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Get Together Program - Pokhara

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Important Notice - Ministry of Health

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Important Notice  - Ministry of Health 

Stroke is treatable - World Stroke Day 2016

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World Stroke Day - October 29th 2016
Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the second leading cause of death globally. Stroke can happen to anyone at any age. Stroke affects everyone: survivors, family and friends, workplaces and communities.


17M - Strokes 6M - deaths 5M - Permanently Disabled Stroke is treatable. Stroke is a complex medical issue. But there are ways to significantly reduce its impact. Recognizing the signs of stroke early, treating it as a medical emergency with admission to a specialized stroke unit, and access to the best professional care can substantially improve outcomes. http://www.worldstrokecampaign.org/

Prevent brain stroke
A ‘brain stroke’ or a ‘brain attack’ is an event and condition that many of us know little about, but each one of us has the capacity to prevent and detect.
When the brain is deprived of blood and the oxygen it carries, or when bleeding inundates surrounding tissue and causes the brain to swell, its effective operation…

International lead Poisoning Prevention week of action - Ban lead paint !!

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The International lead Poisoning Prevention week of action is observed From 23 to 29 October 2016, with a particular focus on eliminating lead paint. 


The International Lead Poisoning Prevention week of action is an initiative of the Lead Paint Alliance.


The major objectives of this campaigns are;
Raise awareness about lead poisoning;Highlight countries and partners' efforts to prevent childhood lead poisoning; andUrge further action to eliminate lead paint.Lead is a naturally occurring toxic metal found in the Earth’s crust. It has many uses, including in the manufacture of lead-acid batteries for motor vehicles, in pigments and paints, solder, ammunition, ceramic glazes, jewellery, toys and also in some cosmetics and traditional medicines. It also continues to be used in gasoline in a small number of countries. The processing, use and disposal of lead can result in environmental contamination and human exposure. As lead is an element, once released into the environment it is persis…

CONFERENCE INFO: THIRD NATIONAL SUMMIT OF HEALTH AND POPULATION SCIENTISTS IN NEPAL

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''THIRD NATIONAL SUMMIT OF HEALTH AND POPULATION SCIENTISTS IN NEPAL''
Health in Sustainable Development Goals in Nepal: Are We on Track? DATE : 10-12 APRIL, 2017
LOCATION : KATHMANDU, NEPAL
The NHRC began to organize an annual summit since 2015 on its special day, the anniversary. The first event was organized on 11-12 April 2015, which appeared to be a grand success with an overwhelming response. Our main purpose is to give a platform to the health and population researchers in Nepal especially the young and early career scientists to join hands towards strengthening evidence informed decision making in Nepal.
 We intend to continue this annual event so as to promote the research culture in Nepal, build the local capacity and facilitate the translation of evidences into policies and practice. “Abstract Submission for the Third National Summit will start from 1st November, 2016 till 30th November, 2016. “The 2017 Summit at a glance Nepal Health Research Council is celebrati…

Conference Info: 2nd World Congress on Public Health and Nutrition

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Promoting health through the life-course [2016 World Polio Day]

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[24 October 2016]
World Polio Day was established by Rotary International over a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine against poliomyelitis. Use of this inactivated poliovirus vaccine and subsequent widespread use of the oral poliovirus, developed by Albert Sabin, led to the establishment of the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) in 1988. As of 2013, GPEI had reduced polio worldwide by 99%.

Polio is a crippling and potentially fatal infectious disease. There is no cure, but there are safe and effective vaccines. Polio can be prevented through immunization. Polio vaccine, given multiple times, almost always protects a child for life. The strategy to eradicate polio is therefore based on preventing infection by immunizing every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free. WHO
Nepal has been maintaining certificate standard AFP surveillance since 2001. The surveillance system is sensitive enough to detect polio…

22nd National Condom Day - 2073

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National Condom day is observed on the first Saturday following the Kojagrat Poornima every year. The 22nd National Condom Day was marked today with the slogan ‘Condom use for dual protection’. The Objective of this day is to raise awareness and to promote the use of condom for dual Protection; Prevent HIV and sexually transmitted infections as well as unwanted pregnancies. In coordination with local nongovernmental organizations, DPHO-Kaski organized rally & Info desk in Pokhara.