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Ram Charitra Sah awarded "Best Paper" by the Nepal Health Research Council

IPENer Ram Charitra Sah, Executive Director of the Center for Public Health and Environmental Development (CEPHED), presented a paper entitled "Bio Monitoring of Mercury Contamination in Human Body and Policy Influence in Nepal" at the First National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal, which took place in April in Kathmandu. The paper relates to CEPHED's extensive work on mercury issues, especially bio-monitoring and policy initiatives, and was chosen as "Best Paper" among the 70 scientific papers presented at the summit.

The summit was organized by the Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC) and Government of Nepal. 

More information about the summit and the full paper can be found at http://nshp.nhrc.org.np/index.php
 
Importantly, the Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), has banned the import, purchase and use of all mercury-based equipment in the health sector of Nepal effective from 16 July, 2015. 

Ram Best Paper Certificate