11 March 2013. Prof Dr. Kedar Prasad Baral has been appoineted as the new rector of the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS) by the Honorable Minister of Health and Population (MoHP) at the capacity of the Pro-Chancellor of the academy on the recommendation of Prof Dr Jay N Shah, the Vice Chancellor of PAHS.
Prof Baral is the Head of Department of the Community Health Sciences (CHS) Department which has been another strength of the PAHS curriculum to overcome its ambitious mission.
Apart from this he is also the chief of the Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response Project (IPPRP), a research collaboration of the academy with the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, USA to support Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) for the implementation of a National Avian Influenza and Influenza Pandemic Preparedness and Response Plan through developing selected
referral service centers for virological and epidemiological surveillance.
We wish him for successful tenure of his new responsibility.