Pratiksha Dhungana, BDS, MPH
LalitpurNepal, Southeast Asia
BioDr. Pratiksha Dhungana is a dental surgeon with Nyaya Health Nepal, a non-profit organization based in Nepal. In her current role, she ensures that vulnerable populations in rural Nepal receive dignified and evidence-based care. She is raising awareness and delivering evidence-based integrated oral, reproductive, maternal, newborn, child, and nutritional interventions in rural Nepal, working with community health workers. Pratiksha believes that community health workers are the key to improving health outcomes, especially in resource-constrained environments. She previously worked with Manav dental hospital on health promotion through different community and school health programs, especially for women and children in rural communities. She fantasizes about a world in which socioeconomic status does not determine a child’s health.
Professional Interests & Expertise
Anti-Racism / Diversity Equity & Inclusion Training,Coaching and Mentoring,Community Health,Dentistry,Disease Control and Prevention,Education,Environmental Pollution,Gender Equity,Health and Technology,Health Systems,Healthcare Innovation and Transformation,Human Rights,Immigrant and Refugee Health,Leadership,Maternal and Child Health,Mental and Behavioral Health,Non-profit Leadership/Management,Nutrition,Outreach and Education,Policy/Advocacy,Primary Care,Public Health,Research,Research, Measurement, and Evaluation,Rural Health,Stakeholder Engagement,Universal Health