Established in 1981 by a dedicated group of paediatricians in Nepal, NEPAS has been a driving force in advancing child health. Our journey involves a range of impactful initiatives.
NEPAS actively contributes to child health by developing essential guidelines and protocols. We collaborate closely with the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) to provide training to healthcare workers at various levels. Our involvement extends to critical areas such as paediatric essential critical care and care for small and sick newborns. During the COVID-19 pandemic, NEPAS played a pivotal role by preparing guidelines for managing COVID-19 in children. We conducted virtual training sessions for healthcare workers and advocated for COVID-19 vaccination for children. NEPAS is also actively engaged in nutritional programs and provides training on nutritional support. We have a history of providing health education, counselling, and child right support, notably during the earthquake in 2015. Our guidelines on managing children during disasters have been published for reference.
Since 1981, NEPAS has been publishing the Journal of Nepal Paediatric Society (JNPS). The journal is peer-reviewed and indexed in various databases, facilitating the dissemination of vital research and knowledge. To promote academic growth and knowledge sharing among our members, we conduct regular monthly Continuing Medical Education (CME) sessions. The Nepal Paediatric Society Conference (NEPCON) is organized every two years, attracting participants from across the nation and around the world. It serves as a platform for presenting scientific papers, updates, and discussions on subspecialty subjects. Research and child health projects are integral to NEPAS. We have conducted numerous research projects and published them in national and international journals. Past initiatives like IMCI and current projects like MNCH are actively implemented in various parts of the country.
In essence, NEPAS strives to unite paediatricians across Nepal under a common vision. Our goal is to elevate the society to the status of an Academy, where research and evidence-based practices drive government and non-government actors’ decision-making and policy formulation. This collective effort aims to ensure the delivery of timely, high-quality treatment to the children of our nation.
- Child Health Advancement: Actively contribute to the improvement of child health standards in Nepal through comprehensive initiatives.
- Child Rights Promotion: Raise awareness and advocate for the rights of children, ensuring their well-being and protection.
- Policy Collaboration: Collaborate closely with the government to actively shape, endorse, and implement effective child health policies and strategies.
- Preventive Measures: Promote and educate communities about preventive measures that enhance the overall health and quality of life for children.
- Professional Excellence: Provide opportunities for continuous professional development, fostering a community of skilled and compassionate paediatricians.
- Research Facilitation: Establish NEPAS as a recognized hub for child health research, facilitating and encouraging research activities including innovations & organize various seminars, workshops, trainings, etc.
- Member Welfare: Support the well-being and professional growth of NEPAS members, ensuring a conducive environment for their contributions.
- Public Awareness: Raise awareness among the public about the importance of child health, rights, and preventive measures.
- Networking and Collaboration: Exchange knowledge and experiences of various aspects of child health related research, service, training, education among the members of this society and foster connections and partnerships with national and international organizations working toward similar child health goals.
- Publications: Publish journals and educational materials related to Child health.
Advocating for Children’s Rights, Supporting their Health: NEPAS, Empowering Pediatricians in Nepal
The Nepal Paediatric Society (NEPAS) is a non-profit organization composed of pediatricians in Nepal. Its aim is to promote the well-being of children in Nepal by advocating for their rights and supporting their health through preventative measures. NEPAS also focuses on the professional development and welfare of its members.
The vision of Nepal Paediatric Society (NEPAS) is to play a pivotal role in the development of community child health by endorsing child health policies, strategies, and interventions developed by WHO, UNICEF, USAID, and other agencies working in the field of child health, and by establishing extended paediatric services in the suburbs of Kathmandu valley and running free clinics in its premises in Pulchok Lalitpur.
The mission of Nepal Paediatric Society (NEPAS) is to strive for the overall development of the children of Nepal by supporting child right issues, child health including preventive measures, and professional upgrading and welfare of its members.
Furthermore, we aim to evolve into a dynamic hub for pioneering child health research, fostering the participation of an expanding network of paediatricians and researchers dedicated to exploring inquiries crucial to the well-being of our nation’s children.