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Scholarship Notice-Anesthesia Assistant for HA/Staff Nurse(8)- (16th August 2015)

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Admission open PCL Nursing - Karnali Academy of Health Science

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Anti-snakevenom Problem

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Kanti starts child and adolescent mental health OPD

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Source of Information Himalayan News Service  Kathmandu,  July 22 Kanti Children’s Hospital, Maharjgunj, has started child and adolescent mental health OPD, first in the country. Dr Arun Raj Kunwar, child and adolescent psychiatrist at Kanti Children’s Hospital, said the currently the OPD service will be open for public every day except on public holidays from 9am to 2pm. 
According to Dr Kunwar, earlier Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital used to provide half-day service — on Mondays and Thursdays — to the children and adolescent with mental health problems. According to the World Health Organisation, worldwide 10 to 20 per cent of children and adolescents experience mental disorders. Half of all mental illnesses begin by the age of 14 and three-quarters by mid-20s. Dr Kunwar said the new OPD will provide psychiatric and psychological treatments, counselling and medication to the needy. Stating that there was lack of human resources for mental health treatment, Dr Kunwar stressed on t…

Fall injuries major public health concern in Nepal-SOSAS

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The Nepal Surgeons OverSeas Assessment of Surgical Need (SOSAS) study has made public the first countrywide population-based assessment on fall injury prevalence in Nepal, identifying fall injuries as a major public health concern.Its findings reveal the non-fatal fall injury prevalence of 5.23 per cent and fatal fall injury prevalence of 8.8 per cent.
Extrapolating these results to the current population of Nepal, it estimates the prevalence of non-fatal fall injuries in Nepal to be 1.47 million.It has estimated that nearly 16,600 deaths annually are due to falls in Nepal and that 14,130 deaths from fall injuries may have been averted with appropriate access to surgical care.  “Our findings emphasise the high prevalence of fall injuries in Nepal at a population level. A hospital-based study was conducted in Kathmandu regarding traumatic injuries, the epidemiological spectrum of physical trauma was observed over a period of one year at Kathmandu University Hospital and its various out…

WHO’s Release New Guidelines on HTC services

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17 July 2015 -WHO’s Release New Guidelines on HTC services Globally only 51% of people living with HIV know of their status. The new guidelines provide a recommendation to support HIV testing services by trained lay providers and considers the potential of HIV self-testing to increase access to and coverage of HIV testing. The guidelines also address issues and elements for effective delivery of HIV testing services that are common in a variety of settings, contexts and diverse populations.




The Consolidated guidelines on HIV testing services bring together existing guidance relevant to the provision of HIV testing services (HTS) and addresses issues and elements for effective delivery of HTS that are common in a variety of settings, contexts and diverse populations.
In addition, this document provides a new recommendation to support HTS by trained lay providers, considers the potential of HIV self-testing to increase access to and coverage of HIV testing, and outlines focused and strateg…

UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met

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ADDIS ABABA/GENEVA, 14 July 2015
UNAIDS announces that the goal of 15 million people on life-saving HIV treatment by 2015 has been met nine months ahead of schedule The world has exceeded the AIDS targets of Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 6 and is on track to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
The AIDS targets of MDG 6—halting and reversing the spread of HIV—have been achieved and exceeded, according to a new report released today by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). New HIV infections have fallen by 35% and AIDS-related deaths by 41%. The global response to HIV has averted 30 million new HIV infections and nearly 8 million (7.8 million) AIDS-related deaths since 2000, when the MDGs were set. 


“The world has delivered on halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic,” said Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. “Now we must commit to ending the AIDS epidemic as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.”  D…

Mental Health Atlas- 2014, WHO

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WHO release the MENTAL HEALTH ATLAS TODAY (14 July 2015)
The 2014 version of mental health Atlas continues to provide up-to-date information on the availability of mental health services and resources across the world, including financial allocations, human resources and specialised facilities for mental health. This information was obtained via a questionnaire sent to designated focal points in each WHO Member State.



Worldwide, nearly 1 in 10 people have a mental health disorder, but only 1% of the global health workforce is working in mental health. This means, for example, that nearly half of the world’s population lives in a country where there is less than one psychiatrist per 100 000 people.




The report states global spending on mental health is still very low. Low and middle-income countries spend less than US$ 2 per capita per year on mental health, whereas high-income countries spend more than US$ 50.

WHO’s Mental Health Atlas provides the baseline data to measure progress on the …

Some photos: Declaration of full Literate Kaski District of Nepal

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Some mobile captures: Declaration of full Literate Kaski District of Nepal























‪#‎NepalBudget_Health_2015‬ (FULL BUDGET SPEECH)

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World Population Day- 2015 activities- Pokhara

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Every Year in July 11th World Population day is celebrated everywhere with different activities. In this year the theme of World Population Day is ''Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies."

The recently released Post Disaster Needs Assessment Report strongly confirms that the most vulnerable people in time of emergencies are more likely to endure the consequences of a crisis such as gender-based violence, sexual exploitation, HIV infection, human trafficking, child marriage or even unwanted pregnancies. Globally, an estimated one in five women and adolescent girls are likely to be pregnant in humanitarian situations. (Source) In this ocassion, Regional Health Directorate and District Public Health Office-Kaski also conduct a Program on #WPD, some mobile capture photos are posted here. 





























Fast facts (Source: The Himalayantimes News)

Eight million people, alone in the 14 most-affected districts, were affected when the devastating quake hit the country on April 25Among them are 1.5…

Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS Awareness Programe in (IOE)Western Region Campus

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10th July 2014
Program: 'Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS Awareness programe' 
Venue: IOE, Western Region College, Lamachour 
Organized by : HAPPY CLUB
technical support : Naulo Ghumti Nepal and Child and Women Empowerment Society, Kaski.