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Global surge of measles cause for concern: UNICEF

KATHMANDU: The growing cases of measles among the children across the world have emerged as a cause for concern, according to UNICEF. As many as 170 million children did not receive the first doze of measles vaccination from 2010 to 2017. A press statement released by UNICEF here Friday stated..

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Why Is Malaria on the Rise Again? Wednesday, April 24th, 2019

Mosquitoes are often described as the most dangerous animals on earth, because the diseases they transmit – including malaria, dengue, and Zika – cause more than a million deaths annually. But strategies for mitigating these threats remain far from adequate. Consider malaria, which, according..

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Four injured in dog bite in Humla, Western Nepal Sunday, April 21st, 2019

HUMLA: Four persons were injured after being bitten by a rabid dog in Dandafaya of ward no. 7 in Samkot rural municipality, Western Nepal. The incident took place on Saturday morning when the dog bit three persons in Okhen village and another child on Friday, according to locals. The injured are..

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Annual drug transaction worth Rs 45 billion in Nepal Thursday, April 18th, 2019

POKHARA: Drugs worth Rs 45 billion are transacted in the country annually. This information was shared in a news conference organised on the eve of the National Convention of Nepal Chemist & Druggist Association here today. On the occasion, Association president Mrigendra Mehar Shrestha said..

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Severe shortage of medicines hits Siraha District Hospital Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

SIRAHA: The district hospital in Siraha, the Tarai/ Madesh district in State 2 has experienced an acute shortage of drugs as the supply has been stopped here since a year. The scale of problem has already surpassed the ceiling as the dispensary of the 50-bed health facility run out of..

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Global measles cases up 300 percent year-on-year: WHO Tuesday, April 16th, 2019

GENEVA, (AFP) - Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose..

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Global measles cases up 300 percent year-on-year: WHO Monday, April 15th, 2019

NEW YORK, (AFP): Measles cases rose 300 percent worldwide through the first three months of 2019 compared to the same period last year, the UN said Monday, as concern grows over the impact of anti-vaccination stigma. Measles, which is highly contagious, can be entirely prevented through a two-dose..

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Nepal’s government doctors ends protest Sunday, April 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal's Government Doctors Association of Nepal (GODAN) on Sunday ended their protest that had taken place 10 days ago putting force various demands. The agitation has been canceled for 15 days keeping in view professional duty and assurance by the government, said Dr Dipendra Pandey,..

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Ebola death toll in DRC passes 750: WHO Friday, April 12th, 2019

GENEVA: The Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has killed more than 750 people, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Friday, ahead of a key review on the severity of the epidemic. WHO's latest toll for the outbreak declared in eastern DRC last August came as the agency's..

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High Court order against slaughter of female livestock Tuesday, April 9th, 2019

Deepak Bohara, DANG: The High Court in Tulsipur has ordered the meat traders in Rapti rural municipality of Dang district not to slaughter and sell female livestock without permission. A division bench of Judges Shiva Narayan Yadav and Ishor Raj Acharya issued the order on Monday in line with the..

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Docs can’t afflict patients obstructing service: DPM Yadav Sunday, April 7th, 2019

BHARATPUR: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population, Upendra Yadav, has said doctors are not allowed to afflict patients in any pretext. The Federal Civil Service Act has already addressed the doctors' demands, he underscored while talking to media persons at Bharatpur airport..

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