3rd AGM 2017
The third Annual General Meeting of Australasian Nepalese Medical and Dental Association has been successfully held in Adelaide on the 6th and 7th of October 2017.
The AGM was held in two parts – one in the morning which featured presentations of clinical significance by Dr. Chandra Pokharel, Dr. Kush Shrestha, Dr. Anju Pandey, Dr. Sarbin Ranjitkar, and Dr. Arjun Burlakoti.
The AGM was attended by ANMDA members from different Australian States – ACT, NSW, SA, TAS, and VIC.
The AGM adopted the principles and the directions of the outgoing teams. A new executive team was formed under the leadership of Dr. Ghana Chapagain.
The second part of the AGM, which was held in the evening consisted of a gala dinner cum cultural program. The chief guest of the night was Nepalese Ambassador to Australia, Her Excellency Lucky Sherpa. As new Vice President of ANMDA, Dr. Chandra Deepak Pokhrel, thanked Her Excellency for her support towards ANMDA’s vision to work with the Govt. of Nepal. Outgoing President Dr Keshav Bhattarai thanked all the participants and organisers for the successful event.
HOBART HEALTH EDUCATION & SCREENING PROGRAM
Health education and screening program was organised by ANMDA on 30th December 2017 in collaboration with Nepalese Society of Tasmania (NEST) and Bhutanese community members of Hobart. About 70 Nepalese speaking community members attended the program. Medical team from ANMDA Dr Ghana Chapagain, Dr Chandra Pokharel, Dr Prabin Pathak, Dr Anju Pandey and Dr Keshav Bhattarai were involved in health education and awareness and clinical screening programme. Active involvement of NEST executive members Pradeep Dhungana, Sanjay Gautam and Punam Panta and Bhutanese community leader Mr Khadga Thapa was highly appreciated. The program was also supported by nurse Sabita Dhakal and Pradeep KC and other NEST executive members.
MENTAL HEALTH SYMPOSIUM
ANMDA has organized a half a day symposium on Mental Health in Sydney in collaboration with NRNA SCC NSW and was supported by Sydney City College of Management. The theme of the symposium was “It is OK not to be OK; Let’s talk about Depression”. It had the aim of raising awareness of community leaders on Depression, suicide and to disseminate information on available resources in Mental Health that will enable timely referral and early intervention. It was attended by more than 65 community leaders representing different organizations in Sydney. Along with Dr Chapagain, the program was facilitated by Dr Bikash Shrestha, Dr Sharad Tamrakar, Dr Prabin Pathak and Dr Bhuwan Kandel. It was sponsored by Mr Kapil Nepal from Smartline, Mr Dila Kharel from Innovative Associates and Mr Yogendra Poudel from Global Consult. ANMDA would like to thank all volunteers and supporter of the program.