Blog August 31, 2021

Innovating Covid-19 treatment

Covid-19 has taught us some great lessons. One of such lessons I am presenting here is how Nepal’s hospitals have been moving towards the digitization of the patient information system to effectively manage Covid-19 patients. ...
Blog August 31, 2021

Addressing the unnoticed plights of the urban poor

What is a city? Definitions vary. Generally, it is government authorities who set the benchmarks to call a certain place a city. Administrative and statistical definitions of a city are attributed to populations, households and ...
Blog August 19, 2021

Vaccination for all: Where does Nepal stand?

Diagnosis, treatment and vaccination are essential life-saving tools to contain and control the Covid-19. An unprecedented scientific collaboration has delivered several safe and effective vaccines in the market in record time. ...
Blog July 26, 2021

Effect of existing burden of disease and out-of-pocket spending on universal health coverage

Achieving universal health coverage is far away for Nepal due to poor targets, ineffective implementation of health schemes and existing barriers to seek health services from health facilities. In one hand, there is high burden of ...
Blog July 25, 2021

The Rising Burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in Nepal: Problems and Prospects for Health System

Recently, on behalf of HERD International, I got an opportunity to participate in the Seventh Virtual National Summit of Health and Population Scientists in Nepal held on 1-2 July 2021. The theme of the summit was ‘Research in ...
Blog July 24, 2021

An Era of COVID-19 Research: A Therapeutic Perspective

COVID-19, declared as a pandemic, is a highly infectious disease that transmits through droplets released into the air when an infected person coughs or sneezes. As of 13 July 2021, over 188 million people globally and above 658 ...