WHO Nepal supporting 16 days of Activism to End Gender-based Violence

Violence against women and girls is one of the most pervasive human rights violations and an important public health issue. An estimated one in three women experience physical and/or sexual abuse by an intimate partner or sexual violence by a non-partner at some point in their life. This imposes largescale costs on individuals, families and communities, and on their health and wellbeing.

Health Emergency Operation Centre (HEOC) Handover

On 24 November 2017, the RHEOC in Doti was handed over by WHO/Nepal to the Far-Western Regional Health Directorate. This is the second RHEOC handed over by WHO.

Collaborative Arrangement in support of Midwifery Education and Cadre in Nepal

On 22 November 2017, a Collaborative Arrangement in support of Midwifery Education and Cadre in Nepal was signed by the Ministry of Health (MoH), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) in presence of Health Secretary, Dr Kiran Regmi.

Nepal National PolioPlus Committee, Rotary International handing over of digital VHF Handheld Radio Sets to WHO Nepal, Programme for Immunization Preventable Diseases

Rotary International’s contribution to Polio Eradication in Nepal has been tremendous. Surveillance is a key component of the global polio eradication programme. WHO Programme for Immunization Preventable Diseases (WHO-IPD) manages a nationwide network of field offices and a central coordinating office to provide technical assistance to the Govt. of Nepal in vaccine preventable disease surveillance including polio. Rotary has been a trusted and extremely supportive partner for WHO-IPD.

Highlights

Ministry of Health, with the help of WHO and GIZ, is strengthening mechanisms to track and monitor Universal Health Coverage (UHC) to better inform health financing policies and strategies. In this process, National Health Accounts 2009/10 – 2011/12 was published recently which can be accessed using the link below. This latest report shows that out of pocket expenditure remains still high (53% of THE in 2012). Moreover, 40% of the CHE has been consistently major spending on pharmaceuticals. For more details, please read the full report:

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Email: SenepWR@who.int