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.
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 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?
WHO's Work in Nepal
- - Calling for Ban on Lead Paint (International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, 2018)
- - Celebrating UN Day 2018
- - Global competition announced to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR): Geneva
- - Giving Care to Air
- - Nepal Gears up for Pre-Hospital Care for Emergencies
- - World Breastfeeding Week (August 1-7)
- - 12th Bi-regional Meeting of the National Influenza Centres (NICs) and Influenza Surveillance of the South-East and Western Pacific Region
- - Tobacco and cardiovascular diseases - Nepal Data (Infographic)
- - UN Country Office in Nepal Switches to Solar Energy
- - World Malaria day 2018 Communications toolkit
- - Field-testing a Frontline Healthcare Providers MEC/SPR Tool for Initiating Contraception in Humanitarian Settings
- - Nepal Achievements Report
WHO Official Days
- Confronting Rubella with Nepal Factsheet
- - Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health Programme to Address Equity, Social Determinants, Gender and Human Rights in Nepal