The Seventh National Summit of the Health and Population Scientists in Nepal” was
organized by the Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) with a theme “Research
in Public Health Emergencies: Evidence to Policy and Action” on 01-02 July, 2021.
The summit was a continuum of the previous summits as an annual gathering to provide
a platform for researchers and academicians to share recent and relevant health
evidence; and policymakers to interact with researchers and academia to share and
discuss recent evidence on national health priorities.
The main objective of the summit was to foster networking and knowledge exchange
between policy makers and health and population scientists and to encourage health
and population scientists, and practitioners to collaborate, innovate and promote
research on current health priorities in Nepal. Findings from various studies were
presented in 10 sessions of two-day conference.
HERD International also participated in the conference. Managing Director of HERD
International, Dr Sushil C Baral chaired one of the session titled “Interdisciplinary and
Implementation research. Similarly, Research Manager of HERD International Dr
Sampurna Kakchapati also presented on “Research Studies on COVID-19 and Health
Emergencies” where he shared “spatial and temporal patterns of COVID-19 in Nepal”.
The conference concluded issuing a 10 point declaration.


July 30, 2021