About Rajendra

Dr. Rajendra Pant started his career as a Medical Officer at several district hospitals of Nepal. He has been involved as a Medical Superintendent at District Hospital Dhading; National Consultant, Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Elimination Program, UNICEF; Senior Hospital and Public Health Administrator; Central Regional health Directorate; Director, National TB Center; Director, Mid Western Regional Health Directorate; and Director, Child Health Division, Department of Health Services. At present he is the Director General, Department of Health Services, Ministry of Health in Nepal.

Dr. Pant received his MBBS degree from Rajshahi University, Bangladesh, Diploma in Tuberculosis Control and Epidemiology, RIT, Japan and diploma in TB and Chest Diseases from Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan. He has completed his MPH degree from The Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, USA and received Certificate in Humanitarian Assistant (Emergency Public Health for Refugees and Displaced Persons) from School of Hygiene and Public Health.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of Public Health. His recent work involves directing, planning, monitoring, supervision, financial and general administration of all health programs and activities of Nepal.

This speaker will be presenting at the following session(s)

  • End of viral hepatitis? Not without tackling hepatitis E!


    Day: 2 November

    Time: 07:30

    This early morning side meeting will look at this neglected form of the hepatitis virus and the limited strategies to control it. With no efficacious treatment available for acute fulminant hepatitis E and a limited impact from improvements in water and sanitation in displaced populations, this meeting will examine what can be done to limit the burden worldwide. 


    • Introduction: Hepatitis E in humanitarian settings.
      Iza Ciglenecki,‎ Médecins Sans Frontières
    • Hepatitis E in developing countries: an old disease?
      Dr. Rakesh Aggarwal, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences
    • Hepatitis E in developed countries: a new disease?
      Dr. Harry Dalton, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
    • Hepatitis E vaccine: a new control tool?
      Dr. James Shih, Innovax
    • Round table discussion.
      Moderator: Dr. Harry Dalton, Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
      with Dr Rajendra Pant, Dr Rakesh Aggarwall, Dr Philippa Easterbrook