– Professor Doctor Sachey Kumar Pahari
About

The Sachey Foundation

To honor and continue the legacy of Dr. Sachey Kumar Pahari’s lifelong passion for improving the physical health of the Nepalese people and to celebrate Nepal’s unique, varied and vibrant cultures, The Sachey Foundation is a non profit organization which aims to support sustainable endeavors and promote driven and talented professionals in medicine, literature and the arts, for the betterment of the country through wide-ranging opportunities.
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Dr. Sachey Kumar Pahari

Biography

Professor Doctor Sachey Kumar Pahari MBBS (Patna), DTM&H (London), MRCP (Edinburgh & Glasgow), FRCP (Edinburgh) (1934-2015) popularly known as Dr. SK Pahari was a pioneering British-trained physician who, along with a handful of foreign trained Nepali doctors and medical scientists, helped lay the foundations of modern medicine in Nepal.

Health

Dr. S.K Pahari was born and raised in the heartlands of rural Nepal where people have had to endure poor and inadequate healthcare services for generations. At the tender age of five, Dr. Pahari lost his own mother to childbirth complications. The trauma of having to grow up without a mother fueled his resolve to study medicine, become a doctor and contribute to the fight to prevent millions of unnecessary deaths in Nepal.

From the time he completed his first medical degree in 1962 until the year before his passing in 2015, Dr. SK Pahari devoted his professional life to treating patients from all corners of Nepal. For over fifty years, he was an inspiring and instrumental figure in Nepali science and medicine as the country embarked on a mission to expand modern medicine and reach its most neglected populations. Dr. SK Pahari had a very practical understanding of the need to improve health and healthcare in Nepal. He believed that people were able to contribute to their families, community and nation only to the extent that they enjoyed good health and could live full and productive lives.
The Foundation builds upon Dr. SK Pahari’s commitment to providing essential medical services to underserved populations across the country. The Foundation aims to carry out comprehensive activities in the field of medicine and healthcare by offering critical sponsorships and forging lasting partnerships. Since 1984, through the auspices of the Nepal Medical Association and the family-funded Dharma- Chitra Guthi (Trust), we have established the Amar Bahadur Pahari Medical Literary Award, the Dharma Pahari Health Service Award, and the Chitra Pahari Scientific Medical Award. These honors are bestowed by the State upon those who make preeminent contributions to the development of medicine, health and health sciences research in Nepal. The S.K. Pahari Foundation will continue and further these long-standing investments in health, healthcare and medical research.

The Foundation is well positioned to multiply the vast goodwill that Dr. Pahari earned during his lifetime through his services, institution building, and support for medical professionals of all backgrounds across Nepal and internationally. The Foundation relies on this goodwill to reach out to medical professionals of all backgrounds to carry out effective consultations and coordination to help us to design and implement programme that will remain focused on community led bottom-up approaches to healthcare.

Arts

In keeping with Dr. S.K Pahari’s love and admiration for the arts and cultures of Nepal, The Sachey Foundation will support individual and community led efforts to preserve, promote and advance music, poetry, literature, dance and arts with a special focus on traditional forms. The Foundation will sponsor performances, workshops, dialogue sessions, events and fellowships in partnership with individual artists and civil society bodies with commitment and achievements in these fields.

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DECORATIONS RECEIVED

  • Mahendra Bidhya Bhusan
  • Subikhyat-Tri-Shakti-Patta
  • Prasidha-Prabala-Gorkha-Dakshina-Bahu
  • Suvikhyat Sewalankar
  • The Order of the Sacred Treasure of Japan
  • Order of the Yugoslav Star
  • Order of The Yugoslav Flag
  • Commander by Number (Encomienda de Número) of The Order of Isabella the Catholic
  • Medal of Merit of the United States of America
  • United States Army Health Services Command Award
  • Grand Officier of Ordre national du Mérite of France
  • Grand Officer of The Order of The Republic of Egypt
  • Knight Commander of The Most Exalted Order of The White Elephant of Thailand
  • Knight Commander’s Cross of The Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Commander, First Class, of The Order of Danneborg (Denmark)
  • Commander, First Class, of The Order of the Lion of Finland

Programmes and Activities

Covid-19 Response Activity

Feb 17, 2021 Kathmandu
Britain-Nepal Society, Sachey-Foundation provide
four breathing machines to Nepal
Board Members

Our Team

Dr Bhek Bahadur Thapa

Coordinator (Nepal) of The Eminent Persons’ Group (EPG) on Nepal-India Relations. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Former Minister of Finance, Former Nepalese Ambassador to the United States of America and India.

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Dr Savitri Pahari

Senior Ministry of Health official (Retd), Former Director of Public Health Division at Ministry of Health, Former Director of Man-Power Development Division, Former Director at National Tuberculosis Health Centre (Thimi), Former Health Coordinator for the United Nations in Nepal.

Prof Dr Madhu Dixit Devkota

Public Health, Health Policy and Management expert, Executive Chairperson, Upendra Devkota Memorial National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences, Bansbari

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Professor Doctor Madhu Dixit Devkota

Public Health, Health Policy and Management expert, Executive Chairperson, Upendra Devkota Memorial National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences, Bansbari

Prof. Dr Madhu Dixit Devkota has worked tirelessly in Medical and Public Health Education to make health services accessible and available in the poor and underserved areas, interlacing with the interests of late Dr Pahari. She is a Member of the High Level Nutrition and Food Security Steering Committee at the National Planning Commission, Member of Executive Board at Nepal Health Research Council, and Executive Chairperson of Upendra Devkota Memorial National Institute of Neurological and Allied Sciences, Bansbari.

Maj Gen (Retd) Himalaya Thapa

Director General of Military Operations, Commander of Valley Division, Adjutant General, Quarter Master General and Military Assistant to Chief Of Army Staff (COAS)

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Maj Gen (Retd) Himalaya Thapa

Director General of Military Operations, Commander of Valley Division, Adjutant General, Quarter Master General and Military Assistant to Chief Of Army Staff (COAS)

General Thapa served in the Nepalese Army for 38 years and held key appointments, such as Director General of Military Operations, Commander of Valley Division, Adjutant General, Quarter Master General and Military Assistant to Chief Of Army Staff (COAS). He is decorated with the Jana Sewa Shree, and has various career decorations and medals from Nepal and abroad. General Thapa joined the Nepal Army in 1978 and graduated from the prestigious Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, UK. He has undergone several prominent, professional courses including the General Command and Staff College from the Fùhrungsakademie der Bundeswehr, Hamburg, Germany, and National War College from National Defense University, Washington D.C., USA. He has extensive experience in the United Nation Peacekeeping Operations (UNIFIL-Lebanon, UNPROFOR- Former Yugoslavia, UNOMSIL- Sierra Leone and UNMIN – Nepal). He has also served as Military Attaché at the Embassy of Nepal in the United Kingdom and France. General Thapa holds a Masters in Diplomatic Studies (Distinction) from University of Westminster, and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from National Defense University, Washington D.C. General Thapa is also involved in various track II diplomacy and social organizations.

Presently, aside from The Sachey Foundation, he is involved as an Advisory Board Member at the Institute of Foreign Affairs (IFA) Nepal, as a Visiting Faculty for Master’s in International Relations and Diplomacy at Tribhuvan University and is a Member of Think Tank for Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI).

Mr Ravi Pratap Singh

Biodiversity Conservation Specialist, Chief of Operations at The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Nepal.

Dr Anil Kumar Pahari(Chairman)

MBBS, MD, MRCP (UK), MRCGP (UK), Promoter of Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital (NMC), Senior Consultant Physician, Chief Panel Physician for Australia and New Zealand Immigration Health, Norvic International Hospital

Dr Lilly KC

MD, Senior Family Physician, Promoter of Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital (NMC)

Dr Sabina Shah Pahari

MBBS, DCH, MRCPCH (UK), Senior Consultant Paediatrician and Neonatologist, Promoter of Nepal Medical College and Teaching Hospital (NMC)

Mr Kirtijai Pahari

International Specialist with the United Nations, Younger Members Chairman at The Britain-Nepal Society, United Kingdom