Dharmpal Prasad Raman is a public health management professional with more than two decades of experience developing, leading, and managing development assistance projects throughout Nepal. His expertise focuses heavily on capacity building and mobilization of communities in rural areas in the areas of health, sanitation, and hygiene, as well as the education sector.
Mr. Raman currently serves as the resident program advisor in Nepal for ENVISION (2012-2019), a global project funded and implemented by USAID, that aims to control and eliminate seven neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) by the year 2020. In this role, he provides leadership and technical assistance in support of achieving national program control and elimination targets for three endemic NTDs: trachoma, lymphatic filariasis, and soil-transmitted helminths. His key activities include maximizing coverage for mass drug administration, capacity and systems strengthening, and monitoring and evaluation. Most recently, Mr. Raman has been working closely with the government of Nepal and Nepal Netra Jyoti Sangh, the National Society for Comprehensive Eye Care, to help prepare Nepal’s application for official verification of trachoma elimination by the World Health Organization.
Before joining ENVISION, Mr. Raman served as RTI’s Deputy Chief of Party for USAID’s Health for Life (H4L) project and as the RTI Country Manager for the NTD Control Program, USAID’s first global neglected tropical disease project which was funded and implemented from 2006-2012. Throughout his career, he has been effective in establishing positive relationships with host government authorities and other implementing partners, including community-based organizations to further programmatic goals and objectives.