Puskar Raj Paudel is the Project Manager of the IMPACT 2 TB project, based in Makwanpur district. He has wide and extensive experience in community-based research projects, including randomized controlled trial (RCT), specifically in the area of maternal and child health, nutrition and tuberculosis issues, disaster risk reduction, cooperative, microenterprise development, and economic development. He is a monitoring and evaluation and surveillance professional with Masters in Population Studies and Masters in Sociology from TU. He has over 12 years’ experience in project management, team management, logistic planning, monitoring, and evaluation of health & development work in Nepal. He has previously worked in KNCV TB Foundation, Mother and Infant Research Activities (MIRA), the New Era, SSMP/NHSSP, and Mercy Corps Nepal.
In DrOTS Nepal, he is mainly responsible for the preparation, assembling/configuration, training, and deployment of smart pillboxes and assesses their effectiveness.