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Rescheduled Notice: Review of Health Sector Response to Earthquake Disaster in Nepal

“Review of Health Sector Response to Earthquake Disaster in Nepal” has been postponed for one month due to conflicting time with a very big and national priority meeting (Donor’s meeting) in Nepal. This conference has been rescheduled to 25th -26th July 2015 (Saturday and Sunday) “Review of Health Sector Response to Earthquake Disaster in Nepal”

WHO urges vigil for MERS virus- Himalayan News Service (20th June 2015)

Himalayan News Service
Kathmandu, June 19 World Health Organisation has urged all countries in the southeast Asia region to step up vigil and review preparedness to respond to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) after Thailand confirmed the disease in a traveller from the Middle East region yesterday.
It is said to be the first case of MERS in the WHO southeast Asia region. “Strong health systems using strict infection control measures would be the key to prevent the spread of the virus while protecting health professionals and common people,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, regional director at New Delhi-based WHO South-east Asia region. Earlier in the week, Dr Singh had written to the health ministers of 11 countries in the WHO southeast Asia region, including Nepal, asking them to review and strengthen preparedness against MERS CoV in view of the recent spread of the disease.

The Regional Director urged the countries to enhance surveillance for severe acute respir…

Thailand confirms maiden MERS case- The Himalayan Times News ( 19th June 2015)

Thailand confirms maiden MERS case
Reuters Bangkok, June 18 
Thailand confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome today, becoming the fourth Asian country to register the deadly virus this year outside Saudi Arabia.

Public Health Minister Rajata Rajatanavin told a news conference that a 75-year-old businessman from Oman had tested positive for MERS.“From two lab tests we can confirm that the MERS virus was found,” Rajata said, adding the man had travelled to Bangkok for medical treatment for a heart condition.“The first day he came he was checked for the virus.  The patient contracted the MERS virus.”The health minister said 59 others were being monitored for the virus, including three of the man’s relatives who travelled with him to Bangkok. MERS is caused by a coronavirus from the same family as the one that triggered China’s deadly 2003 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. 

The vast majority of MERS infections and deaths have been in Saudi Arabia, where more t…


EVENT: Post Disaster Conference on “Review of Health Sector Response to Earthquake Disaster in Nepal” 
ORGANIZER:Nepal Public Health Association (NEPHA) and General Practitioners’ Association of Nepal (GPAN) in association with Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD)/DoHS DATE: June 27-28, 2015 “Disaster response and health care system in Nepal”

Major parts of Conference Review the current activities of disaster response. Utilize the post-disaster timing for reviewing the health sector response activities and find out the gapsSharing knowledge and experiences among disaster management experts from different countries across the globeRecommend rectification plan if there are any gaps and also recommend risk reduction strategy for safety and security for future disasters.  etcParticipants:
Health professionals such doctors, emergency physicians, primary care physicians, public health professionals, nurses, paramedics, medical students, social workers, volunteers, managers, policy ma…



"Thank you for saving my life"- World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2015

On World Blood Donor Day, 14 June, the WHO is calling for increased regular blood donations from voluntary, unpaid donors in order to save millions of lives globally each year.
World Blood Donor Day is now celebrated every year throughout the world on 14 June.

The theme of this year’s campaign is "Thank you for saving my life". It focuses on thanking blood donors who save lives every day through their blood donations and strongly encourages more people all over the world to donate blood voluntarily and regularly with the slogan“Give freely, give often. Blood donation matters.”

The campaign aims to highlight stories from people whose lives have been saved through blood donation, as a way of motivating regular blood donors to continue giving blood and people in good health who have never given blood to begin doing so. READ MORE:WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

Bharatpur Cancer Hospital in dire straits- The himalayantimes News

BP Koirala Memorial Cancer Hospital in Bharatpur, once known as a model health facility across Asia, has been reeling under acute financial crunch in Chitwan of late. 
According to sources, it started to face financial crunch due to growing expense and dwindling budget every year. As the government’s plan to operate the hospital along with another health facility with the budget issued from the health tax fund act of 1994 failed to materialise, the health facility began to face crisis due to inadequate budget allocation.  The hospital, which was established with the aim of providing cancer treatment, prevention, awareness and conducting research on the disease, has hardly been providing treatment at present. Dej Kumar Gautam, Deputy Director of the health facility, said that Rs 330.1 million budget was issued in the fiscal 2011/12, Rs 334.6 million in the fiscal 2012/13, Rs 294 million in the fiscal 20113/14 and Rs 245 million in the fiscal 2014/15. As the health facility has not increa…

Second Long Term Health Plan, 1997 - 2017

Second Long Term Health Plan, 1997 - 2017
The Ministry of Health of His Majesty's Government of Nepal developed a 20-year Second Long-Term Health Plan (SLTHP) for FY 2054-74 (1997-2017). The aim of the SLTHP is to guide health sector development in the improvement of the health of the population, particularly those whose health needs are not often met.

The SLTHP addresses disparities in healthcare, assuring gender sensitivity and equitable community access to quality healthcare services. The aims of the SLTHP are to provide a guiding framework to build successive periodic and annual health plans that improve the health status of the population; to develop appropriate strategies, programmes, and action plans that reflect national health priorities that are affordable and consistent with available resources; and to establish co-ordination among public, private and NGO sectors and development partners. The SLTHP vision is a healthcare system with equitable access and quality services in …

Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators, 2015 (WHO)

WHO and partners launch the Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators to improve measurement and accountability for global public health.

This standard set of 100 core indicators agreed by the global community provides concise information on the health situation and trends at the national and global level. The aim is to reduce excessive and duplicative reporting requirements that currently burden countries.
The Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators is a standard set of 100 indicators prioritized by the global community to provide concise information on the health situation and trends, including responses at national and global levels. It will be reviewed and updated periodically as global and country priorities evolve and measurement methods improve. This publication contains the 2015 version. DOWNLOAD THIS PUBLICATION Global Reference List of 100 Core Health Indicators, 2015 Health status indicators Life expectancy at birthAdult mortality rate between 15 and 60 ye…

DoHS urges people to be cautious about MERS spread- TheHimalayantimes News

Himalayan News Service Kathmandu,  June 8 The Department of Health Services has advised people coming from South Korea, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East for health treatment at the nearest health facilities if there are symptoms of fever, cough and pneumonia.The DoHS advice comes amid reports of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome deaths and sharp rise in infections in South Korea. People coming from South Korea, Saudi Arabia and the Middle East could be suffering from MERS virus, warned DoHS in a press statement issued today.Till date, a total of 1,217 people have been affected with this virus and 444 people have succumbed to MERS virus.

The disease has spread to all countries in the Middle East and sporadic cases have been reported in Europe and the USA.The most recent outbreak was in South Korea with over 80 reported cases, and over 2,300 placed under quarantine, making it the largest outbreak outside the Middle East. According to DoHS statement, people infected with MERS virus show sy…

Sub-National Immunization Day- 2015


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