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Health in Bhutan

A Total of 379 Health Workers’ Practicing License Suspended

Bhutan Medical and Health Council (BMHC) suspended 379 medical and health professionals’ license to practice for failing to renew their certificate of registration. The suspension list includes six doctors, a dental surgeon, 37 pharmacists, 120 nurses, 205 paramedical professionals, four drungtshos and six menpas. BMHC’s registrar general, Sonam Dorji, said a practising medical and health…

Health in Bangladesh

Population Movement Operations – Revised Emergency Appeal

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 51 million Swiss francs, to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 260,000 people in Cox’s Bazar until 30 June 2020. In the absence of clear pathways to…

Health in Bhutan

Drugs and Alcohol in Bhutan

It is important to understand the correct situation of drugs and alcohol problem in Bhutan in order to formulate effective control mechanisms and to provide adequate treatment and rehabilitation services to the affected. Bhutan’s drugs abuse problem is less compared with that of other countries. It is estimated that less than 7% of youth abuse…

Health in Bhutan

Bhutan to Recruit Medical Specialists from Bangladesh

Bhutan has shown strong interest in recruiting medical specialists from Bangladesh for its government hospitals. Prime Minister of Bhutan Lotay Tshering made a request in this regard to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina; during his three-day visit to Bangladesh from April 12-15. He said his country had a shortage of medical specialists and sought her help.…

Health in Bangladesh

State of The Rohingyas’ Mental Health And Physical Well-being

In an exclusive interview recently with the Dhaka Tribune‘s Humayun Kabir Bhuiyan, Magali Roudaut, the country chief of MSF in Bangladesh, talks about the different health challenges faced by Rohingya refugees in the country, and how the organization provides services to both the refugees and the host communities The mental health and physical wellbeing of hundreds…

Superbugs linked to 80% of deaths

Superbugs Linked to 80% of Deaths in Bangladeshi ICUs

Antimicrobial resistant superbugs could be responsible for up to 80% of deaths in intensive care units (ICUs) in Bangladesh, a senior doctor has warned. However, prof Sayedur Rahman, chairman of Pharmacology Department at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU); told the Telegraph that approximately 900 patients; admitted to the unit in 2018. Of them, 400…

Tufts entrepreneurs aim

Tufts Entrepreneurs: Improve Bangladeshi Women’s Health

Two budding entrepreneurs at Tufts University were recently awarded $15,000 for their proposal to improve health for female Bangladeshi garment workers. The annual Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition gives faculty, students, alumni and staff the chance to win cash and temporary office spacefor a business idea they pitch. Earlier this month, the competition announced it…

Health in Nepal

'The Harder You Look: The More You Find'

One summer’s morning Paniya Sardar noticed a strange mark on her leg. It was the size of her palm; light in colour and felt numb to touch. She had no idea what had caused it. The family took Paniya, then 14; to a private clinic near their home on the outskirts of Biratnagar, a city…

Rising challenge for Bangladesh

PV Waste: A Rising Challenge for Bangladesh

With electricity generation from solar on the rise in Bangladesh; the need to recycle PV waste from dead systems will become a big challenge. Used lead-acid batteries; and other solar panel waste is not; being; recycled properly; a study has found. Though there is a policy regarding the recycling of batteries; used alongside solar systems;…

Bangladesh

Attempts To Improve Public Health In Bangladesh Appear To Have Misfired

Public health has improved markedly in Bangladesh over the past three decades. Life expectancy at birth is approximately 70 years, just above the World Health Organization’s world average of 69 years. Maternal mortality, infant and child mortality, and malnutrition rates have all decline substantially; also Bangladesh is on track to achieve its Millennium Development Goals…

Health in Nepal

Work to Secure Sexual and Reproductive Rights: UNFPA Report

The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s; transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women; empowering them to govern their own bodies; and shape their own futures. But despite the gains made over the past 50 years; the world still has a long way to go before rights and choices are;…

Health in Nepal

Mental Health Care Is Becoming Accessible in Nepal

On the day Binsa tried to end her life, it took two hours for her cousin; and sister-in-law to walk her to the emergency room in Dolakha; a remote, mountainous district of Nepal just east of Kathmandu. Binsa, whose name has been changed to protect her privacy; was 24 when her husband died in an accident.…