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Health in Nepal

Think Equal: Women's Health In Nepal

The theme of International Women’s Day this year is ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change.’ What does this mean to you in the context of women’s health in Nepal? Collective action is our shared responsibility, driving a gender-balanced world. As women in medicine, we want to protect, promote and advance women’s health in general.…

Nepal

Fear Of Leprosy Resurgence In Nepal

Leprosy, also known as Hansen’s disease; is a chronic infectious disease; caused by Mycobacterium leprae. The disease mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosal surfaces of the upper respiratory tract and the eyes. Leprosy occurs at all ages ranging from early infancy to very old age. Leprosy is curable and early treatment averts most…

Bhutan news

Primary To Secondary And Tertiary Health Care: Govt. Shifts Focus

The Prime Minister of Bhutan has instructed the health ministry to not construct grade II Basic Health Units (BHU) anymore. All BHUs would provide the services offered by those categorised as level I. Lyonchhen Dr Lotay Tshering announced this where he also said that the government would also switch its focus from primary to secondary…

Bangladesh

Bangladesh Most Polluted In The World: Survey

Bangladesh has the most polluted air in the world and Dhaka is the second most polluted capital city; according to a new study. “At a country level; weighted by population, Bangladesh emerges as the most polluted country,” said the 2018 World Air Quality Report released yesterday. Greenpeace and AirVisual, who monitor global air quality, prepared…

The Nepal Health Professional

Nepal Health Professional Council Act

The Nepal Health Professional Council, an autonomous body of health professionals, should stop issuing the license until the board gets its full shape, stakeholders say. Associations of health professionals, who are direct with the council (NHPC); have said the Act does not allow it to issue the license without absolute majority among its board members.…

Disease in Bangladesh

Diarrhoea: Lessons From Bangladesh

Diarrhoea in children is caused by viral illnesses, notably rotavirus which accounts for 45% of diarrhoea cases. In their 2019 Annual letter, Bill and Melinda Gates wrote that they got their impetus for starting their foundation from a news story about hundreds of thousands of kids in poor countries dying from diarrhoea. Diarrhoea, you say?…

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Health Hazards By Tobacco Use: Drain $3.6 billion

Tobacco smoking is the practice of smoking tobacco and inhaling tobacco smoke (consisting of particle and gaseous phases). The practice; believed to have begun as early as 5000–3000 BC in Mesoamerica and South America. Tobacco; introduced to Eurasia in the late 17th century by European colonists, where it followed common trade routes. The practice encountered…

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Teachings Of The Bangladesh Field Hospital Carry Us Far

Lives have been saved every day since October 2017 at the field hospital in Bangladesh; managed by the Finnish Red Cross. Now, the hospital along with its equipment has been transferred to the local Red Crescent; which will continue producing health services together with other organisations. ‘The field hospital can’t solve the situation of people…

ENT MACHINE

Japan Donates Medical Equipment To JDWNRH

The Japanese government donated Polysomnography and Auditory Brain-stem Response equipment for the ENT (ear, nose and throat) department at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital (JDWNRH) in Thimphu. Polysomnography is a test used to diagnose sleep disorders. The equipment worth  Japanese Yen eight million would help the hospital in providing appropriate examination and treatment to…

Bangladesh health

Bangladesh: To Begin Kidney Transplant From Brain-dead

A surgical team from Korea, due in Dhaka Sunday, will conduct the first ever transplant from brain-dead. The country’s health sector is waiting for making a historic landmark as Bangladesh is set to begin kidney transplant; from the brain-dead to partially mitigate huge demand of kidney transplant aspirant patients. The move came as the government…

Disease in Nepal

Campaign Seeks To See Off Leprosy From Nepal

Although the government of Nepal reached the elimination target for leprosy in 2009; classified as less than one person per ten thou­sand of the population; the number of new cases has failed to decline since then, because of scarce resources to fight the disease. The latest statistics from the World Health Organization shows there were…

Nepal awareness

Mexican Students In Nepal To Combat Health Concerns

For students at The University of New Mexico, coming here isn’t just about being here. It’s about broadening your outlook and that’s exactly what students participating in the Himalayan Study Abroad Program have done. With the program, an interdisciplinary group of UNM undergraduate students traveled to Nepal to tackle environmental concerns; air pollution and urban waste;…