Sujan Babu Marahatta has over ten years of teaching and research experience in the field of public health and epidemiology. He is currently Associate Professor at Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences affiliated to Tribhuvan University Nepal.
Sujan completed his PhD under a WHO-TDR fellowship. His research interest is in global health particularly in communicable disease epidemiology. Recently, he has been awarded a WHO-TDR re-entry grant for the project entitled ‘Barriers to access, case detection and treatment completion: Mainstreaming a pro-poor approach for TB control in Nepal’.
Sujan has held different positions at Kathmandu University Medical School prior of joining Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences. Likewise, he is an associate/member at the Institute of Public Health, Calgary University, Canada. He has published dozens of papers in international journals and has supervised a number of undergraduate and postgraduate students in his field.
Sujan was awarded a young scientist award for his master’s research. Likewise he received the most outstanding PhD student award of the batch of 2007 from the Faculty of Tropical Medicine Mahidol University, Thailand. He is an expert in communicable disease epidemiology and member of International Epidemiology Association.
Sujan Marahatta's Papers
In PUBLIC HEALTH Vol. 145 (pp. 39-44). W B SAUNDERS CO LTD. doi:10.1016/j.puhe.12.031, 2017.
Abstract The 2015 earthquake in Nepal killed over 8000 people, injured more than 21,000 and displaced a further 2 million. One year later, a national workshop was organized with various Nepali stakeholders involved in the response to the earthquake. The workshop provided participants an opportunity to reflect on their experiences and sought to learn lessons from the disaster.
Journal of Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences, 1 (4), 43-49, 2015.
Abstract: For decades the maternal mortality in Nepal was the lead cause of death among women, with serious improvements in the maternal mortality ratio in the twentieth century the second most common cause has become more prominent. Suicide is now one of the leading causes of death for women of a reproductive age in Nepal. This scoping review brings together the key available literature to identify the causes of suicide among women in Nepal. Published and unpublished studies and the grey literature published on women and suicide related to Nepal between 2000 and 2014 were searched and included in this review.This review suggested a number of explanations for high rate of suicide among women including: partner violence, alcoholism and polygamy, the culture of silence, early age marriage and prolonged child bearing and dependency on men for financial security. This paper highlights some challenges and suggests ways forward in the improvement of mental health in Nepal.
Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences Vol. 1, Issue 4, 1-2, 2015.