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Claiming global resources for health research

A recently organized international conference on epidemiologic research, organized by Nepal Public Health Foundation in collaboration with Nepal Health Research Council, carried a theme of Building Research Capacity for Policy and Action. Research capa...

Reengineering Universal Health Coverage

On April 7, 1978, national governments and health and development workers signed the Alma Ata Declaration. The declaration called for urgent action by and the world community to protect and promote the health of all people. Four decades since, this ...

Prioritize Universal Health Coverage; provide quality health services to all: WHO

New Delhi–The World Health Organization called (4th of April) upon countries in its South-East Asia Region to step-up efforts towards universal health coverage, to provide quality health services to all people when and where they need t...

A Dream that Never Died

Ranked 52nd on the list of richest billionaires in the world, he is a world-famous American mathematician. Forbes magazine, which regularly updates the list of the world's billionaires, estimated that he had a net worth of $20 billion dollars ...

District hospital postpones 'warm bag' programme

Lamjung, March 23 (RSS): The District Hospital Lamjung has postponed the 'Nyano Jhola' (warm bag) Programme for lack of budget.  The hospital has postponed the programme for the past four months as the budget allocated from the Distri...

Women’s empowerment is a public health imperative: WHO  

Kathmandu– In the WHO South-East Asia Region and beyond, more than half the population – women – face what is often egregious discrimination. Discrimination in education and the opportunity to learn to read and write. Discrimination i...

The greatest gift of all: Ending neglected tropical diseases 

The WHO South-East Asia Region is healthier than ever. Polio has been vanquished.Maternal and neonatal tetanus has been eliminated. And after decades of struggle, the HIV, TB and malaria epidemics have been halted and reversed. They will be ended altog...

WHO calls for action from governments and their partners to stem the rise in hearing loss

Geneva – Some 900 million people could suffer from disabling hearing loss by 2050, according to new estimates released by the World Health Organization on the occasion of World Hearing Day on 3 March. Currently 466 million people worldwide suf...

Urgent need to scale up health services in Cox’s Bazar: WHO

Bangladesh- Calling for continued efforts to further scale up health services for nearly 1.3 million people in Cox’s Bazar, Rohingyas and their surrounding host communities, the World Health Organization today said six months after the start of t...

Healthy Living: Let’s walk the talk

Traditionally being fat has always been associated with higher status and a sign of good health.Such a socio-cultural perspective to overweight and obesity has mutated into a global epidemic today with overweight and obesity being the leading cause for...

What is Gestational Diabetes?

Is a form of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy and usually goes away after the baby is born. It is diagnosed when higher than normal blood glucose levels first appear during pregnancy. Between 5% and 8% of pregnant women will develop gestational di...

A walk towards Patient Delight

A patient comes to a hospital with only one thing in their hand i.e hope and that hope is taken care differently by different person. Some respects it, some motivates, some put it down and some rather crush it sometimes. Patient delight is some new...

Seek advice from a qualified healthcare professional before taking antibiotics

“The right drugs for the right bugs.” Antibiotic is a crucial, life saving drugs in the fight against infectious disease but resistance to antibiotics is growing all over. It was originally produced by one microorganism that selectively inh...

Defensive Medicine

“I am going to see only people with a normal body as a doctor, and all others will be referred going forward to Singhadurbar”; writes one of the Nepalese doctors on his Facebook post recently. This is a representative example of how frustra...

Man interjects during Health Minister's speech to question the fate of cost-free medicines

Bardibas - "We don't receive any medicines for free, doctors write it down on a piece of paper and we buy it outside."  This comment was made by a member of the general public attending an interaction on Monday evening at Bar...

Health Insurance Programme getting more members gradually

Kathmandu, July 28: Health insurance programme launched by the government one and half years ago has started getting more and more members gradually.  In the beginning, people were in confusion about the programme launched with a new concept. T...

Riders on the storm

Noise can be harmful when they are too loud even for a brief time, or when they are both loud and for long-term. Regular exposure to elevated sound level can damage sensitive structures in the inner ear and cause noise-induced hearing loss(NIHL). NIHL ...

'Tobacco Tax: A sustainable source for Health Financing'

Kathmandu, July 17: One of the effective ways of reducing tobacco consumption is to spike up tobacco tax.  A joint study by the World Bank and the World Health Organization recently conducted in various countries including South Africa, the Phi...

Heart diseases, tumors two biggest death causes in Albania: survey

TIRANA, July 5 : (Xinhua) - Heart diseases and tumors of different types are the two largest causes of deaths in Albania, a survey published by the Institute of Statistics (INSTAT) showed Tuesday.In its report on mortality causes for year 2016, INSTAT ...

Medical team send to diarrhoea-affected Barpark, following child's death

Gorkha, July 3: A 15-month-old child has died from diarrhoea at Barpak of Sulikot Rural Municipality-2 in Gorkha.  "Though the village reports an outbreak of diarrhoea since the past two weeks, it came to light following the death of baby bo...