Tag Archives: Nepal

Battling Infertility in Nepal

In Nepalese society children are considered a gift from god –a blessing that every couple looks forward to. As soon as a couple gets married, they immediately encounter questions from well-meaning family and friends about when they plan on having a baby. In Nepali society, often the answer is, within …

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Nursing A Noble Calling

Every year, during the month of May, we celebrate the care and leadership of the unsung heroes of the medical world—nurses. Nursing represents the backbone of the healthcare system that performs as a vital resource of ensuring patients’ health and care on a close and daily basis. Anju Dhungel, Nursing …

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Feeling the Nation’s Pulse

Dr. Sudha Sharma, MBBS, DGO, FRCOG, MPH, former Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Population, Nepal, is an obstetrician gynecologist and public health expert with major experiences in policy, governance, health systems, and quality of healthcare. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, UK, …

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NEPAL’S EXPERIENCE WITH COVID-19

Nepal reported its first COVID-19 case in a student returning from Wuhan, China, on January 23, 2020. As part of its earliest response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the country installed health desks with thermal scanners at Tribhuwan International Airport. Subsequently, the health desks were extended to other regional airports and …

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The Breath of Life

Even after nine months since the coronavirus first emerged in Wuhan, many hospitals across the world are facing severe shortages of necessary medical care supplies that are essential for saving the lives of seriously ill COVID-19 patients. And, ventilators are at the forefront. When Europe became the epicenter of pandemic …

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COPD: An Overview

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (often called “COPD”) is one of the most important diseases of the 21st century, being a major cause of death and disability. COPD is a common, preventable, and treatable disease characterized by persistent respiratory symptoms and airflow limitation that is not fully reversible. The airflow limitation …

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The Scourge of Drug Addiction

Addiction is a medical disorder that affects the brain and causes changes in an individual’s behavior, and it is a problem that affects a large number of people around the globe, with youth being particularly susceptible to the scourge. Broadly speaking, illicit drugs, tobacco, and alcohol are substances that may …

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