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Swine Flu updates

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Swine flu Updates...

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Swine Flu

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Swine Flu

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Set up isolation wards‚ MoHP tells all hospitals:FIGHTING SWINE FLU

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Original Source :HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE


The Ministry of Health and Population has asked all the hospitals to set up isolation wards to tackle H1N1 virus in case of any epidemic.  With the increasing number of people being affected by H1N1 virus, which is also known as swine flu, in India, the risk of the disease is increasing in Nepal as well, it said. Issuing a press statement, MoHP informed that it was all prepared to tackle the disease. MoHP said it has sufficient stock of anti-viral medicines, antibiotics and personal protective equipment to fight against the virus if an epidemic occurs. It has also prepared a guideline for prevention and treatment of the virus. “We have asked all government and private hospitals to set up isolation wards to deal with the virus. Lab services and antiviral medicines will be provided under the supervision of medical officials at the National Public Health Laboratory and Epidemiology and Disease Control Division,” said MoHP, appealing to the general pub…

Nepali Youths in Figures(Author:MoYS, UNFPA and Restless Development)

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The Ministry of Youth and Sports has launched a book comprising comprehensive statistics and details about the youths of the country.  This report, highlighting data specific to youth in Nepal, is based on the Population and Housing Census 2011 provided by the Central Bureau of Statistics of the Government of Nepal.


Population of the 16-40 years age group is considered as the youth population in Nepal. According to the 2011 Census, the total youth population in Nepal is 10,689,842 (40.3% of the total population). Among them, 45.8% are males and 54.5% are females.
Kathmandu district has the highest proportion of the youth population i.e. 52.9% whereas Pyuthan district has the lowest proportion of youth population i.e. 32.7% to its total population. Nearly 1400 thousand youth were found to have been abroad for employment, which is nearly 72% of the total absentee population (1,921,494) of Nepal in 2011. Out of the youth population going abroad for employment, 93.2% are males and 61% are …

NPHL meets the International Health Regulations, 2005 (WHO certified lab for BSL-3)

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HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE KATHMANDU: The World Health Organisation has certified that the Biosafety Level-3 (BSL)-3 Laboratory established at the National Public Health Laboratory in Teku meets the International Health Regulations, 2005 for its operations.The BSL-3 Laboratory was certified after an international team of WHO experts found its facilities at par with the international standards. The WHO team inspected the government-owned lab in January.



Speaking at a programme ‘Dissemination of Functioning of Bio-Safety Level-3 Laboratory in NPHL’, Minister for Health and Population Khagaraj Adhikari said that the BSL-3 Laboratory should be able to come up with new inventions, discoveries and solutions against various new viral diseases to contribute to the health sector in Nepal as well in other parts of the world.  He advised officials at the BSL-3 Laboratory to also initiate production of vaccines to control the epidemic diseases in collaboration with national and international experts. “R…

World Cancer Day: February 4th- ''Not beyond us''

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World Cancer Day, organized by the Union for International Cancer Control, is an opportunity to highlight the wide range of actions needed to effectively prevent, treat and control the many forms of cancer.
The day, the theme of which in 2015 is "Not beyond us", offers WHO an opportunity to demonstrate the Organization’s policies and programmes for countries to reduce their cancer burden. The Global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013-2020 offers the overall framework for country action.



The Global action plan calls for national, international and multisectoral action across multiple areas to reduce cancer risks in populations, and to strengthen health care delivery systems for people with cancer. Environmental and infectious causes are important for cancer prevention so that WHO’s guidance in those areas is part of the comprehensive approach. Campaign Key Messages Choosing Healthy Lives Reducing the social and environmental risk factors for cancer and empower…