Professor of International Public Health and Associate Dean (Global Engagement) for the Faculty of Education, Health and Community
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Professor Padam Simkhada is a Professor of International Public Health at the Public Health Institute and Associate Dean (Global Engagement) for the Faculty of Education, Health and Community. His research focuses on global public health. He is interested in different aspects of international health particularly in public health problems in developing countries. His current research are on maternal health, health promotion, migration, sex trafficking, reproductive and sexual health including HIV/AIDS. He has been involving on capacity building activities in developing countries particularly on evidence synthesis and systematic reviews. He has published a wide range of peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters related to his research field.
He is originally from Nepal and graduated from Tribhuvan University Nepal. He has completed M.Sc. in Public Health and Health Promotion from Brunel University in 1999 and PhD from Southampton University in 2003. Before he moved to Liverpool John Moores, he was Senior Lecturer in International Health at Sheffield University and Programme Co-ordinator and Lecturer in International Health at the University of Aberdeen. Previously, he worked for Save the Children (UK) and Ministry of Health in Nepal.
He is also a Visiting Professor at Monamohan Institute of Health Science, Tribhuvun University and Nobel College, Pokhara University in Nepal. He is an Honorary Senior Lecturer at the School of Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield and a Visiting Fellow at Bournemouth University. He is also Adjunct Faculty at Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University) Nagpur, India.
In addition to the journal articles in the ‘papers’ section Padam has also authored, co-authored or edited the books and book chapters below:
- Wasti, S.P., Simkhada, P. & van Teijlingen, E. (2015) The Dynamics of Health in Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal: Social Science Baha & Himal Books
- van Teijlingen, E, Simkhada, P., Wasti, P.P. (2015) Nepal is Changing: Modernisation and Diversity in Healthcare. In: Wasti, S.P., Simkhada, P.P. & van Teijlingen, E. (Eds.) The Dynamics of Health in Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal: Social Science Baha & Himal Books: 1-15.
- Wasti, S.P., Simkhada, P. & van Teijlingen, E. (Eds.) (2015) Socio-Cultural Aspects of HIV/AIDS. In: The Dynamics of Health in Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal: Social Science Baha & Himal Books: 47-62.
- Acharya, D.R., Regmi, P., Simkhada, P. van Teijlingen, E. (2015) Modernisation and Changes in Attitudes towards Sex and Relationships in Young People. In: Wasti, S.P., Simkhada, P.P. & van Teijlingen, E. (Eds.) The Dynamics of Health in Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal: Social Science Baha & Himal Books: 63-94.
- Simkhada, B., Sharma, A., van Teijlingen, E., Silwal, R.C., Simkhada, P. (2015) Exploring Maternal Mortality Reduction. In: Wasti, S.P., Simkhada, P.P. & van Teijlingen, E. (Eds.) The Dynamics of Health in Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal: Social Science Baha & Himal Books: 95-121.
- Simkhada, P., van Teijlingen, E., Wasti, S.P. (2015) Final thoughts. In: Wasti, S.P., Simkhada, P.P. & van Teijlingen, E. (Eds.) The Dynamics of Health in Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal: Social Science Baha & Himal Books: 222-228.
Professor Padam Simkhada's Papers
Suresh Joshi, Professor Padam Simkhada, Gordon Prescott
BMC INTERNATIONAL HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS, 11, 10 pages. doi:10.1186/1472-698X-11-3, 2011.
Abstract Nepal is one of the largest suppliers of labour to countries where there is a demand for cheap and low skilled workers. In the recent years the Gulf countries have collectively become the main destinations for international migration. This paper aims to explore the health problems and accidents experienced by a sample of Nepalese migrant in three Gulf countries.
The contribution of female community health volunteers (FCHVs) to maternity care in Nepal: a qualitative study.
Sarita Panday, Paul Bissell, Edwin van Teijlingen, Professor Padam Simkhada
BMC HEALTH SERVICES RESEARCH, 17, 11 pages. doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2567-7, 2017.
Abstract In resource-poor settings, the provision of basic maternity care within health centres is often a challenge. Despite the difficulties, Nepal reduced its maternal mortality ratio by 80% from 850 to an estimated 170 per 100,000 live births between 1991 and 2011 to achieve Millennium Development Goal Five. One group that has been credited for this is community health workers, known as Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs), who form an integral part of the government healthcare system. This qualitative study explores the role of FCHVs in maternal healthcare provision in two regions: the Hill and Terai.
Preeti Mahato, Edwin van Teijlingen, Professor Padam Simkhada, Zoe Sheppard, Ram Chandra Silwal
Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, 13, 91-96. doi:10.1016/j.srhc.2017.07.002, 2017.
Abstract In Nepal, both percentage of women giving birth at health facility and proportion of birth assisted by skilled birth attendant is very low. The purpose of this research was to identify predictors for choice of place of birth: either at home, primary health care facility (including birthing centres) or at tertiary health care facilities (hospitals and clinics).