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Posted in coronavirus Coronavirus tests Covid-19 economic fallout India Latest migrant workers Nepal Nepal lockdown public health

Lockdown = Breakdown

After a Cabinet meeting on Saturday night extended the COVID-19 lockdown for the eighth time till 14 June, there has…

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Posted in climate change Covid-19 Dengue dengue fever Development diseases History of Disease history of diseases infrastructure Kathmandu Malaria mosquito borne diseases Nepal Opinion population density population growth public health urbanisation Viruses yellow fever

The dangers of the dengue virus

There have been few days without rain this April and May in Kathmandu. That means more disease for Kathmandu. Not…

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Reduce harm

Photo: MANISH PAUDEL The low coronavirus case load in Nepal in March and April was largely due to the country…

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Nepal town is model for COVID-19 preparedness

Thimi Mayor Madan Sundar Shrestha at the municipality hospital inspecting molecular testing equipment for COVID-19. The ear-piercing siren of six…

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3 Nepali mothers still die daily at childbirth

Photo: MARTY LOGAN It should not be surprising that Nepal’s first COVID-19 death was a new mother. What was surprising was to…

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Nepal relying on unreliable COVID-19 kits

Rapid Diagnostic Test kit for COVID-19. Photo: BIKRAM RAI In a controversial directive, Nepal’s the Ministry of Health and Population…

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Coronavirus recovery must deliver universal health insurance, safety nets: UNDP

Kathmandu, April 30 Governments must dramatically overhaul policies and invest in public health, economic stimulus, and social safety nets to…

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Posted in coronavirus coronavirus exit strategy coronavirus lockdown Covid-19 COVID-19 lockdown Economy Entrepreneurship Here & Now impact week Nepal NEPALVSCORONA public health virtual challenges Virtual design thinking challenge

Nepal vs COVID-19

At 4:30 AM on a gloomy Friday morning in Frankfurt, Aman Bhattarai gets on a conference call with his colleagues…

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“Prisons can be incubators for COVID-19”

Nepali Times spoke to Barun Mathema, professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in…

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Posted in child health coronavirus Covid-19 COVID-19 pandemic IMR infant mortality health maternal health Nepal new born deaths Opinion pandemic public health Somewhere Else

Newborn deaths and a vision for a post-pandemic Nepal

Photos: MARTY LOGAN According to a recent journal article, it will be 2067 before newborn deaths among the poorest Nepalis…

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Posted in coronavirus coronavirus response Covid-19 COVID-19 pandemic Editorial Health healthcare Nepal pandemic politicians public health

Nepal’s New Normal

Illustration: BHANU BHATTARAI The COVID-19 pandemic is like a nightmare that we wish we could suddenly wake up from, realising…

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Nepal contact tracing 2nd COVID-19 case

Photo: BIKRAM RAI The 19-year-old Nepali student boarded a Qatar Airways flight in Paris on Monday night, and after a…