Showing posts from December, 2015

Trainers (45) - Social Development and Promotion Center (January 2, 2016)

Social Development and Promotion Center( SDPC) is looking for experienced and qualified candidates for the following positions in one of its health and nutrition projects. 
Trainers Job Location: Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur  No. of Vacancies: 45  Offered Salary: Negotiable 

Educational Qualification:  Bachelors in Public Health or Nutrition or Nursing, ANM, HA or equivalent with experience of at least 1 year in related field.  Required skills:  Experience in IYCF programme, Nutrition in Emergency will be added advantage. Received training on CMAM/IMAM/IYCF and other relevant trainings. Ability to conduct trainings independently.TO APPLY,  Interested applicants are requested to send resume via email to immediate processing. Do include your recent photograph and state your availability, current and expected salary in your resume. Also, indicate the applied post in Subject section of the email. Application date closes before January 2, 2016. Only shortlisted candidates …

Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) (Master’s program & Short course)

Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) One possibility for obtaining a fellowship to study at KIT is through the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP). The fellowships are designed to meet the need for further training and capacity-building in developing countries. 
To maximize their impact on capacity building, NFP-funded training must be linked to the institutional development of organizations. A wide range of governmental, private and non-governmental organizations are eligible. Examples include educational institutions, planning agencies, ministries, community-based organizations and private enterprises.

Eligibility  Applicants for the NFP fellowship for a KIT master’s program or short course must meet the following criteria: have been admitted to the course of your choice. This means that you meet all the requirements set out by the Royal Tropical Institute (KIT) / Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VUA)be nationals of and working and living in a country on the NFP Country listaccept the…

Development Associate (108)- USAID/Health for Life Nepal (21st Poush 2072)


Scholarships Notice (BPH) - Pokhara University

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Ph.D in Public Health - IOM


Human Development Report -2015

Human Development Index (HDI): A composite index measuring average achievement in three basic dimensions of human development—a long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard of living.  See Technical note 1 at for details on how the HDI is calculated.

Life expectancy at birth: Number of years a newborn infant could expect to live if prevailing patterns of age-specific mortality rates at the time of birth stay the same throughout the infant’s life. Expected years of schooling: Number of years of schooling that a child of school entrance age can expect to receive if prevailing patterns of age-specific enrollment rates persist throughout the child’s life. Mean years of schooling: Average number of years of education received by people ages 25 and older, converted from education attainment levels using official durations of each level. Gross national income (GNI) per capita: Aggregate income of an economy generated by…

Health for All: 12.12.15 : Universal Health Coverage Day

Universal health coverage is defined as ensuring that all people have access to needed promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative health services, of sufficient quality to be effective, while also ensuring that people do not suffer financial hardship when paying for these services. Universal health coverage has therefore become a major goal for health reform in many countries and a priority objective of WHO. 
Universal health coverage embodies three related objectives: Equity in access to health services - those who need the services should get them, not only those who can pay for them;that the quality of health services is good enough to improve the health of those receiving services; andfinancial-risk protection - ensuring that the cost of using care does not put people at risk of financial hardship.

The global community has spoken: universal health coverage is right, smart and overdue. But too many people are still waiting to access quality, essential health services withou…

Loksewa Imp: List of Free medicines available in Nepal (Source of Info:


Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs - WHO

WHO launched a new comprehensive analysis of global health trends since 2000 and an assessment of the challenges for the next 15 years.
This report aims to describe global health in 2015, looking back 15 years at the trends and positive forces during the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) era and assessing the main challenges for the coming 15 years. "Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs" identifies the key drivers of progress in health under the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). It lays out actions that countries and the international community should prioritize to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which come into effect on 1 January 2016. Read more:

Download full Report: "Health in 2015: from MDGs to SDGs

Health and human rights -Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day.  "Our Rights. Our Freedoms. Always." United NationsThe right to the highest attainable standard of health” requires a set of social criteria that is conducive to the health of all people, including the availability of health services, safe working conditions, adequate housing and nutritious foods. Achieving the right to health is closely related to that of other human rights, including the right to food, housing, work, education, non-discrimination, access to information, and participation. The right to health includes both freedoms and entitlements.  Freedoms include the right to control one’s health and body (e.g. sexual and reproductive ri…

2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS)

The 2011 Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) provides up-to-date information on the population and health situation in Nepal. The 2011 NDHS is the fourth National Demographic and Health Survey conducted in the country. Repeated surveys allow for an analysis of trends over time. The survey is based on a nationally representative sample. It provides estimates at the national, ecological zone, developmental region, and in some cases, sub regional levels.


Total fertility rate 2.6Women age 15–19 who are mothers or now pregnant (%) : 17 Median age at first marriage for women age 25–49 (years) : 17.5 Median age at first intercourse for women age 25–49 (years) :17.7 Median age at first birth for women age 25-49 (years) : 20.2 Married women (age 15–49) wanting no more children (%):73 Mean ideal number of children for women 15–49 : 2.1Family Planning

Current use of any modern method (currently married women 15–49) (%) : 43 Currently married women with an unmet need for family plan…



National Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs) Program

Background Recognizing the importance of women's participation in promoting health of the people, GoN initiated the Female Community Health Volunteer (FCHV) Program in FY 2045/46 (1988/1989) in 27 districts and expanded to all 75 districts of the country in a phased manner.  Initially, the approach was to select one FCHV per ward regardless of the population size. Later in 2050 (1993/94) population based approach was introduced in selected (28) districts. All together there are 51,470 FCHVs in the country (47,328 FCHVs at rural/VDC level and 4,142 at urban/municipality level). FCHVs are selected by members of Mothers' Group for Health (MG‐H) with the help of local health facility staff.

They are provided 18 days basic training in two phases (9+9 days) on selected primary health care components. After completion of basic training, FCHVs are provided with a certificate and medicine kit box consisting of necessary drugs and supplies free of cost. They are also provided with manuals,…

International Volunteer Day & 12th National FCHVs Day

The International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector.

The theme of International Volunteer Day 2015 is ''The world is changing. Are you? Volunteer!”
IVD 2015 is challenging every one of us to be part of implementing the newly launched Global Goals, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
United Nations
Similarly, The 12th Female Community Health Volunteers’ Day is celebrated across the country on Saturday by organizing various activities in districts, and in community level health institutions across the country.
The slogan for National FCHVs Day is 
''mahila swaasthya sewika ko sewa
swasthya samaaj ko laagi TEWAA''

Read also: Female Comm…

Getting to Zero #World AIDS Day 2015

Key facts
(Source of Info: World Health Organization)
Fact sheet N°360 Updated November 2015
HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 34 million lives so far. In 2014, 1.2 [980 000–1.6 million] million people died from HIV-related causes globally.There were approximately 36.9 [34.3–41.4] million people living with HIV at the end of 2014 with 2.0 [1.9–2.2] million people becoming newly infected with HIV in 2014 globally.Sub-Saharan Africa is the most affected region, with 25.8 [24.0–28.7] million people living with HIV in 2014. Also sub-Saharan Africa accounts for almost 70% of the global total of new HIV infections.

HIV infection is often diagnosed through rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), which detect the presence or absence of HIV antibodies. Most often these tests provide same day test results; essential for same day diagnosis and early treatment and care.There is no cure for HIV infection. However, effective antiretroviral (ARV) drugs can control th…