A Red Cross Insider Look: Tweets From Nepal
Many of you are wondering what the Red Cross is doing in Nepal after the earthquake. Today, we created a new way to see what’s happening on the ground. Field assessment teams have arrived in Nepal to obtain a more accurate assessment of the destruction. Eight American Red Cross disaster specialists are mobilized to Nepal to support emergency relief, cash transfer programming, information management, recovery planning and IT/telecoms. To help compile what those on the ground are doing and seeing as part of the global Red Cross response, we created a new Twitter list: ”Red Crossers on the Ground in Nepal.&rd...
Source: Red Cross Chat - May 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Beth Pullias Tags: Disaster Response International nepal Nepal Earthquake Relief Source Type: news

Nepal: "Our Priority is to Reach People in Places Where No One Else is Going"
Voice from the FieldNepal: "Our Priority is to Reach People in Places Where No One Else is Going" May 01, 2015 Dr. Prince Mathew normally coordinates Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) projects in India's Bihar State, but was quickly deployed to Nepal following the earthquake on April 25. Here he describes MSF's operations in Nepal, and his experience. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - May 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Nepal Earthquake 2015 Emergency and Humanitarian Action
Amid ongoing search and rescue operations being carried out in Nepal after Saturday's devastating earthquake, WHO has taken leadership in coordinating medical relief for affected communities. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - May 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

WHO issues rapid health assessment on impact of Nepal earthquake
A rapid assessment of health-care facilities by WHO and the Ministry of Health and Population in the earthquake-stricken areas has found that hospitals in 4 of the worst-affected districts are completely destroyed or too badly damaged to function. Five other major hospitals, providing important health care in the districts, were found to be functioning but urgently in need of further medical supplies. Preliminary findings from the assessment, found that while there was a shortage of supplies, sufficient health personnel were available to treat patients arriving in the functioning hospitals. “WHO staff have been work...
Source: WHO news - May 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, essential medicines [subject], hospitals [subject], medicines [subject], pharmaceuticals, medicin Source Type: news

NYC doctor rushes to help as disease fears grow in Nepal
A dramatic new video shows the devastating earthquake in Nepal and the deadly avalanche it triggered on Mount Everest. People from all over the world are traveling to Nepal to aid in disaster relief efforts. Holly Williams reports from Kathmandu. (Source: Health News: CBSNews.com)
Source: Health News: CBSNews.com - May 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Shaken In Nepal
Written by Glen and Julie Bradley, IT/Telecommunications volunteers with the American Red Cross Emergency Relief Unit in Nepal, who were deployed immediately following the earthquake to restore critical communications in the region. The aftershocks, which have been rolling across Kathmandu sporadically since April 25, shake the region almost as much as the initial 7.8 quake. People are skittish of enclosed spaces. Families whose homes are still standing continue to sleep in the open. Aid workers sleep jumpily in the few so-called ‘earthquake proof’ hotels – a claim that basically gives you time to run fro...
Source: Red Cross Chat - May 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: International Volunteers nepal Nepal Earthquake telecommunications Source Type: news

BMJ provides resources to support disaster relief efforts in Nepal
(BMJ) In response to the recent earthquake in Nepal, BMJ hasopened up access to a range of online resources. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 1, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Nepal: WHO works with partners to prevent diarrhoeal diseases
WHO and partner organizations in Nepal have mobilized further resources including medicine and medical equipment to prevent the possible spread of diarrhoeal diseases among populations affected by the country’s devastating earthquake. “After an earthquake of this magnitude, the water supply is often damaged and contaminated, increasing the risk that people drinking it could develop diarrhoeal diseases,” says Dr Lin Aung, WHO’s Representative to Nepal. “The crowded living conditions in temporary shelters increase the chance that these types of diseases could spread.” (Source: WHO Emergencies and Disasters)
Source: WHO Emergencies and Disasters - May 1, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: disasters [subject], natural disasters, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, em Source Type: news

MSF Nepal Earthquake Relief - Update April 30, 2015
A cargo plane from Bordeaux, France, managed to land in Kathmandu overnight on April 29-30 with 35 tonnes of medical and logistical supplies on board, including three 100-square-meter inflatable... From: MSF Canada Views: 15 2 ratings Time: 02:12 More in Nonprofits & Activism (Source: MSF Multimedia)
Source: MSF Multimedia - April 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: http://gdata.youtube.com/schemas/2007#video Source Type: news

Nepal Earthquake - MSF Cargo Flight Arrival in Kathmandu
A cargo plane from Bordeaux, France, managed to land in Kathmandu overnight April 29-30 with 35 tonnes of medical and logistical supplies on board, including three 100-square-meter inflatable... From: MSF Canada Views: 6 0 ratings Time: 01:32 More in Nonprofits & Activism (Source: MSF Multimedia)
Source: MSF Multimedia - April 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: http://gdata.youtube.com/schemas/2007#video Source Type: news

MSF's Current Activities in Nepal
VideoMSF's Current Activities in Nepal April 30, 2015 A cargo plane carrying 35 tons of MSF's medical and logistics supplies, including an inflatable field hospital, landed last night at Kathmandu’s overwhelmed airport. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Melissa Pracht Source Type: news

Man, baby rescued from rubble in Nepal
Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports from Nepal on the recovery of a man and a four month old baby from the earthquake rubble. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mapping Nepal: Disaster Response in the Digital Age
After disasters strike, updated maps are extremely important to emergency responders. These maps help us measure the damage, identify priority areas, navigate our way around damaged roadways, and more efficiently deliver aid to people in need. The maps can show us things like road quality, building damage, and whether rural areas are cut off from the aid delivery routes. A History of Mapping for Disasters The Red Cross used OpenStreetMap technology in 2012 to trach a cholera outbreak in Sierra Leone and then again in 2013 to assist Typhoon Haiyan survivors. After Typhoon Haiyan, emergency responders told us how much more e...
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Beth Pullias Tags: International Mapping nepal OpenStreetMap Source Type: news

WHO, health partners striving to treat quake survivors in Nepal’s remote regions
WHO has stepped up efforts to deliver critical medical relief to populations outside of the Kathmandu valley affected by Saturday’s earthquake, with a major focus on reaching injured people and preventing disease outbreaks. Coordinating health sector partners in support of Nepal’s government, WHO is striving to reach remote areas beyond the capital, Kathmandu, where road access has been hampered by damage caused by the 25 April earthquake. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 30, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: disasters [subject], natural disasters, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, em Source Type: news

Nepal quake aftermath: Bay Area hospitals make big donations to relief effort
Sutter Health and HCA are the first major Bay Area health care entities to announce significant contributions to relief efforts in Nepal, where the toll from Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake continues to grow. More than 5,200 people died in the earthquake and aftermath at latest count, including Bay Area resident and Google executive Dan Fredinburg and Vinh Truong, a senior Kaiser Permanente IT consultant in the South Bay. Nearly 10,400 have been injured, and millions are homeless or in desperate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 29, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Rauber Source Type: news

Nepal quake aftermath: Bay Area hospitals make big donations to relief effort
Sutter Health and HCA are the first major Bay Area health care entities to announce significant contributions to relief efforts in Nepal, where the toll from Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake continues to grow. More than 5,200 people died in the earthquake and aftermath at latest count, including Bay Area resident and Google executive Dan Fredinburg and Vinh Truong, a senior Kaiser Permanente IT consultant in the South Bay. Nearly 10,400 have been injured, and millions are homeless or in desperate… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - April 29, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Chris Rauber Source Type: news

Eric Pujo, MSF emergency coordinator, Nepal
Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Emergency Coordinator, Eric Pujo gives an update on MSF's relief efforts in Katmandu, Nepal. April 29, 2015 Learn more about MSF's... From: MSF Canada Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 00:34 More in Nonprofits & Activism (Source: MSF Multimedia)
Source: MSF Multimedia - April 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: http://gdata.youtube.com/schemas/2007#video Source Type: news

A Picture of Nepal: The Land, the People, the Response
Posted by Maya Kapsokavadis, International Services Program Officer supporting country programs in Bangladesh, Myanmar/Burma and Nepal at the American Red Cross As a Program Officer at the American Red Cross, I understand the devastating impact disasters have on people and the immense effort it takes to implement a successful humanitarian intervention. In my role, I am responsible for South Asia, which includes some of the most hazard prone countries in the world. In fact, my first trip to Nepal was unforgettable not because I was traversing its idyllic countryside, but because I was seized by an absolutely paralytic ...
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Beth Pullias Tags: International nepal Source Type: news

SHL to Match Staff Donations to Help Nepal
In an immediate response to the earthquake that left Nepal in ruins on 25 April, SHL reached out to World Vision to hold an internal donation event at its key manufacturing sites in Taiwan, where a booth is being set up for staff to contribute donati… (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - April 29, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

WHO coordinating the health response to Nepal earthquake; working to prevent spread of disease
Amid ongoing search and rescue operations being carried out in Nepal after Saturday’s devastating earthquake, WHO has taken leadership in coordinating medical relief for affected communities. According to Dr Roderico Ofrin, WHO’s Emergency Health Response Manager, the Organization is working closely with Nepal’s government to ensure that medical aid is delivered effectively. (Source: WHO news)
Source: WHO news - April 29, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: health services [subject], sanitation [subject], water [subject], safe water, wastewater, greywater, clean water, Nepal [country], Press release [doctype], South-East Asia Region [region] Source Type: news

Landslides, mudslides likely to remain a significant threat in Nepal for months
The threat of landslides and mudslides remains high across much of Nepal's high country, and the risk is likely to increase when the monsoon rains arrive this summer, according to a researcher. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 28, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Nepal disaster relief information
The recent earthquake in Nepal (and subsequent aftershocks) has killed thousands, destroyed buildings and cut off food and water access for people living in remote areas. Getting help to some of these areas is difficult.   Please consider donating to help relief efforts.  Below are links to some of the agencies involved in recovery and restoration.www.worldvision.orgwww.redcross.org/donatewww.savethechildren.org/nepalhttp://www.globalgiving.org/nepal-earthquakewww.oxfamamerica.org/NepalEarthquakehttp://www.unicef.org/ (Source: Pediatric Health Associates)
Source: Pediatric Health Associates - April 28, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

When Disasters Happen: Family Links for the Nepal Earthquake
Post by Lisa Ghali, LMSW, International Caseworker for Europe and Asia at the American Red Cross  When disasters happen, people’s first reaction is usually to think about family or friends. Maybe they were affected. Are they ok? They contact them by phone or through social media only to discover that their loved one isn’t responding. Thoughts quickly travel from the best case scenario to the worst case scenario and then back again. In times of emergency, the Red Cross is there, helping loved ones reconnect after a disaster. By going to our Family Links page, you have the opportunity to be proactive in...
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 28, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: Disaster Response International family links Nepal Earthquake Source Type: news

Doctors in Nepal appealing for more help
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports that hospitals in Nepal are overwhelmed with patients while shorts on doctors and supplies. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 28, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Earthquake in Nepal - Medical Focus: Crush Syndrome
In the wake of a massive earthquake in Nepal Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) has deployed medical teams from around the world to deliver life-saving care to those affected.... From: MSF Canada Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 01:22 More in Nonprofits & Activism (Source: MSF Multimedia)
Source: MSF Multimedia - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: http://gdata.youtube.com/schemas/2007#video Source Type: news

As Nepal earthquake toll grows, Bay Area charities are gearing up to help (Video)
The latest numbers from Nepal are staggering. Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 4,200, at the latest count. Nearly 1 million children alone may need aid, in a nation of 27 million. Exacerbating the challenges for philanthropists, charities and governments eager to help, the landlocked Himalayan nation lacks many infrastructure elements even in the best of times. Even so, San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits are gearing up to help, but first are trying to clarify what specific… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 27, 2015 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Chris Rauber Source Type: news

As Nepal earthquake toll grows, Bay Area charities are gearing up to help (Video)
The latest numbers from Nepal are staggering. Saturday's 7.8 magnitude earthquake has killed at least 4,200, at the latest count. Nearly 1 million children alone may need aid, in a nation of 27 million. Exacerbating the challenges for philanthropists, charities and governments eager to help, the landlocked Himalayan nation lacks many infrastructure elements even in the best of times. Even so, San Francisco Bay Area nonprofits are gearing up to help, but first are trying to clarify what specific… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Hospitals headlines - April 27, 2015 Category: Hospital Management Authors: Chris Rauber Source Type: news

Three Ways to Help Nepal Earthquake Relief Through the Red Cross
The global Red Cross network, led by the Nepal Red Cross, has mounted an international relief effort to provide emergency humanitarian assistance following the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Nepal. How Can I Help? If you’re wondering how to help Nepal earthquake victims, you have three easy options: 1. Donate online to Nepal earthquake relief on redcross.org. 2. Visit your iTunes store to find a donation link. 3. Spread the word on relief efforts and ways to help online. Find and share information on social channels, including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societ...
Source: Red Cross Chat - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Sarah Layton Tags: Disaster Response International How to Help Nepal Earthquake Victims Nepal Earthquake Donation Nepal Earthquake Relief Nepal Quake Source Type: news

Scientists warned of ageing risk maps before Nepal quake
Recent conference said Nepal could suffer a big tremor and paper warned of 20-year-old seismological maps. (Source: SciDev.Net)
Source: SciDev.Net - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

NLM and Publishers Launch Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Healthcare Professionals Responding to Earthquake in Nepal
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and publisher Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the response to the earthquake in Nepal. (Source: News from the National Library of Medicine)
Source: News from the National Library of Medicine - April 27, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

NLM Launches Emergency Access Initiative, Granting Free Access to Books and Journals for Healthcare Professionals Responding to Earthquake in Nepal
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) Emergency Access Initiative (EAI) has been activated to support healthcare professionals working on the response to the earthquake in Nepal. (Source: PHPartners.org)
Source: PHPartners.org - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Dr. Gupta describes brain surgery after Nepal quake
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta is in Nepal and describes performing brain surgery to help one victim of the earthquake. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MSF medical teams leave for Nepal to assist earthquake victims
An 8-member Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) medical/surgical team left Brussels on April 26 to help with the relief effort following the earthquake in Nepal. The... From: MSF Canada Views: 0 0 ratings Time: 01:35 More in Nonprofits & Activism (Source: MSF Multimedia)
Source: MSF Multimedia - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: http://gdata.youtube.com/schemas/2007#video Source Type: news

Nepal Earthquake Happened Right On Schedule, Scientists Say
A devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday was part of a pattern of major temblors that have become so predictable that many seismologists had been expecting this one -- and at least one team of researchers warned just weeks ago that a major quake was due in the exact location where this one struck. Nepal sits right where the Indo-Australian Plate is pushing itself beneath the Eurasian Plate, a collision that gave rise to the Himalayan Mountains. As the plates push, pressure builds, eventually resulting in a quake to relieve that pressure. And according to Nature, the Indo-Australian Plate is still push...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 27, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

How to help victims of the Nepal earthquake
A 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal with devastating force Saturday, killing thousands of people. Many more are unaccounted for as the search for survivors continues. Google has launched a People Finder tool to help victims touch base with friends and loved ones. It allows users to look for victims or post information about people, and it also works by text messaging. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Earthquake in Nepal flattens landmarks
The third day of search and rescue operations are underway after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal. CNN's Sanjay Gupta reports. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

WHO sending in more medical supplies and assisting the arrival of foreign medical team support for earthquake-ravaged Nepal
WHO is surging additional medical supplies and health workers into the earthquake-affected region to help the Government of Nepal provide rapid medical assistance to the thousands who have been injured in Saturday’s disaster. “WHO has deployed eight more emergency health kits containing essential medicines, disposables and instruments to cover the health needs of 80 000 people for the next 3 months,” said Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, Regional Director, WHO South-East Asia Region. “An additional 5 emergency health kits are being flown in along with surgical kits and trauma bags to meet the immediate h...
Source: WHO news - April 27, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: disasters [subject], natural disasters, emergencies [subject], emergency preparedness, crises, emergency preparedness, injuries [subject], trauma care, Nepal [country], Press release [doctype], South-East Asia Region [region] Source Type: news

Power of Nepal earthquake was equivalent to 20 atomic bombs
Nepal has been hit by a number of earthquakes over the years, as you might expect given its proximity to Everest and the world’s tallest mountain range created by the collision of two giant tectonic plates. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - April 26, 2015 Category: Science Tags: Asia Source Type: news

Power of Nepal earthquake was equivalent to 20 huge atomic bombs
Nepal has been hit by a number of earthquakes over the years, as you might expect given its proximity to Everest and the world’s tallest mountain range created by the collision of two giant tectonic plates. (Source: The Independent - Science)
Source: The Independent - Science - April 26, 2015 Category: Science Tags: Asia Source Type: news

MSF Sending More Medical and Relief Teams to Assist Victims of the Nepal Earthquake
MSF is sending additional medical and non-medical staff and supplies to Nepal. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Nepal Earthquake Response
MSF is sending medical and non-medical staff and supplies to Nepal to assist victims of the earthquake. This crisis response page will be updated regularly as the situation develops. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

MSF Sending More Medical and Relief Teams to Assist Victims of the Nepal Earthquake
Field newsMSF Sending More Medical and Relief Teams to Assist Victims of the Nepal Earthquake April 26, 2015 A 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook the Kathmandu Valley before noon on Saturday, April 25. Although the full extent of the damage is still unknown, initial reports say houses and buildings collapsed in Kathmandu and surrounding areas. Tremors were also strongly felt in northern India, in the states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Elias Primoff Source Type: news

Why was the earthquake in Nepal such a devastating event?
At 7.8 on the Richter scale, this was a powerful quake – and its source was only 11km below ground Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 26, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Nepal South and Central Asia World news Earthquakes Natural disasters and extreme weather Geology Science Source Type: news

MSF Sending Teams to Nepal to Assist Earthquake Response
Four MSF teams are en route to Nepal to provide assistance in the wake of a massive earthquake. Language English (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

MSF Sending Medical, Non-Medical Teams to Assist Victims of Nepal Earthquake
Field newsMSF Sending Medical, Non-Medical Teams to Assist Victims of Nepal Earthquake April 25, 2015 The international medical humanitarian medical organization Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is sending four teams of medical and non-medical staff to Nepal to assist those affected by the earthquake. The teams will leave from Bihar state in India, which is close to the border with Nepal and where MSF has been working since 2007. MSF will also send 3000 kits non-food items and medical kits to Nepal. (Source: MSF News)
Source: MSF News - April 26, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Phil Zabriskie Source Type: news

Factors that made the Nepal earthquake such a devastating event
At 7.8 on the Richter scale, this was a powerful quake – and its source was only 11km below ground Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - April 25, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Robin McKie Science Editor Tags: Nepal South and Central Asia World news Earthquakes Natural disasters and extreme weather Geology Science Source Type: news

Experts long feared Nepal buildings couldn't survive big quake
The magnitude 7.8 Nepal earthquake the killed more than 1,100 people Saturday occurred in a seismically dangerous region with a history of catastrophic temblors made all the more destructive by weak building codes. (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 25, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Ramdev's herbal factory now in Nepal
Various herbal medicines and cosmetic goods including shampoo, soap, tooth paste, hair oil will be produced in the factory at southern Nepal town Birgunj. (Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News)
Source: The Economic Times Healthcare and Biotech News - April 17, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Clean Cookstoves Could Change the Lives of Millions in Nepal
In Nepal almost 22 million people are affected by indoor air pollution. Credit: Mallika Aryal/IPSBy Mallika AryalPHARPING, Nepal, Apr 15 2015 (IPS)When 26-year-old Laxmi married into the Archaya household in Chhaimale village, Pharping, south of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu, she didn’t think she would be spending half the day in the kitchen inhaling smoke from the stove.“The smoke made me cough so much I couldn’t breathe. It was difficult to cook,” the young woman tells IPS.“[Open] fires and traditional cookstoves and fuels is one of the world's most pressing health and environmental proble...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 16, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Mallika Aryal Tags: Aid Asia-Pacific Civil Society Climate Change Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Energy Environment Featured Food & Agriculture Gender Headlines Health Natural Resources Population Poverty & MDGs Projects Source Type: news

Women Still Struggling to Gain Equal Foothold in Nepal
A woman remains pensive during a support group meeting for families of missing persons in the south-eastern Nepali town of Biratnagar. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPSBy Renu KshetryKATHMANDU, Apr 7 2015 (IPS)Kali Sunar, 25, a resident of the Dumpada village in the remote Humla District in Far-West Nepal, lives a life that mirrors millions of her contemporaries.From the minute she rises early in the morning until she finally rests her head at night, this rural woman’s chief concern is how to meet her family’s basic, daily needs."Women leaders have to rise above party lines if they really want to make a differenc...
Source: IPS Inter Press Service - Health - April 7, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Authors: Renu Kshetry Tags: Active Citizens Asia-Pacific Civil Society Democracy Development & Aid Economy & Trade Editors' Choice Education Featured Gender Gender Violence Global Governance Headlines Health Human Rights Inequity Labour Population Source Type: news