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Epidemiological Patterns Of Scrub Typhus Disease In Bhutan

Epidemiological Patterns Of Scrub Typhus Disease In Bhutan

Scrub typhus or tsutsugamushi disease is a vector borne rickettsial disease that is caused by the obligate intracellular bacterium Orientia tsutsugamushi. The primary reservoir is a trombiculid mite of the genus Leptotrombidium; which maintaining the infection within populations through both transovarial; and transtadial means of transmission. But a high risk of exposure to ST is…

Biggest Survey On Public Attitudes Toward Health And Science

Biggest Survey On Public Attitudes Toward Health And Science

By coming across to the world’s biggest survey on public attitudes toward health and science; which was publishing on Wednesday; Bangladesh and Rwanda had the highest levels of confidence in vaccines; while France has the lowest. Both Bangladesh and Rwanda agreed with almost 100% votes that vaccines were safe; effective and important for children to…

Quality Healthcare System In Nepal

Quality Healthcare System In Nepal

The recent study putting a spotlight on the country’s fragile health system; It has taken the birthing centers into consideration. In October 2017, Nepal’s Parliament passed a landmark bill to ensure health care for all and in areas like Nepal. But by mandatory health insurance for the citizens is the major provision of the Health…

The Key Barriers To Healthcare In Nepal

The Key Barriers To Healthcare In Nepal

Nepal officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is located mainly in the Himalayas; but also includes parts of the Indo Gangetic Plain. Researchers for a group of universities have identified five key  barriers to healthcare that discourage people from using healthcare services in Nepal. But with an…

Child Death Rates By 63% Over 20 years In Bangladesh

Child Death Rates By 63% Over 20 years In Bangladesh

Bangladesh has successfully reducing child death rates in South Asia as the country’s child mortality rate for children under the age of five decreasing by 63% in the last 20 years; But in 1990, the WHO Global Health Observatory data said 532,000 child deaths occurred in Bangladesh; and that has now been cut to around…

Dengue Situation Report Getting Worse This Year

Dengue Situation Report Getting Worse This Year

According to a report of Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS); 155 people were infecting with dengue last month and 586 more till the 23rd of this month. However, the number was 52 in May and 295 in June last year. Experts said climate change effects, intermittent rain; pattern of weather and lack of cleanliness…

Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis In Bangladesh

Global Accelerator to End Tuberculosis In Bangladesh

The signed new Statement of Partnership (SP) establishes a shared framework between the MoHFW and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to reduce the incidence of tuberculosis by 2022 through increasing case detection and treatment of Tuberculosis in its all forms in Bangladesh. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW); and USAID on…

Health Service In Highlands

Restoring Live-Saving Health Service In The Highlands

In 2015, Anarda Gurung was an Assistant Health Worker at the health post in Laprak village in Gorkha District in north-central Nepal. When a massive earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April, Laprak – owing to its proximity to the epicenter; in Barpak in the same district was practically level. Anarda, who had been at home…

Sri Lanka

Time Series Analysis In The Health Division of Sri Lanka

Dengue has become a major public health problem in Sri Lanka with a considerable economic burden. As a response, in June, 2014, the Ministry of Health initiated a proactive vector control programme; but in partnership with military and police forces, known as the Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) programme; that was target at high-risk Medical Officer of Health (MOH)…

Dengue

Study Sheds Light On The Burden Of Dengue In Bangladesh

Dengue, also known as dengue fever, is a viral disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes of the genus Aedes. The incidence of dengue is currently increasing dramatically; and it is now one of the diseases re-emerging. In Bangladesh, sporadic cases were report in the 1960s and a major outbreak occur in 2000; with clinical cases…

Contraceptive Use Differs Across Countries

Contraceptive Use Differs Across Countries

Post abortion contraceptive use differs across countries,but some suggesting the need for country-level research to identify barriers and suggest appropriate interventions. All women seeking abortion services should receive counselling on a range of contraceptive methods including short-acting; long-acting reversible and non-reversible methods is ensure women are offered methods that best meet their reproductive health needs.…

Bhutan

Changing Trends Of Visual Impairment And Cataract Surgery In Bhutan

Bhutan provides free access to basic public health services to its citizens as its constitutional mandate; and the primary eye care program is integrate into the primary health care system. In Bhutan, the first RAAB survey was conducted in 2009; it documented 1.5% blindness in people ≥ 50 years age. The results of the first…