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ACHIEVEMENT AND PROGRESS TOWARDS HEALTH RELATED MDGS IN NEPAL(Draft of my Seminar)

The United Nations Millennium Development Goals are eight goals that all 191 UN member states have agreed to try to achieve by the year 2015. The United Nations Millennium Declaration, signed in September 2000 commits world leaders to combat poverty, hunger, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation, and discrimination against women. The MDGs are derived from this Declaration, and all have specific targets and indicators. The Eight Millennium Development Goals are: 1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger; 2. Achieve universal primary education; 3. Promote gender equality and empower women; 4. Reduce child mortality; 5. Improve maternal health; 6. Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases; 7. Ensure environmental sustainability; and 8. Develop a global partnership for development. The MDGs are inter-dependent; all the MDG influence health, and health influences all the MDGs. For example, better health enables children to learn and adults to earn. Gender equality is essential to the achi…

United Nations DAY -24 October

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In 1947, the United Nations General Assembly declared 24 October, the anniversary of the Charter of the United Nations. 24 October has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day be observed by Member States as a public holiday.
Secretary-General's Message for 2014''The United Nations is needed more than ever at this time of multiple crises.  Poverty, disease, terrorism, discrimination and climate change are exacting a heavy toll.  Millions of people continue to suffer deplorable exploitation through bonded labour, human trafficking, sexual slavery or unsafe conditions in factories, fields and mines. The global economy remains an uneven playing field. The founding of the United Nations was a solemn pledge to the world’s people to end such assaults on human dignity, and lead the way to a better future. There have been painful setbacks, and there is much work ahead to realize the Charter’s vision.  But…

Global tuberculosis report 2014: Improved data reveals higher global burden of tuberculosis

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22 OCTOBER 2014 ¦ GENEVA
''This is the nineteenth global report on tuberculosis (TB) published by WHO in a series that started in 1997. It provides a comprehensive and up-to-date assessment of the TB epidemic and progress in implementing and financing TB prevention, care and control at global, regional and country levels using data reported by over 200 countries that account for over 99% of the world's TB cases. The report is accompanied by a special supplement that marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Global Project on Anti-TB Drug Resistance Surveillance. The supplement highlights the latest status of knowledge about the epidemic of multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB) and the programmatic response.''

Recent intensive efforts to improve collection and REPORTING of data on tuberculosis (TB) are shedding new light on the epidemic, revealing that there are almost half a million more cases of the disease than previously estimated. WHO’s "Global Tuberc…

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7th annual Global Handwashing Day 2014:

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The 7th annual Global Handwashing Day will be observed October 15, 2014. This observance increases awareness and understanding of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent disease around the world.

Hand washing with soap is a “do-it-yourself vaccine” that prevents infections and saves lives. -Globalhandwashing.org In Nepal this day is going to celebrate with Slogan of
''HAAT DHOWAU, ROGH BATA BACHAU''



HAND WASHING PROCEDURE(Video)







Hand washing is easy to do and it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of many types of infection and illness in all settings—from our home and workplace to child care facilities and hospitals. Clean hands can stop germs from spreading from one person to another and throughout an entire community.
Learn more about when and how to wash your hands.
When should you wash your hands?Before, during, and after preparing foodBefore eating foodBefore and after caring for someone who is sickBefore and after trea…

20th National Condom Day-2071

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Nepal Government Celebrate Condom day in Every 1st Saturday after Dashain/Purnima. The objective of the Condom Day is to focus on creating awareness about the importance of using condoms at the community level. 20th National Condom day was celebrated on 25th Ashwin (Oct 11th 2014) with the theme of
''UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO CONDOM FOR DUAL PROTECTION''
Photo Gallery: Activities of Pokhara Posted here;
























World Mental Health Day 2014- “Living with schizophrenia”

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World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

What is schizophrenia?
Schizophrenia is a severe form of mental illness affecting about 7 per thousand of the adult population, mostly in the age group 15-35 years. Though the incidence is low (3-10,000), the prevalence is high due to chronicity.Facts Schizophrenia affects about 24 million people wordwide. Schizophrenia is a treatable disorder, treatment being more effective in its initial stages. More than 50% of persons with schizophrenia are not receiving appropriate care. 90% of people with untreated schizophrenia are in developing countries. Care of persons with schizophrenia can be p…

Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF-Actor Aamir Khan is in Nepal

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Indian Actor Aamir Khan arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon.The actor is here in the capacity of Goodwill Ambassador of UNICEF, He was appointed the UNICEF Ambassador for malnutrition in 2011. He will be visiting a health post in Kapilvastu District to observe the fight against malnutrition in Nepal.


Source: News from Republica

National Antibiotic Treatment Guideline-2014

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Government of Nepal, Ministry of Health and Population Formulate a Guideline  for the Antibiotic Treatment.
The major goal of this Guideline is to reduce the mortality and morbidity due to Antimicrobial Resistant Infection and to preserve the effectiveness of Antibiotics in treatment and prevention of diseases. You can Get more information from downloading this Document from this link: DOWNLOAD NOW CLICK HERENational Antibiotic Treatment Guideline-2014 National Antibiotic Treatment Guideline-2014

WHO launches ''Age-friendly World web site''

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Towards an Age-friendly World
A key strategy to facilitate the inclusion of older persons it to make our world more age-friendly. An age-friendly world enables people of all ages to actively participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. It is a place that makes it easy for older people to stay connected to people that are important to them. And it helps people stay healthy and active even at the oldest ages and provides appropriate support to those who can no longer look after themselves.
Many cities and communities are already taking active steps towards becoming more age-friendly. A new dedicated website, Age-friendly World, supports them in this endeavor by providing a one-stop-shop on age-friendly action at the local level: guides and tools, age-friendly practices and information on hundreds of city and community initiatives around the world. Browse the website to learn more about what can be done to make your city or communities mo…