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World Leprosy Day - Accelerating towards a leprosy-free world

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World Leprosy Day is annually observed around the world on the last Sunday of January. The day was initiated in 1954 by French philanthropist and writer, Raoul Follereau, as a way to raise global awareness of this deadly ancient disease and call attention to the fact that it can be prevented, treated and cured. https://www.timeanddate.com/holidays/world/world-leprosy-day
Leprosy is a chronic infectious disease caused by Mycobacterium leprae, an acid-fast, rod-shaped bacillus.The disease mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosa of the upper respiratory tract, and the eyes. Leprosy is curable and treatment provided in the early stages averts disability. Multidrug therapy (MDT) treatment has been made available by WHO free of charge to all patients worldwide since 1995. It provides a simple yet highly effective cure for all types of leprosy. 



Elimination of leprosy as public health problem (with a prevalence less than 1 case per 10 000 persons) was achieved globally in the yea…

Important Notice: Department of Drug Administration/MoH

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Important Notice: Department of Drug Administration Important Notice: Department of Drug Administration Important Notice: Department of Drug Administration




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Congratulations !!! Public Health Officers

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Congratulations !!! Public Health Officers !!!!
ORIGINAL SOURCE : BINOD JOSHI 

2017-18 Fullbright Visiting Scholar Program for Nepali Post-Doctoral Researchers and Senior Artists - Fulbright Commission/USEF-Nepal

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2017-18 Fullbright Visiting Scholar Program for Nepali Post-Doctoral Researchers and Senior Artists - Fulbright Commission/USEF-Nepal 2017-18 Fullbright Visiting Scholar Program for Nepali Post-Doctoral Researchers and Senior Artists - Fulbright Commission/USEF-Nepal Kantipur (14 Jan 2017)






2016 Health SDG Profile: Nepal

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SDG 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages TARGETS 3.1 By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births  3.2 By 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 births  3.3 By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases 3.4 By 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being  3.5 Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol 3.6 By 2020, halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents

Alliance HPSR Board Member Vacancy- Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research

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Background The Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research was established in 1999 and is housed as an international partnership within the World Health Organization (WHO). The mandate of the Alliance emerged from the recommendations of the 1996 WHO Ad Hoc Committee on Health Research, which recognized the role of health research in strengthening health policies and the overall development of health systems. The Alliance’s mission is to promote the generation and use of health policy and systems research as a means to strengthen the health systems in low- and middle income countries.

Alliance Objectives The four main objectives of the Alliance are to:  1. Provide a unique forum for the health policy and systems research community;  2. Support institutional capacity for the conduct and uptake of health policy and systems research;  3. Stimulate the generation of knowledge and innovations to nurture learning and resilience in health systems;  4. Increase the demand for and use of knowledge…

ESSAY COMPETITION - Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research (January 31, 2017)

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Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research  ESSAY COMPETITION
 (January 31, 2017)
The Alliance for Health Policy & Systems Research is pleased to announce its first ever essay competition on the future of health policy and systems research. The winning paper will be published as a background paper for a high level conference on “Health Policy and Systems Research: 20 years on” that will take place in Stockholm Sweden, in April 2017. In addition, a cash prize of USD $7,500 will be awarded to the authors of the winning paper. Prizes of USD $2,500 and USD $1,000 will be awarded to the authors of the 2 nd and 3rd place papers.

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Much has changed in the 20 years since the WHO Ad-Hoc Committee on Health Research highlighted the need to strengthen Health Policy and Systems Research which was followed by an international consultation in Lejondal, Sweden in 1997 that led to the establishment of the Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research (AHPSR). Today as the world transiti…

Admission Open!! INTERNATIONAL MASTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH PROGRAM - The Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine

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The Hebrew University-Hadassah Braun School of Public Health and Community Medicine is proud of its overseas students who since 1970 have made the International Master of Public Health (IMPH) Program a most rewarding and successful venture. More than 850 students from 96 countries across the globe have participated in this unique experience.
Our students' wide range of cultural backgrounds and work experiences coupled with our demanding curriculum create an environment which is at once scientifically challenging and culturally stimulating. Personal contacts with our alumni and news of their impressive contributions to their countries’ health is a continuing source of pride and pleasure. The IMPH student body comprises physicians, nurses, other health professionals, economists, social scientists and those interested in public health from other disciplines. Many of our graduates return home at the completion of their training to occupy leadership positions in the health care systems…

Scholarship Notice !! (Master of Public Health International Program), Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University (28 February 2017)

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Scholarship Notice !! (Master of Public Health International Program), Faculty of Public Health, Mahidol University (APPLICATION DEADLINE: 28 February 2017)






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Dissemination workshop on ‘‘Barriers to access, case detection and treatment completion: Mainstreaming a pro-poor approaches in TB control in Nepal’’

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5th Jan 2017
Pokhara
A dissemination workshop on ‘‘Barriers to access, case detection and treatment completion: Mainstreaming a pro-poor approaches in TB control in Nepal’’ took place on 5th January 2017 at Pokhara. The workshop was organized by the Manmohan Memorial Institute of Health Sciences in collaboration with National Tuberculosis Center & WHO TDR. 

The objective of workshop was to disseminate the key findings of research in Pokhara. More than thirty health care providers, district supervisors and other public health professionals from Kaski district were participated in the workshop. The Principle researcher Dr. Sujan Marahatta present the key finding of research. He also discussed the current scenario of tuberculosis globally and nationally. Plan, policies, strategies, targets of tuberculosis control program, incorporation of end TB strategy and sustainable development goals. Participants were actively participated to share their real felt barriers and the possible solution …