Cleaner air, longer lives

Air pollution is reducing the lifespan of Nepalis, and we know how to clean it up

United by purpose, driven by action

Health for All demands not just commitment but action from every person, everywhere

Dengue days are here to stay

It is not called ‘breakbone fever’ for nothing. Every bone, every muscle, every joint throbs with searing pain, as my body burned...

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State of malaise

Although debilitating, fatality from dengue is rare. But the epidemic raging across Nepal’s cities has killed at least 12 people. The latest...

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During the pandemic, don’t forget leprosy

Early detection, treatment, rehabilitation and efforts to eliminate discrimination must continue even as Covid-19 threatens to undo past gains against leprosy

Omnipresent Omicron starts to lose its edge

As elsewhere in the world, the Omicron-led third wave in Nepal is starting to peak, but experts say the pandemic is far from over. The...

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Omicron is coming to Nepal, be prepared

“Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.”

Breathing can kill you

It is that time of the year again when smog makes Kathmandu’s air hazardous to health. Hospitals are swamped not with Covid, but COPD...

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From scarce vaccines, to storage shortage in Nepal

Till a few months ago, Nepal was struggling with a critical shortage of vaccine doses, and the situation was so dire that the...

Non-government of Nepal

The first 100 days of Sher Bahadur Deuba as fifth-time prime minister is not a huge disappointment to Nepalis -- most did...

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