World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018

Each November, World Antibiotic Awareness Week (WAAW) aims to increase global awareness of antibiotic resistance (AMR) and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policy makers to avoid the further emergence and spread of antibiotic resistance.

Since their discovery, antibiotics have served as the cornerstone of modern medicine. However, the persistent overuse and misuse of antibiotics in human and animal health have encouraged the emergence and spread of AMR, which occurs when microbes, such as bacteria, become resistant to the drugs used to treat them.

Nepal strengthens multisectoral collaboration for NCD Prevention and Control

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) takes forward their commitment to accelerate the implementation of the National Multisectoral Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs (2014-2020) through a “whole of government” approach. The second High-level Committee (HLC) meeting was held in September 2018 and was organized by WHO country office and MoHP. The meeting was chaired by Secretary, Prime Ministers Office with the Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Population, as the Member Secretary and attended by Secretaries and Joint Secretaries of key Line Ministries and senior MoHP officials.

Kathmandu joins "Light up the World in RED to End TB”

The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) and World Health Organization (WHO) - Nepal lit two important UNESCO heritage landmarks of Nepal - Patan and Kathmandu Durbar Squares – in red.

This commemorates the first ever United Nations High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on Tuberculosis (TB), held on 26 September in New York.

The initiations will set pathway for an accelerated and coordinated response to save millions of lives and prevent TB - a commitment towards a world free of the disease by 2030.

Nepal’s Hard-fought Victory Against Rubella

Nepal has successfully controlled rubella and congenital rubella syndrome, and has achieved 97% reduction of rubella cases (against a target of 95%) compared to 2008.

The country has achieved this goal two years ahead of the regional target year of 2020 and one year ahead of the national target of 2019.

What did Nepal do to reach here?

World Health Day 2018: Universal Health Coverage

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