Dr Singh appointed WHO Regional Director for second term

Dr Singh appointed WHO Regional Director for second term

Kathmandu:  Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh has been appointed Regional Director for World Health Organization South-East Asia, for a second five-year…

MenstruAction Consultative Workshop Kicks-Off

MenstruAction Consultative Workshop Kicks-Off

Kathmandu:  A consultative workshop with a message “MenstruAction. No time to rest:  Ensuring every girl in Nepal can thrive on…

WHO reveals harmful use of alcohol is killing more than 3 million people

WHO reveals harmful use of alcohol is killing more than 3 million people

Kathmandu: A report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday revealed that more than 3 million people died…

UN to open humanitarian medical air bridge

UN to open humanitarian medical air bridge

Kathmandu: The United Nations is preparing to open a humanitarian medical air bridge for Yemeni civilians who are suffering from…

Nepal to implement climate project to improve health surveillance systems

Nepal to implement climate project to improve health surveillance systems

Kathmandu: An inception workshop to launch a DFID-funded programme ‘Delivering climate resilient water and sanitation in Africa and Asia’, a…

Nepal to make essential medicines affordable to all

Nepal to make essential medicines affordable to all

Kathmandu: Nepal has committed to make essential medicines, vaccines, diagnostics and medical devices affordable and accessible to all. Participating in…

Only 24 percent medical students pass licensing exam

Only 24 percent medical students pass licensing exam

Kathmandu: Only 24 percent of the MBBS graduates have managed to pass the medical licensing examination conducted by the Nepal…

Having problem in kidney does not mean ‘we die’

Having problem in kidney does not mean ‘we die’

  Kathmandu:  Exactly before a decade or on 8 August 2008, Nepal started its first kidney transplantation. Today marks a…

Nepal among six nations controlling rubella; DPR Korea and Timor-Leste eliminate measles 

Nepal among six nations controlling rubella; DPR Korea and Timor-Leste eliminate measles 

Kathmandu: The Regional Verification Commission, an independent body of experts that met in New Delhi from 31 July to 2…

Only 66 percent of mothers in Nepal involve in ‘exclusive breast feeding’

Only 66 percent of mothers in Nepal involve in ‘exclusive breast feeding’

Kathmandu:  Though breastfeeding provides the strongest foundation for lifelong health, a study has shown that only 66% of mothers in…

Parliamentarians commit to health of women, children and adolescents

Parliamentarians commit to health of women, children and adolescents

Kathmandu: Parliamentarians of the WHO South-East Asia Region have committed to health and wellbeing of women, children and adolescents adopting…

‘Urgent action is needed to counter viral hepatitis,’ says WHO Regional Director

‘Urgent action is needed to counter viral hepatitis,’ says WHO Regional Director

Kathmandu: The World Health Organization’s Regional Director for South-East Asia Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh has said “Urgent action is needed to…

Myanmar to scale up high impact policies to reduce tobacco use

Myanmar to scale up high impact policies to reduce tobacco use

Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar organized a conference aimed in reducing tobacco use and other risk factors associated to non-communicable diseases…

Minister resigns over indecent remarks on medical students

Minister resigns over indecent remarks on medical students

  Kathmandu: Law Minister Sher Bahadur Tamang, who was under extreme criticism for his indecent remarks on Nepalese female students…

Governments need strong health-care policies to promote better care

Governments need strong health-care policies to promote better care

Kathmandu:  The World Health Organization (WHO), the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), and the World Bank have urged the…