Jan 19, 2010 (Kathmandu). Nepal has announced as elimination of Leprosy at national level not at district level. Government of Nepal declared Nepal as Leprosy eliminated country. Ministry of Health and Population officially announced this in an official program in Kathmandu. Elimination of Leprosy is called when there is prevalence rate less than 1 per 10,000 population. But Terai districts have not achieved the goal of elimination since Terai districts are having more than 2 per 10,000 and they are leprosy hyperendemic districs. Leprosy elimination campaign had been started in Nepal since 1954.The country had first announced 2003 as the year to eliminate leprosy from the country. Since it failed to declare the country leprosy elimination in 2003, then it aimed to meet the same target in 2005, 2007 and 2008.Lastly, 2009 had been selected as the target year.Although the WHO had set an aim to eliminate leprosy from the world within the year 2000, some countries like Nepal, Congo, Brazil and Mozambique could not meet the target.Leprosy is a disease of skin and nerves caused by bacteria, called Mycobacterium leprae.
November 28, 2009, Lalitpur. 11th Annual General Assembly of Nepal Public Health Association held at Jawalakhel Lalitpur. The assembly was inaugurated by Minister of State for Health and Population. Contemporary public Health issues were discussed in the meeting.
22 January 2009, Jhapa Nepal, More than 27000 chickens, ducks and pigeons have been killed and culled by Rapid Response Team in Kakarvitta Jhapa Nepal.
Surveillance of human bird flue has been started in the affected area. Households will be visited for suspected Influenza Like Illness (ILI) cases. Surveillance team has found a ILI case Gita Thapa from Dhulabari and kept under isolation and treatment in Mechi Zonal Hospital. Now her condition is normal.
Jhapa Nepal, 29 Jan 2009, Following the outbreak of bird flue in birds in Kakarvitta Jhapa, active surveillance of avian influenza is being done in the area by District Public Health Office. No suspected avian influenza case has been found during active surveillance of more than 100 households so far.
Oct 6, 2010. Biratnagr 5 Basra tole has been declared as open defecation free zone today in a ceremony. Basra tole is situated nearby Biratnagar airport. Government officials from Biratnagar sub-metropolitan city, District Public Health Office Morang, and people from Civil forum, Samyukta Tole Sangathan, Lomanti were present on the occasion.
6/2/2010. Biratnagar, Nepal. The core group members comprising of ambassadors from different countries visited Pathari Sub Health Post of Morang, Nepal. H.E. Mr. Scott DeLisi, Ambassador of the United States of America to Nepal,
In response to outbreaks reported from Siliguri West Bengal India, Nepal has taken necessary actions to prevent transmission of Bird Flue in adjoining districts of Nepal. District Livestock Office (DLSO), Quarantine offices and local administration authorities in Jhapa and Morang districts now intensified their actions as checking import of poultry, chickens, birds and its products from cross border. Civil societies, poultry farmers and businessmen are also being active in this control program in Kakarvitta Jhapa.