National Conference On Health Promotion

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2013-03-31 - 2013-03-31

Hotel Everest, Kathmandu Nepal

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For the first time in Nepal, a health promotion conference is jointly organized by the Government of Nepal, I/NGOs and academia. It aims to move forward health promotion based on national and international evidences.  This will promote the health of Nepalese people. 


Health Promotion Conference


Health promotion has number of unique features, which include:

  • a holistic view of health
  • a focus on participatory approaches
  • a focus on the determinants of health, the social, behavioural, economic and environmental conditions that are the root causes of health and illness
  • building on existing strengths and assets, not just addressing health problems and deficits
  • Using multiple, complementary strategies to promote health at individual, community, district and national levels.


  • Share national and international evidence about application of health promotion approaches for changing knowledge and behaviours of the population.
  • provide opportunities for the diverse range of stakeholders to participate in setting the health promotion agenda
  • Provide scholarly knowledge on health promotion and its application in various public health problems such as communicable and non-communicable diseases.
  • Discuss evidence-based policy and advocacy issues to bridge the gap between research and implementation of health promotion in developing countries.

 Health promotion in Nepal

Though health promotion is a globally recognised approach, it is only an emerging agenda for Nepal.  There has been little research specifically focused on the health-promotion design and research gap in Nepal. Research has to produce knowledge about effectiveness of interventions in terms of individual behavioural change, but also about the importance of the principles of health promotion and its programmatic implementation. It is also necessary to involve stakeholders and to obtain the support of politicians and health-care decision makers.


Health promotion: strategies in the 21st century.

Thematic areas

Theme 1: Scope of health promotion in low income countries

  • Opening and highlight on health promotion
  • Importance and scope of health promotion in low income countries


Theme 2: Approaches of health promotion

  • Community participation in health promotion
  • Empowerment and right based approach and role of civil society in health promotion
  • Media advocacy in health promotion
  • Health promotion in prevention of communicable diseases
  • Health promotion in prevention of HIV/AIDS


Theme 3: Health promotion in different setting and problems

  • Health promotion and  nutrition
  • Health promotion and non-communicable diseases
  • Health promotion and water and sanitation
  • Health promotion in School
  • … etc.


Theme 4: Health promotion research, policy and practice

  • Evidence-based application of health promotion
  • Human resource for health promotion
  • The way forward -Building health promotion as a national agenda (advocacy priorities)


Key Speakers

We are looking forward to inviting a number of eminent speakers representing academia, Government, International Non-governmental and Non-Government Organisations and health promotion professionals actively engaged in delivering programmes.


Registration is open to all interested from abroad and Nepal.  All registration forms must be complete in order to be processed. Please submit your registration form to: Please visit our website for registration,

Registration fees

Conference fees include admission to conference sessions, tea/coffee, lunch, registration materials and reception to be held during the evening of March 30th.

  Registration(Before 9 March) Late registration(after 10 March 2012)
Foreign participants US $ 150  US$ 200
UN,  bilateral and INGO participants NRs. 5,000 NRs. 6000
Civil society, GO/NGO participants and international students NRs. 3,000 NRs. 4000
Students NRs. 2000 NRs. 2500


Call for papers

Abstract submission is open to all interested in health promotion.  Abstract should be submitted to the conference secretariat at e-mail: The secretariat will confirm receipt of all abstracts. Authors not receiving an e-mail notifying receipt of their abstract should check to ensure their abstract has been received. Proof of mailing will not be taken as proof of receipt. For detail, visit:


Deadline for abstract submission:

Abstract submission open:                                                January 31, 2013

Final date of abstract submission:                                   March 10, 2013

Final notification of abstract acceptance:                   March 15, 2013



Health Promotion Conference Secretariat

Ram Chandra Silwal
Country Programme Director, Green Tara Nepal
Member Secretary, Conference Organising Committee
GPO 8974, CPC 158
977-1-4432698, 9841415889,

Conference Coordinator

Geeta Sharma
National Health Promotion Conference
Green Tara Nepal
GPO 8974, CPC 158
977-1-4432698, 9841-298806 ,,