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Global Health Internship Scholarship

Background Each year, over 600 interns participate in the WHO-HQ internship programme in Geneva, Switzerland. These internships are part of WHO’s commitment to build future leaders in public health. However, in 2013 only 20% of interns were from low- and middle- income countries (LMICs), which have 80% of the world’s population and disease burden.

The Network of WHO Intern Alumni, in partnership with Child Family Health International, are administering a scholarship opportunity to financially support two candidates from an LMIC and cover the costs of an internship at WHO Headquarters Geneva in the Winter 2015/16 cycle. This forms part of a wider project to support more balanced multinational participation amongst junior candidates in international health training, and build an evidence base on their impact and utility for national health systems.
Funds for this pilot scholarship were raised via a successful Kickstarter campaign with the support of the Royal Society of Arts. While that ca…

MoFALD sounds cholera high alert- Himalayan News Service


Temporary Contraceptives luring couples in Kavre- The Himalayan News Service

The availability of temporary contraceptives for family planning has led to decline of males and females going for permanent services of vasectomy and minilaparotomy. Data at the District Health Office Kavre showed that both males and females were attracted towards temporary contraceptives due to their easy availability in Kavre bazaar and elsewhere.

Family planning officer Ananta Sharma at the Kavre district health Office said that easy access of intraurine contraceptive device ( IUCD) and implant had slashed the number of males and females seeking vasectomy and minilaparotomy services. According to Sharma, as many as 165 males and 90 females had taken the services of vasectomy and minilap last year. Similarly, 528 females had taken IUCD, 2,995 females implant, 3,549 dipo, and 1,332 women had taken the pills respectively.

The previous year, as many as 325 had taken the help of permanent means of family planning. Of them, 182 males and 143 women had taken vasectomy and minilaparotony serv…

Sagun's Blog: Tutorial for all visitors

Tips to attend a job interview

Tips to attend a job interview DON'T BE LATE: Reduce your stress levels and get there early.MAKE EYE CONTACT: Look at the person who is talking to you and when answering questions, be sure to make eye contact with all people in the room.LISTEN: Do not interrupt and if you don't understand the question, ask the interviewer to repeat it.BE FRIENDLY AND SMILE: But don't be too casual and relaxed - you still want to be seen as professional and courteous.GIVE SHORT ANSWERS: Get straightto the point and don't waffle, butdon't give basic ' yes' or ' no' answers either.Frame negative things in a positive way: Never say bad things about former or current employers. Source:thehimalayantimes

Scholarship: CHEVENING (UK government’s international awards scheme)

Chevening Scholarships in Nepal are awarded to outstanding emerging leaders to pursue a one-year Master’s at any UK university. The scholarship programme provides a unique opportunity for future leaders, influencers, and decision-makers from all over the world to develop professionally and academically, network extensively, experience UK culture, and build lasting positive relationships with the UK. A Chevening Scholarship offers financial support along with the opportunity to become part of the highly regarded and influential Chevening global network.

Applicants from Nepal can choose any course of study, but we particularly welcome applications in the following fields:
Climate change and disaster management (including biodiversity, ecology, sustainable design, building construction and architecture, crisis/emergency management, and environmental science)International relations (including politics and diplomacy)Economics (including development economics, rural development, business admin…

Action plan to implement Mathema report submitted : News (Himalayan News Service)

A sub-committee formed to study, analyse, and discuss with stakeholders about implementation of a report on medical education, prepared by Kedar Bhakta Mathema-led high-level task force, has formulated and submitted its detailed action plan to the Social Committee of the Cabinet. 

The Social Committee, on August 4, had constituted a sub-committee and assigned it the task of formulating the action plan so as to implement the National Policy Report on Medical Education prepared by the eight-member Mathema panel. The sub-committee is led by National Planning Commission member Yagya Bahadur Karki, along with secretaries of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Health and Population.  The report was submitted to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on June 29. According to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, the detailed action plan formulated by the Karki-led sub-committee was submitted to the Social Committee yesterday, following discussion on vari…

Computer-based ARF diagnosis system developed: News (The Himalayan News)

A computer-based Acute Rheumatic Fever (ARF) diagnosis and management decision support system has been designed and developed in Lalitpur.According to Nepal Heart Foundation, the system is the first of its kind in the country. It is a collaboration project between NHF and University of Greenwich, UK. 

The project comprises of a team including Sanjib Raj Pandey, PhD research student, University of Greenwich, UK; Dr Jixin Ma, Prof Choi-Hong Lai, University of Greenwich, UK; Dr Prakash Raj Regmi and other doctors from NHF. Dr Regmi informed that untreated streptococcal throat infection which is common among Nepali children causes ARF. ARF and Rheumatic Heart Diseases (RHD) are considered some of the biggest health risks among Nepali children, in comparison to other heart diseases. “ARF/RHD is a challenging and life threatening disease among children aged between 5-15 years, especially in the rural areas of the country.

In Nepal, as many as 1,000 children die each year due to ARF/RHD. The d…

Medical waste pollutes Tinau: News from The Kathmandu post

Medical waste dumped along with other garbage has posed serious public health threats to people living on the banks of the Tinau river in Rupandehi. Butwal Sub-metropolis dis-poses around 50 tonnes of gar-bage on the river banks though people continue to use water from the river for drink-ing and other domestic use.

Bheshraj Khanal, a farmer at Aanandaban, said they are facing problems as the water from river used for irrigation is polluted with medical and other waste.Health professionals say around 80 percent of medical waste is dangerous. Such waste materials have chances to transmit 70 percent of diseases. Human or animal blood as well as body parts, blood-soaked bandages, dis-carded surgical gloves, cul-tures and swabs to inoculate cultures are found in the river.  The Ministry of Health and Population has directed con-cerned authorities to manage medical waste through a scientific procedure involving segregation, collection, trans-portation, treatment and final disposal.How…

Notice for Entrance Examination for Bachelor Program: Institute of Medicine


Admission Open MPharm (Industrial Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Care) : Kathmandu University (4th Sep 2015)


'Next Generation’ Family Planning Communication Campaign (Three-year long campaign)

Himalayan News Service
Lalitpur,  August 21 Minister for Health and Population Khagaraj Adhikari today launched ‘Next Generation’ Family Planning Communication Campaign with an aim of repositioning family planning for the new generation and increasing the use of contraceptives among young married couples across the country.The campaign was launched at a programme organised in Lalitpur.

This is a three-year long campaign of the Ministry of Health and Population and National Health Education Information Communication Centre, in coordination with Family Health Division and support of the USAID Health Communication Campaign.
The campaign is based on research findings and the guidance of the MoHP National Health Sector Programme II, draft NHSP III, the National Health Communication Policy of 2012 and the draft National Family Planning Communication Strategy 2015-2020. According to National Demographic Health Survey 2011, family planning practices of over 56 per cent of women of reproductive a…

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MoHP act on non-compliant pharmas

Himalayan News Service Kathmandu, August 12

The Ministry of Health and Population has issued directives to the Department of Drug Administration (DDA) to ensure that all pharmacies comply with the July 7 Cabinet decision that requires them to display the price list of 96 medicine.Fixing the maximum retail price of 18 much-used common medicine and 78 special drugs for patients of chronic diseases, including cancer, the Cabinet had directed MoHP to strictly enforce the new provision. However, complaints were received against pharmacies charging exorbitant prices and also the lack of uniformity in the price of medicine in different drug stores.Minister for Health and Population Khagaraj Adhikari said the initiative was only a beginning toward making the health sector more reliable, dependable, and systematic. He expressed hope that the drive would put an end to the trend of pharmacies fleecing patients. “I strongly urge officials of MoHP as well as DDA to carry out effective monitoring of…