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World Immunization Week 2016: Close the immunization gap

21 APRIL 2016 | GENEVA  During World Immunization Week 2016, held 24-30 April, WHO highlights recent gains in immunization coverage, and outlines further steps countries can take to “Close the Immunization Gap” and meet global vaccination targets by 2020.

“Last year immunization led to some notable wins in the fight against polio, rubella and maternal and neonatal tetanus,” says Dr Margaret Chan, WHO Director-General. “But they were isolated wins. Polio was eliminated in 1 country, tetanus in 3, and rubella in 1 geographical region. The challenge now is to make gains like this the norm.” Immunization averts 2 to 3 million deaths annually; however, an additional 1.5 million deaths could be avoided if global vaccination coverage improves. Today, an estimated 18.7 million infants – nearly 1 in 5 children – worldwide are still missing routine immunizations for preventable diseases, such as diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus.   In 2012, the World Health Assembly endorsed the Global Vaccine Acti…

Nepal Health Facility Survey (2015 NHFS) Preliminary Report

Nepal Health Facility Survey (2015 NHFS) Preliminary Report Nepal Health Facility Survey (2015 NHFS) is the first comprehensive national level health facility survey in Nepal that combines the essence of USAID-supported Service Provision Assessment (SPA) survey of The DHS Program, WHO’s Service Availability and Readiness Assessment (SARA), UNFPA’s Facility Assessment for Reproductive Health Commodities and Services (FARHCS), and the Nepal-specific Service Tracking Survey (implemented with support from the Nepal Health Sector Support Program [NHSSP] - a DFID-funded technical assistance program supporting MoH to implement the second Nepal Health Sector Program [NHSP-2]). This report presents preliminary findings of the 2015 Nepal Health Facility Survey (2015 NHFS). The survey received funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the UK Department for International Development (DfID), The World Health Organization (WHO), and the United Nations Population Fun…

Eligibility Criteria, Available Seats, Entrance examination model, Fees other Information - MPH (BPKIHS)

B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences is a leading Health Sciences University of Nepal. It is known around the globe by virtue of its innovative curricula. Every year BPKIHS gets substantial number of candidates to enroll in its academic programs. Its educational philosophy was conceptualized by eminent medical educationists from Nepal, India & various international communities including WHO. BPKIHS was established on January 18, 1993 and subsequently upgraded to an autonomous Health Sciences University on October 28, 1998 with a mandate to work towards developing socially responsible and competent health workforce, providing health care and engaging in health research. The School of Public Health was established in 2005 and it is running a two year MPH program. BPKIHS has postgraduate, undergraduate, and university certificate programs. It has four colleges: Medical, Dental, Nursing, and Public Health. Its Central Teaching Hospital has 733 beds and well established major clini…

Admission Open : MPH -BPKIHS (16th May 2016)

Eligible candidates are invited to apply for admission in DM, MCh, MD/MS, MDHA, MDS, MSc (Basic Sciences and Nursing), MPH and Fellowship in Emergency Medicine Programs for 2016 session. Details of eligibility, seats available*, fee structure, admission procedure and other information are mentioned in the prospectus. Please visit our webpage: to download prospectus and to apply online. Contact Office of the Dean, Academic Administration, BPKIHS, Dharan ( Direct Line: 00977-25-530735, 00977-025-525555, 521017 (Ext. 5278, 5279, 4017, 5433) for further details if required.

All required documents and voucher for entrance examination fee as mentioned in the prospectus must be uploaded while submitting the form. Application form can only be submitted online.  Thehimalayantimes National Daily (4/17/2016) Read This: Eligibility Criteria, Available Seats, Entrance examination model, Fees other Information - MPH (BPKIHS)For Online Application: Visit website: entrance.bpkihs.ed…

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World Health Day 2016: Beat diabetes : Activities @ Pokhara

Pokhara 7th April 2016 District Public Health Office- Kaski organised World Health Day celebrations activities in coordination with Nepal Diabetes Society, United Reference Laboratory, Diabetes and Thyroid Treatment Center, Adarsha Samaj National Daily and Radio Safalta at Pokhara. Mass rally was organized to spread awareness about prevention, treatment and diabetic care to all general people. Distribution of pamphlets, posters and brochures to public was also conducted during rally. Nursing students from different Nursing college, public health professionals, stakeholders and general peoples were participated. after closing session of rally free blood sugar test campaign was also organized by United Reference Laboratory, Newroad.

World Health Day 2016 : Beat diabetes: Scale up prevention, strengthen care, and enhance surveillance

Every year, the World Health Organization selects a priority area of global public health concern as the theme for World Health Day, which falls on 7 April, the birthday of the Organization. The theme for World Health Day 2016 will be diabetes, a noncommunicable disease (NCD) directly impacting millions of people of globally, mostly in low- and middle-income countries. Diabetes is a chronic, metabolic disease characterized by elevated levels of blood glucose which may over time lead to serious damage to the heart, blood vessels, eyes, kidneys, and nerves. The prevalence of diabetes has been steadily increasing in the past few decades, in particular in low- and middle-income countries. Knowledge exists to reverse this trend through targeted prevention and appropriate care.
World Health Day 2016 objectives WHO is working with Member States and civil society partners to: Increase awareness about the rise in diabetes, and its staggering burden and consequences, in particular in low-income a…