NEPTA Activities 2014-16
|S.N.||Activities 2014 – 16||Date||Remarks|
|1.||Meeting with the personal Secretary of the Honorable Health Minister Mr. Gagan Thapa to discuss about the situation analysis of Physiotherapy which will be conveyed to the Hon.Minister before the formal meeting.||October 29, 2016||This meeting will definitely help lobby physiotherapy needs at the higher authority and all levels at the Government sectors| .|
|2.||Supply of Services Agreement
And Nepal Physiotherapy Association
|4 October 2016
|Signed by Rachael Lowe, CEO, Physiopedia Plus and Nishchal Shakya,President, NEPTA|
|3.||MOU between Nepal Physiotherapy Association and Annapurna Rehabilitation Center (ARC) for supporting earthquake victims
|From 1st Shrawan 2072 B.S(MOU for the period of 3 months)||Signed by Nishchal Shakya, President NEPTA and Manju Gyawali, ARC|
|4.||Meeting and lobbying with government officials at Ministry of Health and National Planning Commission.
A breakthrough on the physiotherapy sector.Nepal government announces the vacancy for the 9th grade physiotherapist which is the highest level post announced so far in history.
|At different dates and occasions||Thanks to continuous support of stakeholders for supporting NEPTA on its advocacy work.
|5.||NEPTA celebrated the world physiotherapy day.
Program :PHYSIO rally from Maitighar Mandala to New Baneshwor circle .
|8 September 2016||Closing Program:8:30 am at Katilas Ortho Neuro Physiotherapy centre
Supporting Partner : Physio Fit
|6.||Department of Physiotherapy,Scheer Memorial Hospital in collaboration with NEPTA celebrated World Physiotherapy Day.||8 September 2016||Hosted by Department of Physiotherapy, Scheer Memorial Hospital|
|7.||NEPTA Chapter-Kaski also celebrated World Physical Therapy day||8 September 2016||Posters presentation, Pamphlet distribution and Free physiotherapy camp at Pokhara|
|8.||NEPTA Chitwan Chapter was formed
(President- Subarna Shrestha, Secretary – Bishal Regmi, Treasurer – Sudip Paudel)
|September 8, 2016||Members-Sanjay Shah,Jaya Sharma,Sunil Yadav, Ravi Gupta
Advisor – Rishikesh Sah
|9.||Terai hospital, Simara in joint venture with NEPTA organized physiotherapy awareness camp||14th August 2016||Lead by Shamed Katila, executive for NEPTA|
|10.||Information exchange session with physiotherapists around Biratnagar , Jhapa and Illam||3rd august 2016||Lead by Jay Narayan Yadav.
The session was focused on sharing the national level updates, NEPTACON16 , collecting feedbacks and expanding NEPTA at Eastern region, Nepal
|11.||Nepal Physiotherapy Association and its Kaski chapter hold a formal meeting at Pokhara.||24/ 25 July 2016||Represented by general secretary,NEPTA and Kaski chapter by the executive team and member Physiotherapists,Kaski,Pokhara|
|12.||Promotional Video of NEPTACON 2016 Prepared and Released||July 23,2016||Prepared by NEPTA to disseminate the information|
|13.||Officially opened a NEPTA twitter account with a handle @NeptaNepal
|14.||Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): Nepal Physiotherapy Association (NEPTA) and Circus Kathmandu intend to work in collaboration and seals a partnership between two organisations.||July 1, 2016||Nishchal Shakya(NEPTA) and Subash Gautam(Partnerships and Program Manager)for Circus Kathmandu
|15.||NEPTA Meeting with Nepal Health Professional Council(NHPC)
Title Protection file submitted to NHPC
|June 27, 2016||Discussion on to stop Quack practice and CPT college openings, Licensing Exams, Registration Procedures, Code of Ethics and Distance Learning Issues and Problems|
|16.||International Organization for Migration(IOM), with support from AmeriCares, Australian Aid and Nepal Physiotherapy Association prepared awareness raising videos for the public service announcement (PSA) series on “Injury Rehabilitation and Accessibility”||June 3, 2016||Documentary for Public Service Announcement available in Youtube
PSA – Part 6,7,10 exclusively for Physiotherapy
|17.||Participation on “Togetherness for strengthening Comprehensive Physical Rehabilitation Service in Nepal.
Exposure Visit: Army Rehabilitation Center, Kathmandu
|25th May, 2016||Venue: Hotel Manang, Kathmandu
Organized by POS, Nepal with the support of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Handicap International (HI).
|18.||“Chest Rehabilitation” workshop in collaboration with JIMTEF and SOLID Nepal.||April 30,2016||Venue: TB Training Center, Thimi, Bhaktapur.
Program Co-ordinated by Sumana and Nishchal, NEPTA
|19.||Lessons Learnt Conference: Health Sector Response to Nepal Earthquake 2015 organised by WHO and MOH,GoN
|21-22 April,2016||NEPTA emphasized the Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation sector to be prioritised at the planning and policy level and importance during Disaster preparedness and Response and the Human Resource issue and the recruitments for physiotherapists at the Government level.|
|20.||Mulligan Concept Workshop: Upper and Lower Quadrant conducted by Dr. Jack Miller,Timothy W. Mann- Accredited Mulligan Concept Teachers |Total participants: 107|||March 19-21, 2016||Hosted by Dhulikhel Hospital, Dhulikhel
Orgnasing Secretary: Nishchal Shakya for KUSMS
Workshop in NepalVenue: Auditorium Hall,Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences,Dhulikhel Hospital
|21.||Nepal Physiotherapy Association and Rotary Club Patan organized free physiotherapy camp near to Patan Durbar Square.||March 26, 2016||Hosted by Rotary Club Patan; Represented by Sumana Baidya for NEPTA|
|22.||ADAPT/ GHD/ NEPTA Skype Meetings for WCPT Focused Symposia Application||February 27, 2016||Accepted for the WCPT Symposium at Capetown, South Africa 2017
Representation by : Sunil Pokhrel for NEPTA.
|23.||Meeting among professional association of NEPTA, POS Nepal and ANOT
|December 2 2015||Funded by USAID and hosted by Handicap International
Participation by all NEPTA executives
|24.||World Physical Therapy Day 2015 celebration at Scheer Memorial Hospital Banepa in collaboration with NEPTA. Fun run was organized in Banepa.||September 8, 2015||Lead by Dinesh Chataut, Physiotherapist, Scheer Memorial Hospital.|
|25.||World Physiotherapy Day celebration with the theme of “Healing the echoes of trauma” organized by NEPTA||September 8, 2015||Hosted by KIST hospital.
Lead by Manju Gyawali for NEPTA.
|26.||NEPTA physiotherapy awareness step-On the occasion of World Physiotherapy Day 2015, the national television NTV plus broadcasted the documentary “Understanding Physiotherapy”
|August 29, 2015||This is re-telecast for the second time in the occasion of World Physiotherapy Day every year.
Documentary originally prepared by Department of Physiotherapy, KUSMS
|27.||NEPTA’s Participation on,” Interaction on Initiation of Ethical Practice for Prosthetic & Orthotic (P&O) services”||August 14,2015||Represented by Nishchal Shakya|
|28.||NEPTA Meeting with Nepal Health Professional Council(NHPC),team of Dept. of Physiotherapy,KUSMS & a representative from Handicap International,Nepal and Dr. Gillian Web||August 1,2015||NEPTA presented on Problems and Needs of Physiotherapy in Nepal and Code of Ethics-Review| Discussions and policy making for Licensure Exams and Accreditation| Thanks to NHPC for accepting the agendas and inviting to work together on prioritised agendas of NEPTA
|29.||Camp for the Earthquake victims from Langtang at Yellow Gumba||June 3, 2015||In collaboration with “Nyanopan doctors and nurses from Nepal and USA” with Captain Vijay Lama-the facilitator|
|30.||Formation of Rehabilitation sub cluster under the ministry of health and population Nepal, with WHO, NEPTA, Handicap International and UK-EMT||May 23, 2015||To promote the one door system to support for emergency rehabilitation services.
Represented by Sunil Pokhrel and Nishchal Shakya
|31.||Rehabilitation Sub-cluster Meetings
(12/15May, 5 June,31 July,18 August,2015
|Various days||Participated by Sunil Pokhrel and Nishchal Shakya|
|32.||Meeting with MOHP, UK-EMT,HI- Health Cluster and Rehabilitation Sub cluster meeting||May 11, 2015||Participated by Sunil Pokhrel and Nishchal Shakya|
|33.||Meeting with MOH, Leprosy Control Division,UK-EMT and Visit to Kathmandu Model Hospital, Trauma Hospital, Patan Hospital||May 10,2015||Participated by Nishchal Shakya|
|34.||Visit to Teaching Hospital(IOM) and Trauma Center for the observation of Physiotherapy Management of Earthquake Victims||May 6, 2015||NEPTA team|
|35.||AWP General Meeting and WCPT conference, Singapore||April 31- May 4, 2015||Represented by Nischal Shakya for NEPTA
WCPT congress-Welcome Reception, Secretary General Brenda Myers appealed for help to everyone to support Nepal Earthquake Victims| There are 4 participants from Nepal.Thanks to AWP and WCPT for all the support
|36.||Participation at National Workshop on Health and Disability, organized by MOHP in collaboration with WHO, HI and Netherland Leprosy Relief||23-24 March, 2015||Presentation by Nishchal Shakya: “Human Resources for Health: Rehabilitation Professionals in Nepal”
Venue: Hotel Radission
|37.||Free Physiotherapy camp at Sunakothi in collaboration with Champapur Jayces||March 21st 2015||Represented by Sumana Baidya and physiotherapy students of KUSMS|
|38.||Conducted KINESIO Taping workshop||March 14, 2015||Resource Person: Dr Ryoichi Hatanaka, Matauyama University
Venue : Hit Medical, Madhyapur thimi, Bahakha Bazaar
|39.||Free Physiotherapy camp at Kalanki,||January 31,2015||Represented by Nripendra Karn,Soni Dev, Nishchal Shakya and physiotherapy students of KUSMS|
|40.||Meeting of three professional associations NEPTA, Prosthetic Orthotic Society(POS) & Association of Occupational Therapist(ANOT)
Participants : Executive members of NEPTA, POS Nepal & ANOT and Key staff representative of HI Nepal
| 2nd December, 2015.
|Venue: Hotel Shambala
Purpose: Ways to initiate collaborations to continue the advocacy for recognition of rehabilitation professionals in the country, including the idea of formation of rehabilitation council.
|41.||14th ASCoN Conference 2015: Participation by Bishwas Shrestha and NishchalShakya, NEPTA Executive||December 3-5, 2015
|Hosted by: Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Center
Venue: Hyatt Regency, Kathmandu, Nepal
|42.||NEPTA participation at a mass rally organised by National Federation of the Disabled Nepal||December 3rd 2015||Represented by Sunil Pokhrel|
|43.||The role of physiotherapists in the medical response team following a natural disaster: our experience in Nepal
(A message from Nepal Physiotherapy Association- NEPTA)
|Contributing Authors : Darren Reed, Saurab Sharma, Sunil Pokhrel and Nishchal Shakya
Journal of Sports and Physical Therapy(JOSPT)
|Executive Meetings –Nepal Physiotherapy Association|
|1.||NEPTA Executive Meetings||October 22/November 5,2016
|NEPTACON 2016 Preparations|
|2.||NEPTACON 2016 Scientific Committe Meeting||September 19,2016||NEPTACON 2016 Preparations|
|3.||Executive Meeting||September 5,2016||World PT day 2016 preparations|
|4.||Executive Meeting|||August 20,2016||Planning for September 8,World Physiotherapy Day\ and NEPTACON 2016|
|5.||Executive Meeting||May 21,2016|
|6.||Executive Meeting :Nomination for executive members Jay Narayan Yadav and Reagan Shakya and General Secretary Sunil Pokhrel||April 24,2016||Felicitation and organised a debriefing session about NEPTA activities to the WCPT-Asia West Pacific Chair Assoc.Prof Gillian Webb|
|7.||Executive Meeting : Nomination for the new council member in our team Mr. Tenzing David Sherpa||April 2,2016||Announcement of 8th NEPTACON International Conference and Pre-conference decided.|
|8.||Executive Meeting||November 28,2015||Discussion on Ongoing Issues|
|9.||Executive meeting||Oct 17, 2016||Certificates and Token of Love presented by JCI champapur Jayces,General Secretary-Mr. Milan Thapa for NEPTA participation at their Conference in September 11-12,2015|
|10.||Executive meeting||August 15/September 3,2015||World Physio Day
September 8, 2015 Preparations
|11.||Executive Meeting- Skype calls and Phones||—-||Earthquake Hampered the regular meetings; Many minutes were not documented- Quorum Used to be insufficient|
|12.||NEPTA monthly meeting||March 7, 2015||Felicitation to the sub-committe members of physiotherapy at NHPC-Saurab Sharma, Zeenat Upprety and Ramesh Sada|
|13.||NEPTA monthly meeting and acknowledgement to Kushal Ranabhat for being a member of NHPC for physiotherapy faculty.||February 7, 2015||Continuous lobbying and follow up of NEPTA with Nepal Health Professional council|
|14.||First NEPTA Executive Meeting after the New executive formation||December 13/December27,2014||Road map for new term discussed; Ways to improve the association and proposal for the formation of action committees, Advisory Boards formation, Camps and other activities Planning|