Joshi awarded as a Young Researcher on Sexuality
Posted by Ram Kumar Shrestha on October 1, 2013
Mr. Suresh Joshi was awarded as a Young Researcher on Sexuality for the 21st World Congress for Sexual Health of World Association for Sexual Health (WAS). The award was decided based on the research abstract and application submitted to the scientific committee of this conference organiser. The accepted abstract is about the Nepalese migrant’s sexual health issue, which though based on my Master’s degree thesis, is also related to his current PhD research. The title of the research abstract is: “HIV/AIDS KNOWLEDGE AND RISK PERCEPTIONS AMONG NEPALESE MIGRANT WORKERS IN GULF COUNTRIES”
World Association for Sexual Health (WAS) has facilitated sexual health through education, health promotion and networking for three decades, with biennial congresses held in different regions of the world. This year it was held in Porto Alegre of Brazil from 21- 24 September 2013. The theme of this year’s congress was “Sexual Issues Straight From the Heart”. The total participants for this conference were 900 from all over the world. This scientific programme had 90 international and 19 Brazilian speakers. The participants were from 88 countries. This scientific congress included 45 official sessions and 31 abstract sessions. This conference also organised a series of symposium and workshops on Sexual Health.
Mr. Joshi is Public Health professional, completed his undergraduate degree in Public Health from Purbanchal University in Nepal. He also did a postgraduate degree in public health and health services research from the University of Aberdeen, UK. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Deakin University in Australia. His PhD project is about understanding the difference in immigrant’s health behaviour as compared to native-born Australians. His research aims to determine the change in smoking, alcohol drinking and physical activity of immigrants over time while compared with native-born Australians. Mr. Joshi is from Dangadhi-5, Kailali district of Nepal.