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Bangladesh's Urban Slums

Health-Seeking Behavior In Bangladesh’s Urban Slums

Previous studies of health seeking behavior among Dhaka’s urban slum population; suggest that the use of ‘traditional’ medicine has decreased as the use of biomedical services has increased; and that pharmacies are the principal healthcare provider for the majority of the population. However, as such studies are largely quantitative, little in-depth information is available; to…

Leprosy in Nepal

Millions of Cases of Nepal’s Hidden Leprosy

Almost two decades ago the World Health Organization declared leprosy eliminated, but millions of cases go undiagnosed. One summer’s morning Paniya Sardar noticed a strange mark on her leg. It was the size of her palm, light in color and feeling numb to touch. She had no idea what had caused it. The family took…

Obstetric Fistula

New Method To Fight Off Obstetric Fistula By Bangladesh

Bangladesh has officially launched the new five-year strategy to tackle obstetric fistula; in women with the support of the UN population agency UNFPA. The 2017-2022 strategy has provided guidelines for expected levels of fistula care through different tiers of health services. A distinct role has been proposing for community clinics for prevention, care and referral…

Policies Of Bangladesh

Major Policies Of Bangladesh Focus On Environment And Health

Tackling Climate change is an integrated approach as the impact of climate change falls; but under almost every sectors including agriculture, food security, health, energy demands and economic activity etc. To tackle the impact of climate change, all major policies of Bangladesh have tried to address the issue of climate change into it. Additionally, ensuring…

Antibiotic

Overuse Of Antibiotics Leads To Killer Bacteria

The World Health Organisation and researchers in developed world have long warned that “superbugs” are spreading rapidly due to the particularly high use of antibiotics in intensive care units, where patients are sickest and strong drugs are prescribed as routine. And the latest data and analysis of Department of Microbiology and Immunology (DMI) at Bangabandhu…

Fortified Rice

Bangladesh Might Produce More Fortified Rice

The government of Bangladesh has decided to tackle the problem of malnutrition. They have decided to grow more fortified rice from now on, to tackle the problem. This proposal was putting forward at a workshop event titled; ‘National Level Discussion Meeting on Promoting Nutrition; but among Adolescents’ held in Dhaka’s Cirdap Auditorium on Thursday, May…

Bangladesh

CEMS Bangladesh Will Organize The 12th Meditex Bangladesh 2019

CEMS Bangladesh in association with CEMS Global USA will organize the 12th edition of Meditex Bangladesh 2019. A healthcare three-day expo begining in Dhaka next week; to showcase the latest technologies and services in the sector. CEMS Bangladesh in association with CEMS Global USA will organize the 12th edition of Meditex Bangladesh 2019, the biggest…

Thimphu hospital

Neonatal Deaths At Thimphu National Referral Hospital

According to the hospital’s record, about 59 babies were admitting; at the NICU between January and April, this year. Of this, about 17 babies (28%) died. Of a total of 208 babies admitted to the NICU last year, 53 preterm deaths (25%) were recorded. But the death of eight babies at the Neonatal intensive care…

Health Campaign

NA Conducts Five-Day Health Campaign In Rupandehi

Nepal Army conducted a five-day-long health campaign in Majhgawa village of Rupandehi district from April 17 to 21, 2019. More than 7,000 people received general treatment and free medicine while Nepal Army doctors; performed surgeries on a total of 68 patients suffering from various ailments. Nepal Army had mobilised its medical personnel for health checkup…

Nepal's Ministry of Health

Nepal's Ministry of Health and Parliament Delegats Visit to Ethiopia

The Nepal high level delegation which was led by H.E. Mr Upendra Yadav, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population of Nepal and three members of the Nepal Parliamentarian of Federalism paid a visit to Ethiopia. The Nepal delegation stayed in the country from 15 – 19 April 2019 and they visited the…

Nepal's Hospitals

Nepal's Hospitals Yet To Recover From Earthquake

Nepal’s oldest maternity hospital is still recovering from the April 2015 earthquake; its main building had to be demolishing after earning a red sticker because of its structural damage. Soon, it will move into a new seismic-resistant wing, designed to withstand future earthquakes. For now, the hospital is working out of temporary cramped quarters offering…

Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh

Measles Outbreak in Morang, Dang and Kapilvastu raises concern

Two weeks ago, the World Health Organisation published an alarming report that measles cases across the world rose 300 percent in the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year. “While this data is provisional and not yet complete, it indicates a clear trend;” said the United Nations health agency. Nepal…