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08 September, 2018
10:30 am
nepal health

The PHASE conference is both a learning and social event – everyone is welcome, whether you are involved with PHASE or not (currently!). It provides a chance for supporters, partners, donors and friends to come together, find out the latest from Nepal, update on the project areas, learn about our future plans, and spend time with friends, old and new. Dr Gerda Pohl, Jiban Karki and other staff from the PHASE Nepal office will be in attendance to provide the latest information.

Email: tom@phaseworldwide.org  to register your interest.

2017 Agenda (example)

10.30am – 11am Registration

11am Welcome and introduction
Nick Cragg, PHASE WW Chair of Trustees

11.15am Overview of PHASE Worldwide
Sarah Galvin – Director, PHASE WW

11.45am Latest Report from Nepal
PHASE Nepal team – Dr Jiban Karki, PHASE Nepal Executive Director and Sunita Bhattarai – PHASE Nepal Project Manager

12.45pm Tackling Childhood Malnutrition and Mortality in Remote Nepal – small group sessions (Please choose 3 groups – each group will be around 20 minutes)

  • Group 1: Combating childhood (mal)nutrition in Nepal: Middle Upper Arm Circumference, super flour and Female Community Health Volunteers
    Sunita Bhattarai – PHASE Nepal Project Manager and Dr Jiban Karki – PHASE Nepal Executive Director
  • Group 2: Healthy learning environments, healthy kids
    Anita Archarya – Education Development Facilitator and Dr Dilys Noble – PHASE Worldwide Trustee
  • Group 3: Diarrhoea, pneumonia, accidents and burns: Common childhood health problems and the integrated approach to them
    Dr Gerda Pohl – PHASE Worldwide Trustee and Kalpana Basnet – Auxiliary Nurse Midwife
  • Group 4: Empowered Girls, Healthier Futures
    Sarah Galvin – Director of PHASE Worldwide and Sharada Acharya – PHASE Nepal Board Member


1.30pm Lunch – Tea and Coffee

2.30pm “Tackling Childhood Malnutrition and Mortality in Remote Nepal (continued – choose a second group)

3pm                                     Guest Speaker: comparing country context:
“Community-based interventions to combat childhood malnutrition in Ghana”
Dr Robert Akparibo

3.45pm                      Our stories from the project areas: short films & presentations
Kalpana Basnet – Auxiliary Nurse Midwife and Anita Archarya – Education Development Facilitator

4.15pm Open Q & A to PHASE Staff and Trustee Panel
PHASE Hall of Fame
Closing the day

6pm Annual Dinner and drinks
The dinner will provide everyone with a chance to socialise and discuss learning points from the day. PHASE staff will be in attendance and anybody can join just for the dinner if they would like to. There will be a bar and a 3 course meal.

Cost: around £20 per day (including lunch) – £15 until the end of April (Early Bird Discount!) – TBC


Bi-Annual Clinical Mentorship Review meeting
For GPs and health staff only

Sunday 9th September

10.30 – 2.30 GP Bi-annual Meeting

From 2.30 we will lead a walk across Sheffield allowing people to socialise, discuss experience and get to know one another. We hope you will join us.

A profile of the 2017 speakers


Jiban Karki, Executive Director, PHASE Nepal
Jiban is currently studying for a PHD on ‘Health Systems Actors Interaction in Primary Health Care’ at the School of Health and Related Research within The University of Sheffield. Jiban has been the Executive Director of PHASE Nepal since 2006. Jiban is a civil engineer and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Management and a Master’s Degree in Development Studies. He has 20 years of experience in managing infrastructure development projects and community development interventions in remote communities in Nepal.


Anita Acharya – Education Development Facilitator (far west Nepal). 

Anita has an intermediate qualification in Management and is currently doing a degree in Management.





Sharada Acharya – PHASE Nepal Board Member
Sharada is a Staff Nurse in Kanti Children’s Hospital in Kathmandu, she has a Masters in Paediatric Nursing and 15 years of experience working in hospitals across Nepal. She has been a board member of PHASE Nepal for four year and joined the organisation as she has an interest in community level health care.




Sunita Bhattarai – PHASE Nepal Project Manager
Sunita has been with PHASE for 2 years as a Project Manager. Before this she worked for the District Health Office as a HIV co-coordinator for 3 years and has also done consultancy for the Ministry of Health and other research organizations. Sunita has a Bachelors Degree in Public health and a Masters Degree in Public Administration, she is currently studying for a Masters degree in Food and Nutrition.


Kalpana Basnet
Auxiliary Nurse Midwife






Dr Gerda Pohl, PHASE WW Trustee
Gerda has lived in Nepal for over 5 years and has been involved in development and health work in Nepal for more than 15 years. She is a practising GP and has qualifications in family planning, tropical medicine and medical education. Gerda runs the hugely successful volunteer scheme for NHS professionals to train Nepali staff.




Dr Dilys Noble – PHASE WW Trustee
Dilys has been a GP in Sheffield for over 30 years and has recently retired. Between 2011 and 2016 she has visited Nepal 8 times to mentor and support the staff and to teach both PHASE staff and government nurses. She joined the Trustee board in September 2013.





Tom Edwards – Director PHASE Worldwide

Tom Edwards joined the team full time in January 2018 as Director.Tom’s background is in the UK charity sector with particular experience in fundraising, communications, governance, and charity management.




Dr Robert Akparibo
Dr Robert Akparibo is a Nutrition Epidemiologist and Public Health specialist with expertise in mixed method research. He holds a double Masters, and PhD Degrees in Public Health.






We can provide options for accommodation for those who wish to stay overnight. Hotels we recommend will be listed after location has been confirmed.

For more information email tom@phaseworldwide.org