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Dr Pallavi Koirala

The author is a junior resident at College of Medical Sciences, Bharatpur

Neglected Tropical Diseases

Published On: January 30, 2022 02:15 PM NPT By: Dr Pallavi Koirala

Our country Nepal is endemic for eight neglected tropical diseases which are lymphatic filariasis, trachoma, kala-azar, leprosy, soil-transmitted helminth infections, dengue, rabies, and cysticercosis. Snake bite venoming is an important NTD in Nepal whose morbidity and mortality burden in the country exceeds the collective burden of NTDs in Nepal.

Protecting Health from Climate Change

Published On: September 25, 2021 06:30 AM NPT By: Dr Pallavi Koirala

Climate change affects the social and environmental determinants of health- clean air, safe drinking water, sufficient food and secure shelter. Diseases like respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, water–borne diseases, infectious diseases, mental health problems and premature death are the effects of climate change. There is strong evidence suggesting that climate change can affect health.

Creating Hope through Action

Published On: September 10, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Dr Pallavi Koirala

Seeking proper help in time can save lives. With proper treatment and counseling, one can lead a normal life. Identification and treatment of mental disorders at the right time should be the core strategy to prevent suicide.

Hepatitis Can’t Wait!

Published On: July 28, 2021 12:15 PM NPT By: Dr Pallavi Koirala

Every year, World Hepatitis Day is celebrated on July 28 to raise awareness and understanding of the disease. This date remarks the birthday of Nobel prize-winning scientist Dr Baruch Bloomberg who discovered the hepatitis virus and developed the diagnostic test and vaccine against the virus.

Tuberculosis is preventable and curable. Let's play our roles.

Published On: March 24, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Dr Pallavi Koirala

Global efforts to combat TB have saved 63 million lives since 2000. Ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is among the health targets of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Let women rise

Published On: March 7, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Dr Pallavi Koirala

“Behind every successful man, there is a woman, goes the saying. That’s true. But the opposite should also be true.

Eliminating leprosy and its stigma

Published On: January 31, 2021 07:00 AM NPT By: Dr Pallavi Koirala

People who are suffering from any kind of disability from leprosy should be provided with employment to help them live an independent life.

When will Nepal get Covid-19 vaccines?

Published On: January 4, 2021 08:00 AM NPT By: Dr Pallavi Koirala

In Nepal, it may take much more time than expected for the entire population to get vaccinated. Political turmoil does not offer much hope.

Keeping diabetes at bay

Published On: November 14, 2020 08:25 AM NPT By: Dr Pallavi Koirala

Let’s take at least a half an hour brisk walk every day, eat healthy diet, avoid alcohol, tobacco, consume plenty amount of fruits and vegetables.

Promoting breastfeeding

Published On: July 20, 2020 12:30 PM NPT By: Dr Pallavi Koirala

“Breastfeeding is an unsentimental metaphor for how love works, in a way. You don’t decide how much and how deeply to love you respond to the beloved, and give with joy exactly as much as they want.” -Marni Jackson