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Objective:The aim of the study was to determine the feasibility of improved maternal–neonatal care-seeking and household practices using an approach scalable under Nepal's primary health-care services.Study Design:Impact was assessed by pre- and post-intervention surveys of women delivering within the previous 12 months. Each district sample comprised 30(More)
HIV/AIDS is a growing problem in Nepal. There has been a 15-fold increase in the number of HIV-infected cases during the period 1990-93. By 1993, 195 cases had been reported to the Ministry of Health. Among the total cases reported, approximately equal numbers of male and female HIV cases are represented. The current estimate of HIV-infected individuals(More)
Nepal has made great progress regarding maternal and childhood mortality over the past two decades. A visionary leadership, coupled with the implementation of targeted interventions and programmes have resulted in improved MNCH indicators and marked decline in mortality. Maternal deaths have dropped by almost half from 539 per 100,000 live births in 1996 to(More)
  • B K Suvedi
  • Kathmandu University medical journal
  • 2004
Nepal initiated Expanded Programme on Immunisation (EPI) in the fiscal year 1978/79. By the next decade the programme was expanded to all the 75 districts of the country. However, due to various structural changes, the programme lagged behind and the national coverage of immunisation to around 80% could be reached by the year 2000 only. By 2004, some(More)
BACKGROUND Reproductive morbidity has been a less studied area in developing countries. Prevalence of reproductive morbidity and health seeking behavior pertaining to it is little known. To reveal the magnitude, this study was carried out in a village of Kathmandu district. The objective of the study was to find out prevalence of reproductive morbidity and(More)
BACKGROUND Monitoring/supervision is an essential component for improving the quality of health services including rational use of medicines. A new bottom-up approach of monitoring/supervision consisting of self-assessment/ peer-group discussion was found to be effective in improving prescribing practices. The new strategy significantly improved the(More)
  • B K Suvedi
  • Kathmandu University medical journal
  • 2006
Nepal is experiencing transition of HIV epidemic from a high-risk behavior groups to low risk behavior population like housewives. The ratio of housewives infected with HIV among all HIV infected women has almost equaled. The estimation also shows that housewives have acquired HIV three times more than the female sex workers in absolute numbers. It is a(More)