World Health Day 2018

The Seventieth World Health Day 2018 was celebrated on 7 April 2018 in collaboration of Ministry of Health & Population.

In Nepal, several programs were organized by a variety of organizations with a theme ” Universal health Coverage: Everyone, Every where” : walkathon, speech competition, panel discussion, photo story and slogan competition and poetry. Dr Jos Vandelaer, WR , Nepal participated as a panelist in a program organized in Institute of Medicine . Dr Kedar Marhatta, NPO , Mental health participated in a discussion regarding Alzheimer and Dementia, organized by Hope Hermitage Nepal and Care Age International The Ministry of Health and Population had a TV talk show on the theme , with participation from Mr Mahendra Shrestha, MoHP Planning Chief and Dr Meera Thapa, WHO National Professional Officer .

World Birth Defects Day

Family Health Division (FHD), Department of Health Services (DoHS), Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) organized an event at Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital, Teku today to mark the 4th World Birth Defects Day. The event was supported by World Health Organization Nepal and Karuna Foundation Nepal.
Mr. Chudamani Bhandari, Deputy Director General, DoHS, was the chief guest and Dr. Bikash Devkota, Director, FHD, chaired the event. Director, Child health Division (CHD), Director, National Health, Education, Information and Communication Center (NHEICC), Logistics Management Division (LMD), Deputy Director, Paropakar Maternity and Women’s Hospital (PMWH), representative National health Training Center (NHTC) and various stakeholders actively involved in the area of prevention and management of birth defects participated in the event.

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.

World Health Day 2018: Universal Health Coverage

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