Nitin Nischal Bhandari

Nitin Nischal Bhandari

Nitin Bhandari explores the way in which the introduction of the ‘bag and mask’ technique helped to drastically reduce newborn mortality rates in his home-country of Nepal. From this, he argues for the importance of strengthening the platforms for the sharing of knowledge in national and international contexts.


Nitin Nischal Bhandari is a consultant- research assistant for the project learning for action across health system. Prior to joining the research team, he was pursuing MSc in International Health Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science under the Chevening Scholarship Program ‎2016-2017.

Nitin is a public health expert from Nepal. He holds a bachelor's degree in medicine (MBBS) and a masters (MD) in community medicine. He has worked extensively in maternal, child health and nutrition related programs. He was among the core team members that developed a national level package on neonatal and child health; and also co-authored a study on neonatal verbal autopsy, which served as a policy directive to the government of Nepal. He is also a certified master trainer of several maternal and child health training packages and a founding president of number of social and community initiatives.

He is a passionate public health physician who also worked with UNICEF in the revitalization of primary health care services and re-strengthening of government health system during Nepal earthquake 2015. His experiences include planning, development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of large scale health projects funded by UNICEF, USAID and other donors based in Nepal.