Collaborators & Members

Collaborators & Members

Dr Chris Parry is an NHS Consultant Clinical Microbiologist at the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, Director of Studies for the Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene programme at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and a visiting Professor of Tropical Medicine at the University of Oxford and the University of Nagasaki.

Dr Parry qualified in Natural Sciences and Medicine at the University of Cambridge and trained in in Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Clinical Microbiology and Tropical Medicine in the UK and Malawi. He has specialist accreditation in Clinical Microbiology and has completed the DTMH at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine and a PhD from the UK Open University.

His research interests concern the epidemiology, diagnosis, and management of severe bacterial infections with a focus on typhoid fever. He has been the PI for studies in Liverpool, Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Nepal, the Philippines, and Fiji.

Dr Sanjib Kumar Sharma, BPKIHS

Sanjib Kumar Sharma (MBBS, MD, DM, FRCP, FISN, FESC, FACC) is Rector at the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan, Nepal. He is Professor of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, and Consultant Nephrologist.  Prof. Sharma is involved in number of international research projects, collaborations and partnerships including international registries, epidemiological studies, diagnostic studies, health system research, and clinical trials, in the fields of tropical diseases, cardiovascular disease, kidney disease and NCD. He also led a community outreach program known as KHDC-Nepal program (Prevention, early detection and management of Kidney disease, Hypertension, Diabetes and Cardiovascular diseases). At the level of primary care and the community, this initiative has a robust network. More than 100,000 individuals make up its cohort. Additionally, he participates actively in several national and international technical and scientific organizations. He has published more than 175 articles in national and international journals and wrote booklets and chapters in books.

Dr Dhurba Shrestha, Siddhi Memorial Hospital (For Women and Children), Bhaktapur


He earned his MBBS degree from B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) in Dharan, and later completed his MD in Pediatrics at the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), where he also gained valuable experience working at Kanti Children’s Hospital. He holds a PG Diploma in Clinical Echocardiography from the JROP Institute of Echocardiography in Delhi, which has helped him to develop expertise in the use of ultrasound technology to diagnose heart conditions. Dr.Shrestha has also demonstrated a commitment to global health through his certification in Tropical Medicine from Nagasaki University in Japan. Dr. Dhruba Shrestha is a Senior Consultant Pediatrician and Head of Pediatrics at Siddhi Memorial Hospital (For Women and Children), Bhaktapur. He has been involved in treatment of pediatric cases since 2008 and has dedicated his career for the wellbeing of Children living in Nepal. 

His special area of interest is Non-Invasive Pediatric Cardiology and Pediatric Research. 

He has been involved in various research activities in the field of pediatrics. His researches are more focused towards Childhood infections esp. Pneumonia, Vitamin D and Cardiology.



Dr Damodar Gajurel, Civil Service Hospital 

Dr Damodar Gajurel is a distinguished medical professional who holds the degrees of MD and M.Phil, and currently serves as a Professor of Internal Medicine at the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) in Nepal. In addition to his academic position, he is also a Senior Consultant at the Civil Service Hospital in Nepal.

Dr Gajurel is a Fellow of the German Academic Exchange Program (DAAD) and has also been honored as a Fellow in Haematology/Oncology at the National University Hospital in Singapore.

In recognition of his expertise and leadership, Dr Gajurel has also served as the Former Chairman of the Nepal Medical Council. He has also held the position of Past President of the Network of Medical Councils of South-East Asia (SEARO-WHO).

Dr Manisha Rawal, Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital

She graduated with an MBBS degree in 2001 from the University of Science and Technology Chittagong (USTC) in Bangladesh, and went on to complete an MD in General Practice and Emergency Medicine in 2007 from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Maharajgunj in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Currently, Dr Rawal serves as the Director at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) in Teku, Kathmandu. Prior to her current role, she worked as the Chief Consultant at STIDH and served as the Director of the Curative Service Division (CSD) at the Department of Health Services (DoHs) in Teku, Kathmandu.

Dr Rawal has also held several key positions outside of Kathmandu. She previously served as the District Health Officer (DHO) and Medical Superintendent (MS) at the District Health Office and Salyan Hospital in the Karnali Province.

Research Activities:

  1. As a Principal Investigator (PI) in Recovery Trial Study from 2021 December till now.
  2. As a Principal Investigator(PI) in FUO study by WASH- University from December 2021 till now,
  3. As a Principal Investigator (PI) in ACT study with OUCRU Nepal  from September 2022 till now.