Title Date
Global Ministerial Mental Health Summit 2018 2018-10-24
Recovery from a traumatic suffering 2018-10-11
Capacity Enhancement and Need Assessment for Self Advocates 2018-06-28
Face to Face Program on Suicide Prevention 2018-04-04
Interaction Program on CMHC Package 2074 and Annual Work Plan Development 2018-03-23
Fourth Regional Level Training on Mental Health and Human Rights 2017-09-18
Devkota became Ashoka Fellow 2017-09-06
Rotary supports materials to the beneficiaries 2017-04-24
KOSHISH received Social Service Award 2015-12-04
International Disability Day celebrated 2015-12-03
Devkota honored 2015-10-09
A forum on roles of social workers in mental health 2015-07-25
Earthquake and Mental Health 2015-06-18
A discussion forum with Film Artists 2014-12-16
KOSHISH celebrates World Mental Health Day 2014-10-10
KOSHISH Chairperson Mr. Devktoa received Punawati Prasain Women Rights and Upliftment Award 2014-08-17
The Roles and Responsibilities of Psychology Students 2014-07-20
Awareness and fundraising program 2014-06-01
An interaction program held on “Importance of Integrating Mental Health in Primary Health: Opportu 2014-03-12
Workshop on "Reintegration & access to justice of women with psycho-social/mental health problem" 2014-02-24
Program Conducted on Breaking the Chains of Stigma in Mental Health 2014-02-20
"Success Stories" published 2013-12-20
Program for the Promotion and Protection of Mental Health 2013-10-17
National Mental Health Policy: Status of Implementation, Challenges and Opportunities 2013-06-06
Interaction Program on CMHC Package 2074 and Annual Work Plan Development
Posted on: 23 Mar, 2018


Primary Health Care Revitalization Division under Ministry of Health, in collaboration with KOSHISH, organized an interaction program on Community Mental Health Care (CMHC) Package 2074 and development of annual program on 22nd March, 2018 in Lalitpur. The participants included government officials, representatives from national human rights commission, psychiatric doctors from government and private hospitals and national and international non-governmental organizations working on mental health.

The interaction program was set into motion with facilitation by Mr. Bijay Kranti Shakya, Focal Person of Mental Health in Primary Health Care Revitalization Department (PHCRD) where he invited Mr. Bhogendra Raj Dotel, Director of PHCRD to highlight the program’s objectives. Mr. Dotel stated that the main objective of the program was to share the CMHC Package developed after long hardship of team members which is to be endorsed by Ministry of Health and Population in future. He added that the program will be focused on discussion on provision of mental health in federal structure with 3 tiers government system (federal, provincial and local) where resources are rolled out by the government.

Mr. Sagar Dahal, Sr. Public Health Administrator of PHCRD gave overview of CMHC Package 2074 where outlines, principles of integration, components of package, implementation modality with way forward were discussed in the presentation. It was followed by presentation of KOSHISH by Mr. Laxman Nath, Program Officer on review of CMHC Package. The presentation had the appreciation of initiation, considerations and strengths of package and recommendations for the issues to be considered. Mrs. Sharmila Parajuli, Legal Expert of KOSHISH presented on CMHC Package based on human right perspective.

After the presentation, the floor was open for discussion on the CMHC package which was facilitated by Mr. Sagar Dahal. Mr. Dahal then invited Mr. Bhogendra Raj Dotel to make concluding remarks of the discussion.  Mr. Dotel recommended forming a technical committee, which will include one member from each organization working on mental health and psychosocial issues, to work on programmatic implications.

Mr. Sagar Dahal from PHCRD then took feedback and opinions from participants to build common consensus on basic program component of annual plan. Following the collection of feedback, names for the technical committee were collected. Mr. Bhogendra Dotel then closed the program by appreciating KOSHISH for providing the platform and thanked all the attendees for their active participation.