Provincial Health Emergency Operations Centre Handover, Pokhara
On 06 February 2018, the Provincial Health Emergency Operations Center (PHEOC) established in Pokhara by WHO/Nepal was handed over formally to the Ministry of Health (MoH), Govt of Nepal. This is the third PHEOC being handed over by WHO to the MoH.
The handover function was jointly inaugurated by Dr Sushil Pyakurel, Chief-Specialist, MoH and Dr. Jos Vandelaer, WHO Representative to Nepal. The importance of HEOCs in different areas of health sector preparedness and response readiness such as hub and satellite hospitals network coordination, prepositioning and replenishment of emergency medical logistics, risk assessment, human reosurces management etc were highlighted by key health authorities during the function.
Nepal strengthens multisectoral collaboration for Tobacco Control
The Ministry of Health (MoH) takes forward their commitment to accelerate the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control treaty. Nepal is one of the 15 countries selected globally for the FCTC 2030 project.
The FCTC 2030 project was launched on 12th January 2018 by Hon. Minister of Health Deepak Bohara. The Secretary of the Ministry of Health, Director General Health Services, , UN RC, FCTC 2030 Secretariat, WHO Representative to Nepal, UNDP representative, Line Ministries, Civil society Organizations and media attended the event. The Ministry expressed strong commitments to contribute to the full implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control through the project.
First National Conference for Rapid Response Teams
On 19 and 20 December, WHO Nepal and the EDCD of the Ministry of Health are organizing the First National Conference for Rapid Response Teams. This conference will bring together all the relevant stakeholders to discuss issues related to Rapid Responses in a health-related emergency. Participants will explore future possibilities and ways of managing outbreaks in the most efficient manner, especially in the federated context.
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.
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- - Finding the gaps in meeting adolescent health needs in Nepal
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