My name is Eliza Apprazita KC and I am from Nepal. I have worked in the sector of Monitoring and Evaluation, learning and documentation for over five years with focus on sexual reproductive health and rights, inclusive education, maternal health in relation to young adolescents and people with disabilities.
Nepal is a middle-income country that deals with a number of public health problems such as, poor health systems, political unrest, triple burden of diseases (communicable, non- communicable/injuries and COVID), high maternal, newborn and child mortality, nutritional deficiencies. At sub-national level health inequity continues in accessibility, affordability and acceptability of healthcare services.
My holistic education goal from this master is to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in the dimensions of health system and management to be able to improve the health status of the Nepalese communities.
Health service centers are not always accessible to all. This is especially the case for disadvantaged groups and vulnerable people such as women, children, adolescents, people with disabilities and elderly. As Nepal is a multi-culture and multi ethnic country, acceptability of services is another reason behind the prevailing health inequity within the country. Due to various cultural and religious barriers the country is facing a hard time to respond the need of diverse groups of people. In addition, there is a lack of resources to manage the burden of disease infections, planning and supplying medicine and equipment and skilled human resources to address the needs at the community levels.
Gain in-depth knowledge and skills
My holistic education goal from this master is to gain in-depth knowledge and skills in the dimensions of health system and management to become proficient in exercising information to improve the health status of the Nepalese communities, and contribute to policy making on challenges around quality health service delivery and utilization.
I look forward to working in the Health Policy sector and contribute to improving the health of people and help contribute to achieve national target of Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals.