about us

Introduction

Established in 2004, Population, Health, and Development Group (PHD Group) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit voluntary organization registered in Government of Nepal and affiliated with the Social Welfare Council (SWC). PHD Group is specialized in development research, technical assistance, technology transfer, development training and development programme/project implementation in Nepal. These activities cover various fields such as health and nutrition, population and family planning, reproductive health including abortion, STI/HIV/AIDS, drinking water and sanitation, gender and education and development. Located at Ring Road, Indraeni, Sanepa, Lalitpur PHD Group is run by a team of Nepali professionals.

Organization Chart of PHD Group

As per the constitution of PHD Group it is governed by a Board of seven Executive Members. The specific positions of members are Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and members (three). Functionally there are three sections of the organization and they are Administration and Public Relation Section, Publication Section and Research and Evaluation Section as shown in the following organization chart.

The Executive Body consists of experts in the fields of public health, demography, health communication and education, reproductive health including abortion, family planning, HIV/AIDS, gender equity, economics, psychology, statistics and community development.

A total of five regular staff members and a number of consultants intermittently are currently working at PHD Group. The staff members have variety of professional experiences in the field of public health, demography, hygiene, education, economics, development communication, management and administration and social work. In addition PHD Group can provide services of a large number of subject matter specialists from its roster of affiliated consultants and experts.

Organization Chart of PHD Group

As per the constitution of PHD Group it is governed by a Board of seven Executive Members. The specific positions of members are Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary, Treasurer and members (three). Functionally there are three sections of the organization and they are Administration and Public Relation Section, Publication Section and Research and Evaluation Section as shown in the following organization chart.

The Executive Body consists of experts in the fields of public health, demography, health communication and education, reproductive health including abortion, family planning, HIV/AIDS, gender equity, economics, psychology, statistics and community development.

A total of five regular staff members and a number of consultants intermittently are currently working at PHD Group. The staff members have variety of professional experiences in the field of public health, demography, hygiene, education, economics, development communication, management and administration and social work. In addition PHD Group can provide services of a large number of subject matter specialists from its roster of affiliated consultants and experts.

Executive Director:

 

Yagya Bahadur Karki (MSc, PhD, Demography, London School of Economics) is currently Executive Director, Population, Health and Development Group (PHD Group), Kathmandu, Nepal. He has served as a member of the National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal.Previously, he worked as Director General,Family Planning Association of Nepal- an affiliate of IPPF, Senior Program Officer, Johns Hopkins University, Population Communication Services/Nepal, and Country Director of Worldview International Foundation/Nepal. He has published extensively in national and international journals. His areas of expertise include population and development, population dynamics, education, reproductive health, health communication, maternal and child health and tobacco economics. He has extensive experience of working with international organizations such as WHO, UNICEF, UNDP and UNFPA and national organizations.

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