In his recent position as the chairperson of the Global Health & Hygiene Committee, Dr. Sapkota helped reshape the perspective on global health. He conducted health camps to help the survivors of the earthquake in Nepal, organized health fairs in different parts of the world, assisted hundreds of people to learn skills of CPR and AED, coordinated rapid health assessment of the disaster-stricken areas in Nepal, conducted sessions, webinars, and seminars to raise awareness on diabetes, heart disease, and cancer and major killer diseases among Nepali people. And to add a remarkable feather in his cap of accolades, Dr. Sapkota organized the 1st Global Nepali Health Conference & Health Festival in Atlanta in September 2019.
The STAR Scholar Network considers nominations from around the world to award the person of the year in the excellence of Global Health Connection. The year 2018-2019 received many nominations from around the world.
The 1st Global Nepali Health Conference & Health Festival has a meaningful and tremendous impact on Nepali health around the world. The conference was well attended by participants from different parts of the world and from various places of the United States. The outcomes of the conference were numerous that have a direct and indirect impact on the health of Nepali people around the world. One-and-half dozen scientific papers related to the health of Nepali people were presented, a declaration on global Nepali Health was promulgated, a panel discussion with a dozen of health-leaders was held, and sessions on youth health, women health, and safety of employee working at-risk sites were conducted. The conference also brought several organizations together opening new avenues for collaborative projects with international organizations including CARE International, National Network of Public Health Institute have begun.
This pioneering and trailblazing conference has a tremendous impact on the health of Nepali people residing in Nepal and those spreading globally as the diaspora. Dr. Sapkota has made brought the stakeholders together to make headway in finding ways and means to maintain and improve the health of Nepali people globally and in Nepal by organizing this conference.
The STAR Scholars Network wishes all the best to Dr. Sapkota for his continued passion to give back to the society from his research, scholarship, and experience. More information about the Global Connections Award is available here.