Ingestion of bell clappers by a shaman in Jumla, Nepal: a case report - Thapa N, Basnyat S, Maharjan M.
Accidental foreign body ingestion is a common problem encountered in Emergency. Deliberate foreign body ingestion may result due to an act of insanity or an act of daring. A shaman locally known as Dhami was brought to Emergency with the history of ingesti... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Perception of community and hospital personnel on burn treatment and outcome in Nepal - Sakya J, Sah SK, Bhandari KB, Pathak LR, Bhandari SB, Ghimire S, Devkota B, Hussmann J.
INTRODUCTION: Globally, eleven million people sustain burn injuries every year enough to require medical attention. WHO has estimated Disability associated limited years of 84,000 per year just due to deformities and 2100 people die every year due to burn ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Burns, Electricity, Explosions, Fire, Scalds Source Type: news

International emergency medical teams in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake - Amat Camacho N, Karki K, Subedi S, von Schreeb J.
INTRODUCTION: International Emergency Medical Teams' (I-EMTs) response to disasters has been characterized by a late arrival, an over-focus on trauma care, and a lack of coordination and accountability mechanisms. Analysis of I-EMT performance in past and ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Work related ocular injury: Nepal - Limbu B, Moore G, Marvasti AH, Poole ME, Saiju R.
INTRODUCTION: Occupational eye injuries comprise a major source of ocular trauma. Knowledge of the epidemiology of occupational eye injuries is essential to formulate viable safety strategies. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the demographics, patterns of p... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

New research shows community forest management reduces both deforestation and poverty
(University of Manchester) Giving local communities in Nepal the opportunity to manage their forests has simultaneously reduced deforestation and poverty in the region, new research has shown.In the largest study of its kind, an international team of experts led by The University of Manchester has found that community-forest management led to a 37% relative reduction in deforestation and a 4.3% relative reduction in poverty. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Indian Soldiers Claim They've Found Yeti Footprints In Nepal
Experts say the prints more likely belong to a bear than the abominable snowman. (Source: Science - The Huffington Post)
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 30, 2019 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ethiopia: Nepal's High Level Delegation From Ministry of Health and Parliament Paid a Visit to Ethiopia
[WHO] The Nepal high level delegation which was led by H.E. Mr Upendra Yadav, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Health and Population of Nepal and three members of the Nepal Parliamentarian of Federalism paid a visit to Ethiopia. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - April 23, 2019 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Factors associated with suicidal ideation and suicidal attempts among adolescent students in Nepal: findings from Global School-based Students Health Survey - Pandey AR, Bista B, Dhungana RR, Aryal KK, Chalise B, Dhimal M.
INTRODUCTION: Suicide has been recognized as a major public health problem with high burden in low and middle income countries. Suicide has long lasting psychological trauma on friends and relatives in addition to loss of economic productivity. Although th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Earthquake exposure and post-traumatic stress among Nepalese mothers after the 2015 earthquakes - Kvestad I, Ranjitkar S, Ulak M, Chandyo RK, Shrestha M, Shrestha L, Strand TA, Hysing M.
The objective of the current study is to describe the earthquake exposure, the impact on family's daily life and the symptoms of post-traumat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Investigating the aftershock of a disaster: a study of health service utilization and mental health symptoms in post-earthquake Nepal - Powell T, Li SJ, Hsiao Y, Ettari C, Bhandari A, Peterson A, Shakya N.
Background: In 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, causing unprecedented damage and loss in the mountain and hill regions of central Nepal. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between healthcare access and utilization... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Post traumatic stress disorder and coping strategies among adult survivors of earthquake, Nepal - Adhikari Baral I, K c B.
BACKGROUND: Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is the most frequently reported psychiatric morbidity among the survivors of natural disasters. It is the main hindrance to rehabilitate their life. However its prevalence particularly in Nepal is largely u... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

New CASA programme to benefit 565,000 smallholders in Uganda, Malawi and Nepal
(CABI) A new five-year £ 30 million UK Department for International Development (DFID) funded programme is aiming to improve the livelihoods of 565,000 smallholder farmers and their families in Uganda, Malawi and Nepal by stimulating investment in emerging agri-markets. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Muslim minority women break barriers to embrace family planning in Nepal
KAPILVASTU, Nepal – Wearing her volunteer's uniform, a sky-blue sari, Kaushalya Pasi patiently addresses a group of women sitting around her at a village health post in Nepal's Terai region, the western plains bordering India. She points to a flipchart with a picture of a syringe for an injectable contraceptive.  (Source: UNFPA News)
Source: UNFPA News - April 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: csantamaria Source Type: news

The Journey of Arti Sah, a Midwife in Nepal
By CARE International; GSKApril 08, 2019“There is nothing bigger than the happiness I feel when a healthy mother leaves with a healthy baby.”Arti Sah works as a midwife at the Aambote health facility in  a remote community in Nepal. She completed her midwifery training, thanks to a CARE-GSK program that trains frontline health workers who are vital in bringing more and better-quality maternal, neonatal, and reproductive health services to women in rural Nepal. (Source: IntraHealth International)
Source: IntraHealth International - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: cbishopp Tags: World Health Worker Week Midwives Nepal Source Type: news

Adolescents left behind by migrant workers: a call for community-based mental health interventions in Nepal - Aryal N, Regmi PR, van Teijlingen E, Simkhada P, Mahat P.
Over the past two decades, the unique health needs associated with the second decade of life have been recognized, not least the mental health of adolescents. In parallel, the negative health impacts of parental migration on the children and adolescents wh... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - April 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Fast Forward: Mozambique in 10 years
Ellen Waters is the Director of Development at Doctors of the World UK. She is passionate about access to healthcare around the world and spent four years in India working for human rights organisations.   On Thursday 14th March, Cyclone Idai swept Mozambique, leaving behind it a trail of destruction and death. Organisations from all around the world mobilised in just a few hours to get help to the population hit. Rapid intervention is key to save lives, but there is an often hidden need to provide healthcare for a long time after the disaster, while reconstruction takes place. On World Health Day, I want to bri...
Source: Doctors of the World News - April 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Martina Villa Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

"Change really does need to start from home": impact of an intimate partner violence prevention strategy among married couples in Nepal - McGhee S, Shrestha B, Ferguson G, Shrestha PN, Bergenfeld I, Clark CJ.
This study analyzed in-depth interviews... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 30, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Home and Consumer Product Safety Source Type: news

Cochrane seeks Clinical Research Associate - Liverpool, UK
 Liverpool school of Tropical Medicine's Centre for Evidence Synthesis in Global Health has led developments in systematic reviews in tropical medicine and international health. In the 1990s, staff contributed to setting up Cochrane, and established theCochrane Infectious Diseases Group (CIDG). This is now recognised as one of Cochrane's premier groups, with over 150 Cochrane reviews and 600 authors, and is well-linked with the World Health Organization.We are looking to expand the centre. As part of this, we are recruiting staff for the "Research, Evidence and Development Initiative " (READ-It) programme th...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - March 25, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Muriah Umoquit Source Type: news

Adding It Up: Costs and Benefits of Meeting the Contraceptive and Maternal and Newborn Health Needs of Women in Nepal
This report examines the need for and costs and benefits of expanding sexual and reproductive health services in Nepal in two key areas: modern contraceptive services and maternal and newborn health care. Estimates are presented at both the national and subnational levels. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Greater Investments in Modern Contraception and Maternal and Newborn Health Care in Nepal Would Reduce Unintended Pregnancies, Abortions and Maternal Deaths
Access to modern contraceptives and maternal and newborn health care is essential for promoting the well-being of Nepali women and their children, but anew report published by the Guttmacher Institute and the Center for Research on Environment, Health and Population Activities (CREHPA) in Nepal s (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - March 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Burden of road traffic accidents in Nepal by calculating disability-adjusted life years - Huang L, Poudyal AK, Wang N, Maharjan RK, Adhikary KP, Onta SR.
OBJECTIVE: To calculate the burden of road traffic accidents in Kathmandu Valley and then extrapolate this to the national level. Methods: A prospective study was performed to compute the burden of road traffic accidents by quantification of disability... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Research Methods, Surveillance and Codes, Models Source Type: news

Client-perpetrated violence toward female sex workers in Kathmandu - Beaujolais B, Kaloga M, Karandikar S, Gezinski BL, Kadambari P, Maskey K.
This qualitative study explores the experiences of client-perpetrated violence toward female sex workers in Kathmandu, Nepal. Individual interviews were conducted with 30 female sex workers. Data were analyzed using qualitative coding methods and thematic ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Unsung Hero: Sanu
My name is Sanu Nani Magar and I am 48. I come from Ward Number 4 in Dhadingbesi Municipality, Nepal. I didn’t choose to come here and sort the waste, but life was tough and I needed to find work and to earn money. My husband and I had several children to take care of and we were struggling to feed and dress them. After looking for work in several places, we ended up here. We earn just enough to survive. Our children are grown now, and we all live in the same house. I’ve had 6 children and 5 of them survived; 4 girls and one boy. A friend was working on this site sorting the waste. That’s how we found wor...
Source: Doctors of the World News - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Samantha Armstrong Tags: Uncategorised Source Type: news

Break the Menstrual Taboo
In India, less than 10 percent of women and girls have access to sanitary products. Many are forced to seek alternatives, from old rags to newspapers. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Mar 8 2019 (IPS)It is time to rise up and fight a long neglected taboo: menstruation.Marking International Women’s Day, United Nations human rights experts called on the international community to break taboos around menstruation, noting its impacts on women and girls’ human rights.“Persistent harmful socio-cultural norms, stigma, misconceptions and taboos around menstruation, continue to lead t...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 8, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Tharanga Yakupitiyage Tags: Aid Development & Aid Editors' Choice Featured Gender Global Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights IPS UN: Inside the Glasshouse North America Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations Internationa Source Type: news

Occupational safety and health vulnerability among brick factory workers in Dhading District, Nepal - Rupakheti D, Pradhan PMS, Basel P.
This study attempts to bridge the ina... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Occupational Issues Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence in relation to husband characteristics and women empowerment: evidence from Nepal - Gautam S, Jeong HS.
This study was confined to the respon... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

New Regional Secretariat to Advance Leprosy Advocacy in Asia
Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital Medical Director Dr. Arturo Cunanan urged delegates to the Regional Assembly of Organisations of People Affected by Leprosy in Asia to "put our partnership beyond these walls" and act on the strategies discussed at the three-day conference. Credit: Ben Kritz/IPSBy Ben KritzMANILA, Mar 5 2019 (IPS)Organisations of people affected by leprosy in Asia have agreed to form a regional-level secretariat to support national advocacies and represent their collective agenda at a world conference to be held later this year.This was the most significant development to emerge from the Reg...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Ben Kritz Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations memorial Nippon Foundation Philippines Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundatio Source Type: news

Q & A: Leprosy-affected People Live Not at the Bottom, but Outside the Social Pyramid
Takahiro Nanri (left - black jacket), Executive Director of Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation, joins hands with a leprosy survivor (right). Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMANILA, Mar 5 2019 (IPS)Takahiro Nanri is the Executive Director of Sasakawa Memorial Health Foundation which has been supporting the global fight against leprosy for almost five decades. Since 2014, Nanri has been leading the foundation’s leprosy projects across the world and has deep insights into the challenges faced by the people affected by leprosy as well as the organisations that work with them.He also shares the dream of Yohei Sasaka...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories Sustainability TerraViva United Nations leprosy Nippon Founda Source Type: news

First Asian Leprosy Assembly Calls for Greater Social Inclusion for the Affected
Amar Bahadur Timalsina, president of IDEA, Nepal, a group founded by people with leprosy for people with leprosy, is in agreement that there needs to be greater inclusion for those affected by the disease. Timalsina was affected by disease, also known as Hansen’s disease, as a child. Credit: Stella Paul/IPSBy Stella PaulMANILA, Mar 3 2019 (IPS)Growing up in Kathmandu, Nepal, Amar Bahadur Timalsina wasn’t allowed to attend school as a young boy because he was affected by leprosy. But decades later, after treatment and being able to re-integrate into his community, the boy who was once denied an education is now ...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - March 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Stella Paul Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Civil Society Conferences Development & Aid Featured Headlines Health Human Rights Population Poverty & SDGs Regional Categories TerraViva United Nations leprosy Nippon Foundation Philippines Sa Source Type: news

Blog Post ยป Around the World and Back Again: Global Mental Health Efforts
Mental illnesses are a global problem. In this director ’ s Message, Dr. Gordon discusses his recent trip to Nepal and Kenya to see how NIMH is helping bring cutting-edge research to bear on the problems facing individuals with mental illnesses in low-resource settings. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - February 28, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Joshua Gordon Source Type: news

Asian elephants may lose up to 42 percent of suitable habitats in India and Nepal
(Forschungsverbund Berlin) Protecting and expanding suitable habitats for wildlife is key to the conservation of endangered species, but owing to climate and land use change the ideal habitats of today may not be fitting in 30 or 50 years. An international team of scientists therefore predicted range shifts of Asian elephants in India and Nepal using species distribution models based on distribution data for the elephants and climate projections. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - February 28, 2019 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Food insecurity and intimate partner violence among married women in Nepal - Diamond-Smith N, Conroy AA, Tsai AC, Nekkanti M, Weiser SD.
BACKGROUND: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) is an important public health concern globally, including in Nepal. Food insecurity (being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food) has been associated with IPV, but no kno... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Social Etiologies and Disparities Source Type: news

Cochrane's 30 under 30: Shalini Suresh
Cochrane is made up of  13,000 members and over 50,000 supporters come from more than 130 countries, worldwide. Our volunteers and contributors are researchers, health professionals, patients, carers, people passionate about improving health outcomes for everyone, everywhere.Cochrane is an incredible community of people who all play their part in improving health and healthcare globally. We believe that by putting trusted evidence at the heart of health decisions we can achieve a world of improved health for all.  Many  of our contributors are young people working with Cochrane ...
Source: Cochrane News and Events - February 14, 2019 Category: Information Technology Authors: Lydia Parsonson Source Type: news

Emotional and behavioral problems among adolescents in Pokhara City in Nepal - Sharma B, Rai MK, Sharma A, Karki S.
BACKGROUND: Adolescents are highly vulnerable to psychiatric disorders, which often have serious negative consequences for their academic achievement and potential social life. The aim of the study is to estimate the prevalence of emotional and behavioral ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 13, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

In the Loop: A journey that combined two loves -- service and climbing
Christopher Czaplicki, M.D., gripped the back of the seat in front of him. Dr. Czaplicki, a?radiology?resident at Mayo Clinic's?Arizona campus, is usually a fearless flier. He's traveled throughout the world, covering thousands of miles in planes of all sizes. But this journey, from Kathmandu, Nepal, to the tiny village of Lukla some 90 miles away, [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - February 12, 2019 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Study Explores Role of Pharmacy Workers in Expanding Provision of Medication Abortion in Nepal
Nepali pharmacy owners and staff who participated in a study on medication abortion provision in pharmacy contexts expressed confidence that they can deliver safe and effective services to their clients, and that they offer an important alternative in regions where women have limited access to clinic-based abortion care. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Pharmacy Provision of Medication Abortion in Nepal: Pharmacy Owner and Worker Perspectives
CONCLUSIONSIntegration of pharmacies into the legal abortion provision system could aid in regulation and training. Consideration of pharmacy workers' perspectives can help to ensure the sustainability and success of safe abortion programs. (Source: The Guttmacher Institute)
Source: The Guttmacher Institute - February 5, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Authors: Guttmacher Source Type: news

Indicators for estimating trends in alcohol-related assault: evaluation using police data from Queensland, Australia - Nepal S, Kypri K, Attia J, Chikritzhs T, Miller PG.
Monitoring levels of alcohol-related harm in populations requires indicators that are robust to extraneous influence. We investigated the validity of an indicator for police-attributed alcohol-related assault. We summarized offence records from Queensland ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Mixed methods assessment of women's risk of intimate partner violence in Nepal - Clark CJ, Ferguson G, Shrestha B, Shrestha PN, Batayeh B, Bergenfeld I, Chang S, McGhee S.
BACKGROUND: Intimate partner violence (IPV) is a significant public health issue that affects one in three women globally and a similarly large number of women in Nepal. Although important policy and programmatic steps have been taken to address violence a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 31, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Prevalence and correlates of alcohol use in a central Nepal district: secondary analysis of a population-based cross-sectional study - Rathod SD, Luitel NP, Jordans MJD.
BACKGROUND: As reported from studies conducted in Nepal, between 15% and 57% of adults had ever consumed alcohol and between 1.5% and 25% of adults have alcohol use disorders (AUD). Few studies in Nepal have identified the correlates of consumption or desc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 17, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Societal attitude and behaviours towards women with disabilities in rural Nepal: pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood - Devkota HR, Kett M, Groce N.
This study reviews the attitudes and behaviours in rural Nepalese society towards women with disabilities, their pregnancy, childbirth and motherhood. Society often perceives people with disabilities as different from the norm, and women with d... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Patient's mode of transportation presented in the emergency department of a tertiary care centre, Kavre, Nepal - Shrestha SK, Koirala K, Amatya B.
Background In many developing countries, emergency medical services, especially pre-hospital emergency care, has long been neglected. It is the major obstacle for provision of timely care. Patients are regularly brought to emergency department by the relat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 15, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Resilience to flash floods in wetland communities of northeastern Bangladesh - Kamal ASMM, Shamsudduha M, Ahmed B, Hassan SMK, Islam MS, Kelman I, Fordham M.
Globally, a number of catastrophic hydrometeorological hazards occurred in 2017 among which the monsoon floods in South Asia was particularly disastrous, killing nearly 1200 people in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. The wetland region (Haor) of northeastern (... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Towards improved flood disaster governance in Nepal: a case study in Sindhupalchok District - Delalay M, Ziegler AD, Shrestha MS, Wasson RJ, Sudmeier-Rieux K, McAdoo BG, Kochhar I.
Recent flood disasters in Nepal have been the result of a combination of a fast-growing vulnerability of the local population and variable, possibly changing climatic conditions. In the future, flood disasters are likely to occur if vulnerability does not ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 14, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Accumulation of vulnerabilities in the aftermath of the 2015 Nepal earthquake: household displacement, livelihood changes and recovery challenges - He L, Aitchison JC, Hussey K, Wei Y, Lo A.
This study applies the concept of vulnerability to a disaster fact in order to demonstrate why people are vulnerable and how the vulnerability pla... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

An assessment of international emergency disaster response to the 2015 Nepal earthquakes - Cook ADB, Shrestha M.
The international response to the two earthquakes that struck Nepal on 25th April and 12th May 2015 was one of the biggest humanitarian and disaster response operations for the year and in the recent past. Altogether close to 70 countries responded to the ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 12, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news

Community-based rehabilitation for physically impaired earthquake victims: an evidence-based practice protocol and its pre-post experimental study - Adhikari SP, Bimali I, Baidya S, Shakya NR.
BACKGROUND: A natural disaster like earthquake is a sudden event that causes not only the loss of life but also mental, emotional, and physical disabilities. An earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes hit Nepal and injured more than 18,500 people in 2015. There was a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Community-Based Prevention Source Type: news

Following Nepal's devastating 2015 earthquake, crisis in childhood malnutrition averted
(Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health) Despite widespread destruction, including severe agricultural-related losses caused by the 2015 earthquake in Nepal, child nutrition remained stable in the hardest hit areas, a new study finds. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 9, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Vitamin B12 deficiency linked to impaired brain development and function in children... so why aren't doctors recommending B12?
(Natural News) Having poor vitamin B12 levels early in life may result in impaired or delayed brain development and function in children, according to a recent Norwegian study. Health experts at Uni Research in Bergen, Norway examined blood samples from 500 Nepalese infants and found that children with low vitamin B12 levels exhibited difficulties in dealing with various... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Land use changes, landslides and roads in the Phewa Watershed, Western Nepal from 1979 to 2016 - Vuillez C, Tonini M, Sudmeier-Rieux K, Devkota S, Derron MH, Jaboyedoff M.
This paper details an investigation of land use/land cover changes (LULCC) for the period 1979-2016 in the Phewa Lake area watershed in Western Nepal based on an analysis of aerial photos, satellite images and ground-based observations. The main objective ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 7, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Disaster Preparedness Source Type: news