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The present study was undertaken to evaluate the iodine status of Nepalese school age children by measuring urinary iodine excretion (UIE). A population based cross-sectional study was conducted during November-December 2006 among 1,094 school age children. Spot urine samples were collected from all children and UIE was measured during February to March(More)
Maternal mortality remains one of the biggest public health challenges in Nepal. This paper explores the health seeking behavior, during pregnancy and child birth in certain ethnic group. The poverty, illiteracy, women's low status in the society, lack of access and difficult geographical terrain are major reasons for poor maternal health status in Nepal.(More)
BACKGROUND Lymphatic filariasis (LF) is a neglected tropical disease transmitted by mosquitoes. Nepal has implemented a national effort to eliminate LF by 2020 through mass drug administration (MDA) using diethylcarbamazine (DEC) and albendazole (ALB). We assessed the impact of MDAs on LF in selected districts of Nepal after the recommended six MDA rounds(More)
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