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Neena Khadka Basnet

Dr. Neena Khadka Basnet is a pediatrician with over 30 years of experience in clinical and public health practices. She began her career with the government of Nepal and worked with the Ministry of Health for 15 years before joining Save the Children in 2001 as the program manager for the Saving Newborn Lives Program-I. She subsequently led Save the Children Nepal's health portfolio as its health team leader and has held the roles of program director, program implementation director, and lead of the community health service delivery team for the USAID bilateral program in Nepal. Khadka-Basnet joined the Save the Children USA team in 2013 and since then has supported the newborn heath portfolio for USAID's Maternal and Child Survival Program and is presently on the MOMENTUM country and global leadership program.