Director of Community Health Development Society Nepal (CHDS)
Where are you based?Banepa, Nepal
Bishnu has worked with the CHDS team to provide management guidance of the Nepal Village Sanitation Project, as well as liaison with the Australian team. His principal skills are in Dentistry however he has embraced the challenges of this project and offers some comments:
"It was great and different expedition in my work. Professionally I am a Dental assistant and was managing and performing preventive dentistry. The Nepal Village Sanitation Project was totally out of my work experience. This has been a great experience in different field of community development work and now I am working for teeth and toilets!"
Bishnu has seen the work of CHDS and the program (2007-14) achieve improved health and hygiene for the three villages involved particularly a decrease in the incidence of preventable disease and infection in children. He hopes that through improved environmental conditions, the people of Nepal will have a chance of developing their economic status, and assist in providing access to better education for upcoming generations.