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.
Ministry of Health and Population, District Public Health Office Morang has provided insecticide treated bed nets (LLIN) to fire victims of Bhutanese refugees living in Goldhap Jhapa Nepal.
September 27, 2010. Biratnagar. Nagarik Sarokar Manch Nepal Biratnagar, a citizen forum in a way of ensuring safe drinking water and sanitation through good governance has published a book today. Nagarik Aawaz, comprising of articles on safe drinking water, sanitation, proper disposal of waste and the roles/ responsibilities of stakeholders are highlighted in the book….
September 25, 2010. Biratnagar. An orientation on food hygiene to small and middle level hotel owners has been conducted in Biratnagar. 56 hotels owners were participated in the orientation program.
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.
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March 24, 2011. Morang. Ministry of Health and Population, District Public Health Office Morang has provided 290 bed nets (LLIN) and Essential drugs to fire affected Bhutanese refugees of Sanischare camp of Morang district