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Bhutan Has Achieved in Health Care Services

Much of what Bhutan has achieved in health care services is because of our health workers. While there is little appreciation to their service, there is uproar when healthcare facilities run short of health workers. In what is a desperate attempt; the national referral hospital last week issue a notification freezing extraordinary leave (EOL) for…

Bangladesh, sari lank

Discussing The Future of Health

On April 7, 2019, World Health Day was celebrated around the world. Bangladesh has experienced impressive levels of progress in the health and nutrition over the past two decades. However, there are still multiple threats and more to come in the future.  We had the chance to sit down with Dr. Khaleda Islam, Professor, Institute…

Health in Sri Lanka

Ways for Sri Lanka to Fix Its Healthcare

On World Health Day, we can say with confidence; that Sri Lanka’s healthcare system has delivered on many of its promises. This year’s focus on universal health care is a timely reminder; that Sri Lanka is still reaping; the benefits of far-thinking health policies implemented as early as the 1800s. Many of these measures; designed…

Health news in Nepal

Gravity Lightens: The Load for Nepal's Hard-working Rural Women

Until recently, Belkosha Bohora faced a brutal daily workload. With her husband away labouring in India much of the time; she not only managed all the household chores and farming; but also regularly carried heavy loads of apples, potatoes and medicinal herbs to market a two-hour walk away; returning along the muddy and steep paths;…

Health in Nepal

Health Post in Achham Village Affects Services

Achham district, one of the remotest districts in Nepal, is deprived of many development indexes including health service. The district has only one health post in Mangalsen Municipality-13 that caters to the health need of numerous surrounding villages. But the building that houses the health post is in a dilapidated condition and it lacks sufficient…

Health Care

Health Care and Disease in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, an island nation often known as “India’s Teardrop;” impressively upgraded its health care system on a number of levels; to address its medical challenges. Health care and disease in Sri Lanka are being focused on through the Primary Health Care System Strengthening Project; which emphasizes detection and management of non-communicable diseases; in high-risk…

Health in Bnagladesh

Health Issues of RMG Workers Need Attention

Garment workers have received a fair share of attention; over the last few years due to their poor working conditions; low wages and benefits; and inadequate facilities at their factories of employment. After the loss of so many lives in several high-profile disasters; garment factories in Bangladesh have finally taken extensive, substantial measures in the…

80 percent of needed medical drugs

Sri Lanka To Produce 80% of Needed Medical Drugs by 2020

Sri Lanka‘s Minister of Health, Nutrition and Indigenous Medicine Dr. Rajitha Senaratne says plans are afoot to locally manufacture eighty percent of the medical drugs needed for the country by the year 2020. The Health Minister made these observations at a ceremony held today at Waradaala area in Kotadeniyawa to lay foundation stones for the…

Health in Bangladesh

Bangladesh Ready to Share Its Best Practices

Bangladesh says it is ready to use South-South Cooperation to share its best practices in population and development for achievement of International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action (ICPD PoA). “We’re also keen to learning from the best practices of our partner countries; UN agencies and taking advantage of the South-South Cooperation (SSC) model…

Health in Nepal

Hospitals Overwhelmed by Patients and Their Relatives

Madhabi Chaudhary, the matron at Narayani Sub-regional Hospital in Parsa, was preparing to go to bed when she got a call telling her to be present at the hospital at once. The storm that cut a swathe through Parsa and Bara districts in Nepal in the evening had left a trail of destruction–particularly in poor…

Health in Bhutan

Plan To Merge Referral Hospitals Underway, in Bhutan

To provide timely care and health services to patients, the government is planning to merge the three-referral hospitals in the country. Health minister Dechen Wangmo said Bhutan doesn’t have many specialist and surgeons and having the referral hospitals are under one management would allow the health workers to work in these hospitals on rotation. “We…