Mr. Lal Mani Adhikari is a development professional with more than fifteen years of working experience in health and development sectors of Nepal, particularly contributing in program management aspects including need assessment, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation at national and regional level health projects. He has experience of working in the field of Tuberculosis and HIV program for more than 10 years.
Additionally, Adhikari is experienced in executing HIV/AIDS integrated health service program like Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT)/Ante Retroviral Therapy (ART)/Care Support Treatment (CST)/Community Home Based Care (CHBC) improving diagnosis, care and support and treatment services for people living with HIV and facilitated increasing access to care and treatment among cross border migrants. He is also involved in hosting and facilitating various seminars, trainings and orientations on TB and HIV program at national and regional level.
He is currently involved in Support to implement National TB Programme (SR model). He has previously worked in Reaching Across Border project (2006 to 2008), Bhutanese Refugees Resettlement project. USRAP (2009 to 2012) and TB REACH Project (2012 to 2016). He is skilled in Programme Cycle Management and Coordination; Post Disaster Humanitarian work; Health Research and Research Management; Monitoring and Evaluation; Logistics Management; Rapid field project implementation and TB and HIV laboratory management. Adhikari has completed Post Graduate in Public Health. Peoples-Uni, Manchester UK, 2016.
- Study of diagnostic algorithms for optimal detection of Tuberculosis in a tertiary care centre of eastern Nepal. Co-Investigator, on pipeline publication, presented on 46th Union World Conference in Cape Town, South Africa.2015.
- Introducing new tuberculosis diagnostics: the impact of Xpert MTB/RIF testing on case notifications in Nepal, Co-author, Published on Journal of International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases, 2015. DOI: 10.5588/ijtld.14.0775.
- Social Epidemiology of HIV/TB Coinfection: A triad with Poverty, Author, published on Journal of Advanced Academic Research, 2014. DOI: 10.3126/jaar.v1i1.13513.
- Effectiveness of Syndromes STI case Management /Reproductive Health Training in Knowledge and Practice of Auxillary Health Workers, Co-author, Published on Journal of Universal College of Medical Sciences, 2014. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/jucms.v2i3.11826.
- Yield of Three Consecutive Sputum Specimen in Diagnosis of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in Comparison with Sputum Culture: Active case finding in Bhutanese Refugee living in Nepal; Coauthor. Conference presentation: ICIDN 2015, Kathmandu, http://icidn2015.com/ICIDN2015BookofAbstractsOnlineversion.pdf
- ADVANTAGE OF GENEXPERT MTB/RIF FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF PULMONARY TUBERCULOSIS SUSPECTS IN NEPAL. Co-Author. Conference: SEAR UNION conference on TB and Lung Health, At Kathmandu Nepal.
- Implications of Molecular assays for Tuberculosis diagnosis in Nepal: A Literature Review: Author, Conference proceeding, published in abstract book of International Conference on Emerging Science and Technology, Biratnagar, Nepal, 2014.
- Ethnomedical Health Care Practices: Propelling or impeding Human Development. Author/presenter for Conference proceeding 8th Global Human Development Conference, Kathmandu, Nepal 2012.