Province Health Directorate, Sudurpaschim Province Emory University Public Health Policy and Management 

Dr. Jagadish Joshi, a healthcare professional with over 15 years of experience, earned his Doctor of Medicine degree in General Practice and Emergency Medicine from B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Nepal. Currently serving as the Acting Health Director for the Sudurpashchim Province in Nepal, he oversees health programs at various governance levels. As a Hubert H. Humphrey Fellow, he will be hosted by Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, where he intends to further enhance rural healthcare, promote evidence-based practices, and advocate for comprehensive policies aligned with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).   

Dr. Joshi’s journey began as a Consultant Family & Emergency Physician at Seti Provincial Hospital. His swift response and leadership during emergencies have facilitated the establishment of vital infrastructure such as the Province Health Emergency Operation Center (PHEOC) and the Ambulance Dispatch Center. His proactive approach and dedication during the COVID-19 pandemic also earned him national recognition. Additionally, Dr. Joshi’s pioneering work in implementing the Rural Ultrasound Program has transformed grassroots healthcare with portable ultrasound machines. He has also published several research articles in renowned national and international journals. Furthermore, his commitment to evidence-based interventions has also significantly improved reproductive and child health services.