Rabindra Baskota

Rabindra Baskota

Program Manager, National Leprosy Programme of Nepal

Rabindra is the chief of the Leprosy Control and Disability Management Section of the Ministry of Health and Population of Nepal. He is a dermatologist and holds a Master’s of Public Health from the University of Melbourne, where he was awarded the “Leaders in Community” award in 2021. Since 2018, his work has involved the development of national policies, strategies, and guidelines, and leprosy program management at the national and the sub-national levels.

Rabindra contributed to the development of the Zero Leprosy Toolkit as a member of GPZL’s Operational Excellence Working Group and chair of the SDR-PEP sub-group. He also worked with GPZL to coordinate Nepal’s National Leprosy Programme review alongside WHO, ILEP, and organizations of persons affected by leprosy. He then spearheaded the development of Nepal’s National Zero Leprosy Roadmap and Action Plan. Rabindra has authored and co-authored various publications on leprosy.