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Huge Rise in AIDS Cases Among Nepal Housewives

Kathmandu, June 20 (IANS) While the Nepalese government's attention is focused on preventing the spread of Acquired Immuno Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) among migrant labourers, intravenous drug users and sex workers, housewives have become one of the most vulnerable groups in the country with the ra...

UNESCO Launches HIV/AIDS Education Kit in Nepal to Combat Epidemic

With almost 100,000 people in impoverished Nepal living with the HIV virus that causes AIDS, the United Nations Educational//, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today launched an awareness and prevention kit aimed at halting the spread of the disease, particularly among the under 40 age...

Mystery Killer Disease In Nepal Diagnosed As Cerebral Malaria

The mystery disease that has spread in some villages of Banke district in mid-western Nepal for the past two weeks was diagnosed as cerebral malaria, The Himalayan Times reported Thursday. // Talking to the daily, advisor to the Health Ministry Mahesh Maskey said a medical team reached the affec...

TB Hospital In Nepal Restarts Its Services

The Kalimati Chest Hospital, which is the country's only tuberculosis hospital that was shut for the last three years, restarted its services from Thursday.// The 37-bed hospital in the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu has resumed its services from Thursday the 17th of August, with 25 beds having ...

A Princely Assistance to the Nepal Heritage

The Prince of Wales, the heir to the British throne has extended his generosity and assistance to revive the architectural heritage of Nepal// which is in dire need of measures to get back the lost splendour. The Prince of Wales hosted a charity luncheon at Clarence House, his London residence, ...

Lady Doctor from Nepal to Help Katrina victims

Dr Luanne Freer normally treats mountaineers caught in avalanches and slipped in crevasses. She heads the Everest Base Camp Medical Clinic in Nepal, has now offered to cope with a new emergency// - the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in the US. Freer left for Louisiana on Thursday, one of the wor...

Encephalitis Spreads to Nepal

Japanese encephalitis has claimed at least 20 lives in the past two weeks in the west Nepal district of Kailali,. The disease is already present in the neighboring Indian state of UP // . According to Kathmandu radio - encephalitis caused 10 deaths each in the townships of Tikapur and Dhanga...

Campaign for Safe Drinking Water in India, Nepal

The United Nations Human Settlement Programme, UN-Habitat and cola giant Coca Cola signed a three-year agreement Tuesday for better community //access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation in India and Nepal with an investment of $300,000. The project in India will be implemented in ...

Dengue Outbreak Feared in Nepal

After an outbreak of dengue in India, Nepal which shares an open border with its southern neighbour is showing concern with six people reportedly //showing symptoms of the mosquito-borne disease in mid-western Nepal. Six patients admitted to two hospitals in Nepalgunj, the main town in Banke ...

Fuel Price Hike Triggers Violent Protests In Nepal

Fuel price hikes in Nepal have irked student organizations who came out on the streets to protest this move in Katmandu//. The protestors blocked roads and stoned vehicles and burnt tyres on the streets. They also demanded the resignation of the commerce minister. The population of Nepal is furious...

Girl Students Sexually Harassed by Security Forces in Nepal

Sexual abuse, harassment and violence have become a way of life in Nepal's schools with security forces occupying their premises in the name of combating Maoist guerrillas, say child rights activists here. // Children as Zone of Peace, an umbrella of 36 rights organisations, says it has been ...

Bird flu affects the export of poultry products to Sri Lanka and Nepal

In Sri Lanka the Health Ministry Epidemiology Unit Director Dr Nihal Abeysinghe said that the country has banned import of all the poultry products from India. This is due to the result of the confirmation of the first bird flu infection death in India. // They are requesting the public to avoid im...

Doctors Warned by IMA Against Treating Maoist from Nepal

The Bihar unit of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has today warned its members// all over the state to be extremely careful while treating or dealing with patients who suffer from bullet, knife or other injuries as a result of some of the Maoist violence taking place in the neighboring country...

Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments

...rvice Organizations (ICASO) INTILLA Asociacion Civil - Argentina International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) ITPC India ITPC nepal ITPC RU - Eastern Europe/Central Asia Jovenes Feministas Universitarias - Honduras La Coalicion Internacional de Activistas dn Tratamiento...

International Cooperation to Save Drug-Addicted Kids

...st week of May, the Executive Director of Narconon nepal was able to deliver nine drug education lectures t...orce and was also the former superintendent of the nepal police force. He came all the way from Kathmandu, nepal to deliver his drug education lectures, and was al...

USAID Blindness Program Assists One Million Children in 23 Countries

...projects screened 950,000 children and 61,000 adults -- many of whom are teachers in school-based eye health programs. In countries like Niger, India, nepal and Tanzania, USAID grantees are expanding access to eye care and improving vision for thousands in hard-to-reach communities. There are 17 mil...

Purdue study projects weakened monsoon season in South Asia

... South Asian summer monsoon - critical to agriculture in Bangladesh, India, nepal and Pakistan - could be weakened and delayed due to rising temperatures in ...ainfall over the Indian Ocean, Bangladesh and Myanmar, and less over India, nepal and Pakistan, Ashfaq said. Less moisture over the land in combination with ...

Leprosy Lingers in the U.S.

...with numbness should make any physician think about the possibility of a leprosy diagnosis, he said, especially in patients from India, Brazil, Burma, nepal or other areas where the disease is more common. "The last 20 cases I've seen have been from Brazil," Moschella said. More information To lear...

Most Mt. Everest Deaths Occur Near Summit During Descent

... Over the past 25 years, the death rate for climbers descending via the longer Tibetan northeast ridge was 3.4 percent, and 2.5 percent on the shorter nepal route. Excessive fatigue, a tendency to fall behind other climbers, and arriving at the summit later in the day were the factors most associated wi...

Team probes why climbers die on Mount Everest

...d fatigue, late summit times and the tendency to fall behind companions were common among those who died on Mount Everest. Most sherpas (natives of nepal who act as guides) were killed on the lower slopes, while most climbers died above 8,000 metres, usually while descending. A typical expedition to ...

Local Leaders Support Needy Individuals, Communities

...e Director Barry Del Buono, recipient of the City of San Jose's 2007 Humanitarian of the Year Award. A presentation will feature LTHF's recent trip to nepal where medical professionals trained 60 of the country's 62 ear surgeons, and helped three children to hear for the first time. A tribute to Robert Mon...

Animal Rescue Operations Underway in Flooded Bihar, India

... flood resulting from a broken embankment on the river Kosi in neighbouring nepal swept away thousands of human beings and animals with many villages wiped o...sisting of Supaul, Madhepura, Araria, Purnea, Kishangaj districts bordering nepal and Bangladesh is agricultural country, rich with cattle considered maal or...

Ira Magaziner Joins Leaders in Peace Psychology at MSPP to Explore Ways to Transform Violence, Heal Families, Communities and World

...s with nations (at their invitation) to encourage the practice of forgiveness to bring people and societies together. One example will be villagers in nepal who had to start living again with insurgent Maoists who had committed violence against them. Green asked the villagers what they did when the Maoists...

Drinking Problems Greater Among Returning Combat Veterans

...turning from Iraq or Afghanistan compared to the U.S. population as a whole. Two other studies in the same issue looked at former child soldiers in nepal and in people who fought in the Liberian civil wars who experienced sexual violence. In both groups, researchers found higher rates of PTSD symptoms a...

TONIC Announces Every T Counts Project

...ople lack access to this basic human need. Each Tee contributes to a lifetime of water, latrines, hygiene education and sanitation for one person in nepal or Honduras. The School. Tee There are nearly half a billion children in India, millions living on the streets and railway platforms. One teacher ...

Oregon Scientific to Sponsor First-Ever Rock Concert on Mount Everest

...t. "We are extremely honored to work with the Love Hope Strength Foundation in their effort to help raise money for worldwide cancer research and the nepal Cancer Relief Society," said Mike Prager, president of Oregon Scientific US. "This a unique opportunity and we are thrilled that the entire world will...

Nepal Develops More Effective Drug for Typhoid

...eaper than Cefixime. While a full course of Cefixime costs about 10 dollars, full course of Gatifloxacin costs 1 dollar," Basnyat added. The nepal Health Research Council has approved the research. However, Bhupendra Bahadur Thapa, the director of the Department of Drug Administration, said: "Mor...

Mr. Bean's Merchandise to Hit Indian Markets

...oon be available in the South Asian markets, including India . Toonz Licensing, Mr Bean's licensing agent for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and nepal has inked an agreement with Tiger Aspect Productions to bring the globally popular character portrayed by Rowan Atkinson to the South Asia market. ...

Everest, Five Other World Heritage Sites Face Climate Change Risk

... groups want added to the "in danger" list are: Great Barrier Reef, Australia Sagarmatha National Park (which includes Mount Everest), nepal Belize Barrier Reef, Belize Huascaran National Park, Peru Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, US/Canada border ...

Gatifloxacin Very Effective for Typhoid Treatment

...du has been termed the typhoid fever capital of the world as a result of this disease remaining so common. Typhoid fever is a major problem in nepal and in the developing world and drug-resistant strains are making it even more difficult to tackle," says Dr Buddha Basnyat, senior investigator on th...

India Records Substantial Decline in Polio Cases

... as against 13 in 2006 and in Somalia eight cases have surfaced as against 25 during the same period last year. India's neighbours like Bangladesh and nepal have not reported even a solitary case. According to data available with WHO, there were a total of 1,998 cases of polio in 2006 across the w...

Nepal Meet to Plan for Future of Children Affected by HIV

... Under the aegis of the SAARC Secretariat and UNICEF, experts and policy makers are taking part in a two-day meet in nepal to plan for the future of over 10 million children affected by HIV/AIDS. "When parents' HIV status becomes public knowledge, their children are...

Family Planning Initiatives Central To Reducing Child Mortality in Developing Countries

...nger than age five by at least 20%. In the five countries with the greatest progress in reducing child mortality - Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, nepal and the Philippines - women's use of contraceptives increased and fertility rates dropped, the Times reports. Women in those countries also were less ...

Chinese Delegation Meets Health Minister Regarding Japanese Encephalitis Vaccine Supply

... vaccine SA14-14-2 (hereinafter referred as JE vaccine) and has supplied it in China since 1990. This vaccine has also been exported to Korea, nepal and other Asian countries in recent years and protected millions of children against the life threatening Japanese Encephalitis in those countries. ...

After the King’s Crown, Maoist Want Miss Nepal’s Cron

...ed the best deal in her career by lifting the Miss nepal 2007 crown. She won over 18 other finalists as...ed live telecast of the show by the government-run nepal Television channel. "It shows the Maoists ar... stiff resistance. Started in 1994, the Miss nepal contest was prevented only twice - in 2001 when...

British Doctors on Everest Mission Get Bitter Dose

...st,// the highest peak in the world, had to swallow a bitter dose after the nepal government said the research was illegal. The Centre for Aviation, S.... According to Nirbhay Kumar Sharma, administrative officer of the nepal Health Research Council, the apex body overseeing all research conducted in...

Poison Control Training and Research Centre at Chennai

... the GDP was allocated to the health sector. The State Planning Commission’s Vice Chairman M. Naganathan noted that even countries like Bangladesh and nepal fared better than India on the health front. The situation had to be fought in a determined way and more money would have to be devolved to th...

Nepal Gets Its First Graduate Goddess

...onal laurel of becoming Nepal's only graduate goddess. From 1987, when she was only four, Rashmila, now 24, was worshipped and revered throughout nepal for eight years as Kumari, the kingdom's living goddess. The tradition of the Kumari is one of the oldest and best loved in Nepal. According...

Nepal to Introduce Art of Living for Golfers

...rs from the SAARC countries during an annual tourney sponsored by ITC's joint venture in Nepal, Surya Nepal, and is frequented by ambassadors based in nepal including the American and Indian envoys. Sri Sri Ravishankar's Art of Living focuses on breathing techniques complemented by music. The camp wi...

World Leprosy Day – Easing Pain and Giving Hop

... Leprosy is rife in the poorer regions of the world. India is home to nearly 70% of the leprosy cases in the world. Next is Brazil with about 6%, then nepal and Indonesia, both with about 2%. Bangladesh, Myanmar, Tanzania, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nigeria and The Democratic Republic of Congo follow with abo...
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