bhusal C. State of non-communicable diseases in Nepal. BMC Public Health. 2014 Jan 10; 14(1):23.