Showing posts from September, 2014

Hypertension risk in Urban population

News from Ekantipur KATHMANDU, SEP 29 - One fourth of the urban population inside Kathmandu Valley are at serious risk of hypertension, a research report released on Sunday revealed.
A survey conducted among 5,000 participants showed that 28 percent, most of them males, had hypertension. The findings also showed that 44 percent of the people had pre-hypertension which could exacerbate into hypertension. Similarly, the report states that 59 percent of the people had high cholesterol which is 55 percent among the people less than 40 years of age.  The study also found out that 19 percent of the participants aged less than 40 suffered from high-blood pressure. The study led by Dr Om Murti Anil, cardiologist of Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular and Transplant Center (MCVTC) of Institute of Medicine, was conducted from September 13 to September 23 at Heart Clinic in Maharajgunj. The 11-day health screening programme had assessed the cardiovascular risk factors. During the programme, ECG of all …

Wishing Happy and Prosperous Dashain- 2071

Wishing you a very Happy and prosperous Dashain. May this year's Dashain brings you lots and lots of happiness in life and fulfill all your dreams.

Some slogan for wishing Healthy 'Eat good, Feel good, Look Good''''EAT WELL, FEEL WELL, LOOK WELL''''Watch what you eat today, so tomorrow you can keep diseases away''''To keep your body as strong as can be, eating healthy is the key''
''This Dashain May lighten the lamp of happiness, Peace, wealth, health, prosperity, power and knowledge''
''Happy Dashain 2071''

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WORLD HEART DAY 2014(Monday, September 29)-Heart Choices NOT Hard Choices – also looks at the benefits of reducing salt consumption, particularly in terms of improving health and reducing avoidable deaths from heart cardiovascular diseases.
Creating Heart-Healthy Environments.
World Heart Day is the largest global awareness and advocacy campaign on heart disease and stroke, reaching almost 2 billion people in over 120 countries through organised events and media outreach. 

Now in its 15th year, World Heart Day provides a unique opportunity to position cardiovascular disease (CVD) at the heart of global priorities – in health and beyond. This year’s focus will be centred on heart-healthy environments, enabling individuals to address CVD risk factors such as hypertension, tobacco, physical inactivity, unhealthy diet and other modifiable CVD risk factors.
An objective of World Heart Day 2014 is to empower individuals and communities to call for environments that enable them to make positive…

National Family Planning Day sep 18th 2014

Nepal Government Decide to Celebrate the National Family Planning Day from this year in every September 18th. the first family planning day was celebrated nationally with the theme of ''BABASTIT PARIWAR : SWASTHYA RA BIKASH KO ADHAR''
Some photos are uploaded here from activities of pokhara.

Child Mortality Rates falling faster than ever

WHO, UNICEF, World Bank Group, UN-DESA Population Division joint news release16 SEPTEMBER 2014 | NEW YORK Download Documents : Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2014
New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49% between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015.

New estimates in "Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2014" show that in 2013, 6.3 million children under five died from mostly preventable causes, around 200 000 fewer than in 2012, but still equal to nearly 17 000 child deaths each day.
“There has been dramatic and accelerating progress in reducing mortality among children, and the data prove that success is possible even for poorly resourced countries,” said Mickey Chopra, head UNICEF’s of global health programmes. “There is now …

CIAA : Tanahun health officials booked for embezzlement

News from: thehimalayantimes KATHMANDU: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed a corruption case at the Special Court against five officials of the District Health Office (DHO), Tanahun. 
According to CIAA, DHO Head Dr. Sushil Nath Pyakurel, Family Planning Supervisor Ajay Kumar Shrivastav, Account Officer Bhoj Bahadur Thapa, Accountant Man Kumar Timla and Focal Person Chandra Mani Adhikari were booked. 
The anti-corruption constitutional body said they misappropriated the budget of Rs 698,130 allocated for various health programmes including Refresher Review Meeting and Female Community Health Volunteer Review Seminar. 
It added that the accused provided fake and forged bills of expenses claiming to be from the programmes that were never held.
Claiming that they abused the authority as per Section 8(1E) of the Anti-Corruption Act, CIAA has demanded a maximum punishment on them as per the Act.

World Suicide Prevention Day -2014; Suicide Prevention: One World Connected.'

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented. In 2014, the theme of World Suicide Prevention Day is 'Suicide Prevention: One World Connected.' The theme reflects the fact that connections are important at several levels if we are to combat suicide.
More than 800 000 people die by suicide every year around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO's first global report on suicide prevention, published today. Some 75% of suicides occur in low- and middle-income countries. Suicides occur in all regions of the world and throughout the lifespan. Notably, among young people 15-29 years of age, suicide is the second leading cause of death globally. Pesticide poisoning, hanging and firearms are among the most common methods of suicide globally. Evidence from Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the U…

Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the elimination of kala-azar

Health Ministers from Nepal, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India and Thailand today signed a Memorandum of Understanding to collaborate in the elimination of Visceral Leishmaniasis (kala-azar) from respective countries. 
Over 147 million people in the South-East Asia Region are at risk of contracting the life-threatening disease, mainly in Bangladesh, India and Nepal, with recent, sporadic cases being reported from Bhutan and Thailand as well, said a statement issued by WHO on Tuesday afternoon.
"As over 50 percent of the cases in the three main affected countries occur in areas close to international borders, besides strong national efforts, countries also need close collaboration to control and eliminate this disease," the statement read.
According to the statement, areas for collaboration among the five countries will include mutually agreed mechanisms of resource mobilization, exchange of information, inter-sectoral collaboration, research, capacity building and technical support.…

New Leprosy Cases 3000+ per year in Nepal

Leprosy, also known as Hansen's disease (HD), is a chronic infection caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium leprae, Initially infections are without symptoms and typically remain this way for 5 to as long as 20 years.Symptoms that develop include granulomas of the nerves, respiratory tract, skin, and eyes.This may result in a lack of ability to feel pain and thus loss of parts of extremities due to repeated injuries.Weakness and poor eyesight may also be present.

Three thousand new cases of leprosy are found in the country every year despite the World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared Nepal leprosy-free five years ago. 

According to the statistics provided by the Leprosy Division at the Department of Health Services, 3,223 leprosy patients have been found in the country in the last fiscal year. 
Leprosy is a communicable disease.

Similarly, in the fiscal year 2012/13, around 3,253 new patients were found.  The government has been providing free medicines to the people suffering fr…

National Immunization Schedule

(Update of Annual Regional Review, Pokhara)
The National Immunization Programme (NIP) is a high priority Programme (P1) of Government of Nepal. Immunization is considered as one of the most cost effective health interventions. Immunization section under Child Health Division plan to update the immunization schedule of Nepal to Decrease the morbidity and mortality of Vaccine preventable diseases.

National immunization Program provides vaccine against 10 diseases.(Tuberculosis, Poliomyelitis, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Hepatitis B,Haemophilus Influenza B, Measles, Japanese Encephalitis, Rubella). Now NIP plan to includes the Vaccine against Pneumococcal in Expanded Program on Immunization.The immunization schedule will be revised. Measles- Mumps Vaccine will provide in two doses at 9 months and also in 15 months of age of child. Pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV) will give at the 6 week, 10 week and 9 month of age. it will also include the Injectable Polio vaccine (IPV) at 14 week…

Orientation Program on S & D Reduction

Naulo Ghumti Nepal routinely organize various community based orientation program in  Different subject primarily focus on Prevention of Drug Abuse and Prevention of HIV/AIDS. Under the project Extended Integrated Health Service, Community based Stigma and  Discrimination Reduction (S&D) on HIV and AIDS Training /orientation program was organized among the mother's Group of Lekhnath Municipality ward No.13 rajchutara. In that Program i also participate as a Trainer. such types of orientation program were conduct to increase the level of knowledge, perception and  behavior change of community people in the issue of HIV/AIDS. this helps to reduction in the Stigma and Discrimination from community and help to fulfill the goal of Getting Towards Zero Discrimination.. (June 23rd, 2014)

World No Tobacco Day 2014-Raising tax on tobacco

World Tobacco Day was celebrated by different organizations to aware about the possible consequences of tobacco use. this day celebration helps to reduce the use of tobacco's by people. 
In this occasion Smile Foundation Nepal also organize a orientation/Awareness program in fulbari, Pokhara with local people and youth of Fulbari in coordination with District Public Health Office kaski.  i  also participate in that program as a Guest representing Naulo Ghumti Nepal. The theme of This World No tobacco Day 2014 was -''Raising tax on tobacco'' .Raising taxes on tobacco is the most effective policy to reduce tobacco use. It is also the most cost-effective. 
such types of program will helps to minimize the use  of tobacco and related substances and increase the awareness and helps to reduce the burden  of Tobaco related complication in general people.
(31st May 2014)