LONDON, Feb 10: Britain said on Monday that the new coronavirus was a serious and imminent threat to public health, a step that gives the government additional powers to fight the spread of the virus.

BAJURA, Feb 8: Suspected viral fever has claimed two lives and infected dozens of people in Swamikartik Khapar Rural Municipality of Bajura district, according to Janak Bahadur Rokaya, chairperson of ward number 1 of the rural municipality. Health experts have however hesitated to term it as viral fever unless medically proven.

GENEVA, Jan 23: The World Health Organization (WHO) said it will decide on Thursday whether to declare a global emergency over the outbreak of a new flu-like virus spreading in and beyond China.

JAJARKOT, Jan 6: When it was upgraded to a 50-bed hospital from a 15-bed one four years ago, authorities at Jajarkot hospital expected due changes in infrastructures and facilities. So was the expectation of the people of the region. However, it continues to disappoint the staffers as well as patients.

Poised for progress

October 13, 2019 02:00 am

How the WHO South-East Asia Region’s updated Flagship Priorities will accelerate its winning trajectory

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Karnali  Province’s Ministry of Social Development (MoSD) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Nepal Mission have entered into a  partnership to increase access to quality health services in the  province on Thursday, in accordance with the bilateral agreement signed between the ministry of finance and the USAID.

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The government has banned the use of mercury dental amalgam. The Ministry of Health and Population, through a minister-level decision on August 21, had issued a ban on the mercury dental amalgam last month to make the practice of dentistry free from the use of mercury.

Beware of dengue

August 31, 2019 00:05 am

Dengue, also nicknamed breakbone fever and now emerging as a serious public health threat to Nepal, is a viral disease caused by virus belonging to Flaviviridae family closely related to four different serotypes—DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4. That’s why an individual can be infected with a dengue virus as many as four times in her or his lifetime.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 9: A food store in Ranighat of Birgunj metropolis-11 was raided today and two sacks of plastic rice confiscated.

Think global, act local

July 21, 2019 08:38 am

All problems are global but their solutions are local. Believe it or not, most of the problems we are facing today are caused by various phenomena for which we are responsible including haphazard use of insecticides that is very hazardous to public health. It becomes more concerning when vegetables that enter our kitchen on a daily basis are infested with insecticides that pose serious challenge to our physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing.

Ailing public health facilities

July 11, 2019 02:00 am

Health service has always figured as the top priority of the state in its policies and legal framework.

Unnecessary prescription

July 9, 2019 01:00 am

If public health workers are trained to spread awareness about the rich nutrition that is already available in our diets, the government can effectively and efficiently reduce vitamin deficiency

I lost my mother to cancer. Therefore, sharing my story gives me a purpose. I have had the privilege of inspiring healthcare professionals, survivors and caregivers with a first-hand account of hardships. I have learned the following from my mother’s battle with cancer.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 3: Neglecting public health and environmental degradation, most cities of Province 1 have been disposing their waste out in the open. Despite being aware about the piles of garbage on the streets, alongside roads, rivers and other places, the local governments have shown no concern to solve the waste management problem which can possibly trigger an epidemic.

Public health for public

December 10, 2018 00:30 am

High drug prices push 100 million people into extreme poverty every year