Blog July 23, 2021

The effect of COVID-19 and federalization on Nepal’s health system

The Alma Ata (1978) Declaration enables all health care systems to provide people with set of well-designed promotional, preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative programs. However, large scale health emergencies such as natural ...
Blog July 22, 2021

Health Policy and Implementation Gaps in Nepal

Nepal is in early stage of federalization where the country has been restructured under three tiers of government respectively federal government, seven provincial governments and 753 local governments. Power and responsibilities ...
Blog July 12, 2021

Double burdens on Nepalis: Diseases and out-of-pocket spending

Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a far cry for Nepal due to poor targets, ineffective implementation of health schemes and existing barriers to seek health services from health facilities. On the one hand, there is a ...
Blog April 30, 2021

Work from Home: Problems and Prospects

I live in a joint family, where my father is 67 years old and my nephew is 4 years old. Both of them fall under vulnerable population for COVID-19 infection. In addition, both of them were very resistant and hesitant to follow the ...
Blog February 4, 2021

Gender and Intersectional Stratifiers in Health Information System of Nepal: a study of HIS policies and practices

Our context – HIS and federalization Health Information System (HIS), one of the building blocks as identified by WHO is a priority for strengthening health systems in Nepal. Health Management Information System (HMIS) is the ...
Blog December 16, 2020

Experiences of three tires of government in Responding COVID-19 pandemic

Government of Nepal has been responding COVID-19 pandemic since the day it affected country despite some negligible preparations before COVID-19 cases were first found in the country. Since then, federal, provincial, and local ...