Dr. Tshering Lama, graduated from Northumbria University, UK with BSc (HONS) Health Development Studies, Masters of Public Health and Ph.D. in Telemedicine.
Beside his academic achievement, he was awarded with the first ever Lord Glenamara International Scholarship in recognition of his efforts in improving public health and the environment through volunteering. His worked and education earned him the International Student of the Year 2006 award in the UK. He was further honored by Northumbria university by establishing 20 scholarships for Nepalese students under his name “Tshering Lama Northumbria University Scholarships” from 2006 to 2013.
Dr Lama was the Country Director for Childreach Nepal- a local charity works in partnership with local communities to help improve children’s access to healthcare, education, and child rights and protection in Nepal. Since the establishment the charity has reached out to more than 213,000 children in Nepal. After the earthquake struck in April 2015, Dr. Tshering Lama has been leading the way in the Sindhupalchowk district to ensure that children can return to education as part of the #TaughtNotTrafficked campaign (www.taughtnottrafficked.com).
Dr Lama strongly believes in Public Private Partnership and practicing Evidence Based Practice to creating new knowledge while making difference. Dr Lama is one of the creator and implementor for the Idea Studio Nepal: a platform to encourage and empower entrepreneurs to solve social and economic issues faced by the country and also leads the Graduate Students Research Grant, supporting 20 graduate students towards their thesis and providing supervision in Nepal.
In 2015, Dr. Lama was selected by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. He is one of four Nepali’s to receive the honour.