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Dr. Govinda Dahal, Member


Govinda Dahal is a Senior Researcher at the Bruyere Research Institute (BRI) and the University of Ottawa, Canada working in the area of population health- e.g. immigrant health, health equity, social determinants of health, children and youth health, reproductive health. He is also the Executive Director of Canada Foundation for Nepal. He is contributing to build capacity on evidence-based health policy and practices, and critical care management of hospital systems in Nepal, working with the teams of BRI, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He is a former Director of the CNSUK. He previously worked for the UNECE, WHO, DFID and Johns Hopkins University as a researcher/consultant in the area of population health and statistics. He holds a PhD degree in Social Statistics/Demography from the University of Southampton, UK, and MA from Australia and Nepal. There are many research publications to his credit. 

2006  PhD in Social Statistics/DemographyUniversity of Southampton, UK
Thesis: Men’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Behaviour in Nepal using both quantitative and qualitative methods
1998  Master’s in DemographyAustralian National University, Australia 
1997  Graduate Diploma in DemographyAustralian National University, Australia
1992  Master's in Education (Economics), Tribhuvan University, Nepal 
1991  Master’s in Population Studies, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
1988  Bachelor of Education (Science and Economics)Tribhuvan University, Nepal
1985  Intermediate of Education (Science), Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Health Technology Impact Assessment; Behavior Change for Healthy Lifestyle; Reproductive Health (Male Involvement); Maternal Child Health; Health of Children and Youth; Community Engagement for Better Health; Networking; Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, Systematic Reviews, Advanced Statistical Analyses; Proposal Writing for Funding; Program/Project Design, Implementation, Evaluation and Knowledge Translation/Exchange



Sharma SK and Dahal GP. Does women’s awareness of cash incentives increase institutional delivery in Nepal? A multi-level analysis. International Journal of Maternal and Child Health, 2015, 3(2):91-100.

Pottie, K., Dahal, GP., Hanvey, L. & Marcotte, M. (2015). In Dahal In Dahal, G, Hanvey, L, Marcotte, M, Pottie, K (eds). Health Profile on Immigrant and Refugee Children and Youth in Canada. In The Health of Canada’s Children and Youth: A CICH Profile. Retrieved from http://profile.cich.ca/en/index.php/chapter4.

Pottie K, Medu O, Welch V., Dahal GP, Radar T, Rapid testing approaches to improve uptake of HIV/AIDS services in people vulnerable to HIV infection: An equity-focused systematic review. BMJ – Open Access [http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/4/12/e006859.short]

Pottie K, Dahal GP, Georgiades C, Premji K, Hassan G. Do First Generation Immigrant Adolescents Face Higher Rates of Bullying, Violence and Suicidal Behaviours Than Do Third Generation and Native Born? Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Sep 2014. [http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10903-014-0108-6#page-1]

Dahal GP,  Qayyum A,  Ferreyra M,  Kasim H,  Pottie K. Immigrant Community Leaders Identify Four Dimensions of Trust for Culturally Appropriate Diabetes Education and Care. J Immigrant Minority Health. 2014 Oct;16(5):978-84. doi: 10.1007/s10903-013-9805-9.

Pottie K., Dahal GP, Logie C., Welch V. “Rapid testing for improving uptake of HIV/AIDS services in people with HIV infection” (Protocol), The Cochrane Library 2011.

Padmadas SS, Amoako Johnson F, Leone T, Dahal GP. Do mobile family planning clinics facilitate vasectomy use in Nepal? Contraception. Feb 1, 2014. pii: S0010-7824(14)00029-8. doi: 10.1016/j.contraception.2014.01.019.

Mirella Veras, Kevin Pottie, Debra Cameron, Govinda P. Dahal, Vivian Welch, Tim Ramsay, Peter Tugwell. AVALIAÇÃO E COMPARAÇÃO DAS COMPETÊNCIAS EM SAÚDE GLOBAL ENTRE OS ESTUDANTES DE FISIOTERAPIA E TERAPIA OCUPACIONAL. SANARE-Revista de Políticas Públicas, 13(1), Oct 1, 2014. [http://sanare.emnuvens.com.br/sanare/article/view/425]

Veras M, Pottie K, Cameron D, Dahal GP, Welch V, Ramsay T, Tugwell P.Assessing and comparing global health competencies in rehabilitation students. Rehabil Res Pract. 2013;2013:208187. doi: 10.1155/2013/208187. Epub 2013
Dec 7.

Dahal, GP. (Expert support), Canadian Guidelines for Immigrant Health: Summary of clinical preventive care recommendations for newly arriving immigrants and refugees to Canada, CMAJ (www.cmaj.ca), June 7, 2010.

Dahal GP., Amoako Johnson F, and Padmadas SS. “Maternal Smoking and Acute Respiratory Infection Symptoms among Children in Nepal: A Multilevel Analysis”, Journal of Biosocial Science, Volume 41(6):747-761, 2009.

Dahal GP, Padmadas SS and Hinde PRA “Fertility Limiting Behaviour and Contraceptive Choice among Men in Nepal”, International Family Planning Perspectives, Volume 34(1):6-14, March 2008.

Dahal GP. "Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy and Services for Men in Nepal". Stupa Journal of Health Sciences, Volume 3 (1 & 2):11-19, 2007.

Dahal GP. "Population and Environment Issues in Nepal and the Need for the Community Development Policy", Contribution to Nepalese Studies, Volume 27 (1):23-50, 2000

Dahal GP. "The Impact of Maternal Education on Child's Health", Nepal Population Journal, Volume 8(7):119-126, 1999.

Dahal GP. "An Insight on the Recommendation of the ICPD Program of Action: An Emerging Challenge to Implement Reproductive Health Policy in Nepal", Journal of Reproductive Health, Volume 1(1): 32-44, July 1999.

Book Chapters

Dahal GP. Heath Status, In Adhikari KP (ed), Nepalese in the United   Kingdom: an Overview, Centre for Nepal Studies UK, 2012.

Adhikari K, Dahal GP., Dhakal L. and  Shrestha R, Demography, In Adhikari KP (ed), Nepalese in the United Kingdom: an Overview, Centre for Nepal Studies UK, 2012.

Dahal GP., Hennink M, and Hinde A., Factors Associated with Sexual Activity and Risky Sexual Behaviour among Young Men in Nepal”, In Donta, B., Volgelsong, K.M., Van Look,P.F.A. and Puri, C.P. (eds), Enhancing Male Partnership in Sexual and Reproductive Health (pp. 275-293). Mumbai: National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, 2005.

Dahal GP and Subedi MS. “Social Determinants of Health and Health Equity in Nepal: A Neglected Paradigm. In Adhikari A and Dahal G (eds). Sustainable Livelihood Systems in  Nepal, Kathmandu, CFFN-IUCN, 2015 (in press).  


Dahal GP. with a Foreword by Theodore H. MacDonald, Sexual and Reproductive Behaviour among Men in Nepal: The Need for Male-Friendly Reproductive Health Policy and Services, Edwin Mellen Press: USA, 2008.

Executive Director, Canada Foundationf for Nepal (CFFN)

Senior Researcher at the Bruyere Research Institute (BRI) and the University of Ottaw