Showing posts from September, 2015

New recommendations of WHO "Treat-All" for People living with HIV and those at risk

Treat all people living with HIV, offer antiretrovirals as additional prevention choice for people at "substantial" risk
New policies could help avert more than 21 million deaths and 28 million new infections by 2030
Anyone infected with HIV should begin antiretroviral treatment as soon after diagnosis as possible, WHO announced Wednesday. With its "Treat-All" recommendation, WHO removes all limitations on eligibility for antiretroviral therapy (ART) among people living with HIV; all populations and age groups are now eligible for treatment.

The expanded use of antiretroviral treatment is supported by recent findings from clinical trials confirming that early use of ART keeps people living with HIV alive, healthier and reduces the risk of transmitting the virus to partners. WHO now also recommends that people at "substantial" risk of HIV should be offered preventive antiretroviral treatment. This new recommendation …

Heart-Healthy Environments- World Heart Day

World Heart Day takes place on 29 September every year and is a chance for people across the globe to take part in the world's biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD).

This World Heart Day, our focus is on creating healthy heart environments. By ensuring that everyone has the chance to make healthy heart choices wherever they live, work and play, World Heart Day encourages us all to reduce our cardiovascular risk, and promotes a heart-healthy planet for those around us.
This year, World Heart Day’s theme is creating heart-healthy environments. The places in which we live, work and play should not increase our risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But individuals frequently cannot make heart-healthy choices due to environmental factors, such as the availability of healthy food or smoke-free zones. World Heart

''End Rabies Together'' : World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day is globally observed on Sep 28. This is an international event leaded byGlobal Alliance for Rabies Control and endorsed by various organizations. this event focus on raising the awareness and help to take action to prevent globally. This year WRD is going to be celebrate with the slogan ''End Rabies Together'' Rabies is an infectious viral disease that is almost always fatal following the onset of clinical signs.                            

In more than 99% of human cases, the rabies virus is transmitted by domestic dogs. Rabies affects domestic and wild animals, and is spread to people through bites or scratches, usually via saliva. Rabies is present on all continents with the exception of Antarctica, but more than 95% of human deaths occur in Asia and Africa.

Rabies is a neglected disease of poor and vulnerable populations whose deaths are rarely reported and where human vaccines and immunoglobulin are not readily available or accessible. It occurs mainl…

First safe abortion service day marked

Kathmandu, Sept 26: It has been 13 years since Nepal legalized abortion and 751,694 have taken this service during this period.
The 11th amendment to the Civil Code on 26 September 2002 opened the way for legal facility for abortion (up to 12 weeks of pregnancy) and up to 18 weeks in unusual cases like rape and incest. But the consent of woman is needed.  Nepal marked Friday as the first safe abortion service day under the theme of Family Planning Necessary to prevent unwanted pregnancy: safe abortion in needed'.
The Family Health Division, the Ministry of Health and Population here Friday organised a programme marking the day where it was shared that only 38 per cent of women entering into reproductive age are aware that abortion is legalized in the country. Of the total maternal mortality rate, seven percent was due to unsafe measures taken during abortion. The statistics show that of 100 pregnant women, eight underwent abortion and 25 per cent had unwanted pregnancy. Division Direct…

UN Sustainable Development Goals : Health-related Sustainable Development Goals targets

More than 150 world leaders will gather at United Nations Headquarters in New York to formally adopt an ambitious new sustainable development agenda at a 3-day summit beginning Friday 25 September. 2015 presents a historic and unprecedented opportunity to bring the countries and citizens of the world together to decide and embark on new paths to improve the lives of people everywhere. These decisions will determine the global course of action to end poverty, promote prosperity and well-being for all, protect the environment and address climate change. Agreed by the 193 Member States of the UN, the new agenda, Transforming Our World: 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, consists of a Declaration, 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets.

Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere 1.3: Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and by 2030 achieve substantial coverage of the poor and the vulnerable1.5: By 2030, build t…

SDG GOAL 3 TARGETS: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

Ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Significant strides have been made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. Major progress has been made on increasing access to clean water and sanitation, reducing malaria, tuberculosis, polio and the spread of HIV/AIDS. However, many more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues.

GOAL 3 TARGETS: By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live birthsBy 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live birthsBy 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical disea…

SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

WHO welcomes the launch of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and commits to work with partners around the world to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Building on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the SDG agenda demonstrates unprecedented scope and ambition. Poverty eradication, health, education, and food security and nutrition remain priorities, but the 17 SDGs also encompass a broad range of economic, social and environmental objectives, as well as the promise of more peaceful and inclusive societies. SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages, profiles health as a desirable outcome in its own right. Importantly, however, health is also presented as an input to other goals, and a reliable measure of how well sustainable development is progressing in general.

The health goal itself includes new targets for key issues on which major progress has been made under the MDGs. The global HIV, TB and malaria epidemics have been tu…

“Pharmacist: Your partner in Health”: World Pharmacists Day 2015

The International Pharmaceutical Federation (FIP) strongly encourages all pharmacists and their associations across the globe to participate in World Pharmacists Day on 25 September. This year’s theme is:
“Pharmacist: Your partner in Health”

Medicines must go hand in hand with pharmaceutical expertise, or in other words, with pharmacists. This is a partnership essential to the responsible use of medicines. But other partnerships are also important. Every day three million pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists around the world act as partners to patients, other health care professionals and other scientists, throughout the whole supply chain and with the shared vision of better health.
Across the globe our profession is clearly demonstrating all the requirements of great partnerships; shared goals, commitment, vital skills and rapport, as well as the ability to have difficult talks and to overcome obstacles. World Pharmacists Day 2015: celebrate and promote our profession. All over th…

Licensing Examination Notice- Nepal Nursing Council


President Scholarship for Foreign Students (Undergraduate Level) MoHE- Shrilanka (Ashoj 12th 2072)


Malaria MDG target achieved amid sharp drop in cases and mortality, but 3 billion people remain at risk- WHO

17 SEPTEMBER 2015 LONDON Malaria death rates have plunged by 60% since 2000, translating into 6.2 million lives saved, the vast majority of them children, according to a joint WHO-UNICEF report released.
The report – “Achieving the malaria MDG target” – shows that the malaria MDG target to “have halted and begun to reverse the incidence” of malaria by 2015, has been met “convincingly”, with new malaria cases dropping by 37% in 15 years.

“Global malaria control is one of the great public health success stories of the past 15 years,” said Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of WHO. “It’s a sign that our strategies are on target, and that we can beat this ancient killer, which still claims hundreds of thousands of lives, mostly children, each year.”
An increasing number of countries are on the verge of eliminating malaria. In 2014, 13 countries reported zero cases of the disease and 6 countries reported fewer than 10 cases. The fastest decreases were seen in the Caucasus and Central Asia, w…

Announcement for Application to participate in the Bharat-Nepal Shikshya Maitri Karyakaram


Key component of Health included in Constitution of Nepal-2072


Constitution of Nepal (Final version)


#National Family Planning Day (18th Sep 2015)


Important Notice- NHPC


Notice for Entrance Examination- Purbanchal University


Scholarship: Nursing & Paramedical Courses




Notice for Reopen of Application for Entrance Examination 2015


Admission Open: BDS- Kantipur Dental College (Sep 18th 2015)


“Preventing suicide: a global imperative”- WHO

Every 40 seconds a person dies by suicide somewhere in the world. “Preventing suicide: a global imperative is the first WHO report of its kind. It aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisectoral public health approach.
The report provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts as well as actionable steps for countries based on their current resources and context to move forward in suicide prevention. DOWNLOAD THIS REPORT:CLICK HERE

Source:World Health Organization