On September 10 2016, proposal writing workshop was organized in Bhairahawa which included participants around the region. There were altogether 41 participants, who belonged to diverse back ground of health sector. There were ophthalmologists, surgeons, physicians, anesthesiologists, optometrists, ophthalmic assistants, nurses and other paramedics as well. They were related to government, private and non-profitable, medical colleges and hospitals around Bhairahawa, Palpa and Bharatpur.
The workshop was organized by the PNMF’s Global Health Community Outreach (GHCO) group and sponsored by the parent institution Pratiman-Neema Memorial Foundation (PNMF). The workshop was conducted at a hall in a local hotel (Hotel Castle) in Bhairahawa.
The workshop started at 8:30 AM sharp with our anchor’s welcome speech, who was a dental surgeon by profession and a passionate journalist. After the speech of our chief guest, the workshop started with the lectures of the facilitators. All the 41 participants along with the organizers were seated in groups. The participants were given a title Effect of maternal intelligence on child malnutrition. They were given time in between to work on the topic after each lectures. Each group were expected to present their proposal on the topic at the end of the day.
All the participants seemed engaged on their task. Each group presented their proposal at the end. The contents of their proposal was; statement of the problem, research design, sampling technique and data analysis they would do. The facilitators listened to all of their proposals and gave feedback individually. At the end, feedback was taken from the participants regarding the workshop. Overall, the response was overwhelming and they suggested for the continuity of the workshop, where they could have details discussion regarding the topics separately.
Dr. Araniko Pandey (Organizing coordinator); Dr. Himal Panth (Organizer) Dr. Jeevan Bhushal (Organizer); Mr. Niranjan Gyawali (Organizer); Mr. Hari Thapa (Organizer); Ms. Smita Sah (Organizer); Dr. Deependra Pokharel (Organizer – Anchor); Dr. Reet Poudel (Organizer); Dr. Tika Ram Bhandari (Organizer); Mr. Dharma KC (Organizer); Mr. Brigesh Khanal (Organizer); Mr. Youvaraj Neupane (Organizer)
Dr. Lekhjung Thapa, MD (internal medicine), DM (Neurology), Senior Consultant Neurologist, National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences, Bansbari, Kathmandu Neuro and Allied Clinic, Bhairahawa
Dr. Dipendra Khatiwada, Mr. Shakti Shrestha, and Mr. Ramesh Sharma Poudel