University of Heidelberg

Jamuna Shrestha

Jamuna Shrestha

Jamuna Shrestha is a native of Kathmandu, Nepal. She is a well-qualified and experienced public health professional specializing in sexual and reproductive health with a focus on HIV&AIDS and STIs. She has two Master's degrees, one in International Public Health and the other in Medical Anthropology from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. These two degrees, along with management and coordination positions that she has held during her professional career have provided her with significant theoretical and practical skills for the development sectors. Since she has invested most of her knowledge and skills in enhancing the quality of life of marginalized people from low and middle income areas, her particular strengths lie in leading and mobilizing communities and teams in project management, organizational development, monitoring, evaluation, human resource development, and inter-agency coordination. She also has experience with various research methodologies. She has a special interest in youth and adolescent programmes, particularly life skills, peer education, youth services, and women's and youth sexual and reproductive rights. Jamuna is currently working for the program "Promotion of Sexual and Reproductive Health Right of Nepal", which is jointly run by the GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and the GFA Consulting Group GmbH.

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