Damodar Paudel

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Community-based strategies for delivering effective newborn interventions are an essential step to avert newborn death, in settings where the health facilities are unable to effectively deliver the interventions and reach their population. Effective implementation of community-based interventions as a large scale program and within the existing health(More)
  • A Kc, K Thapa, +12 authors M D Devkota
  • Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
  • 2011
In Nepal, the proportion of under 5 deaths that are neonatal (0-28 days) has been increasing in the last decade, due to faster declines in infant and child mortality than in neonatal mortality. This trend is likely due to a focus on maternal and child survival programs that did not adequately address newborn health needs. Policy and actions to save newborn(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) co-epidemics form a huge burden of disease in the Southeast Asia region. Five out of eleven nations in this region are high TB/HIV burden countries: Myanmar, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Nepal. The trends of TB incidence in these countries have been rising in recent years, in contrast to a falling(More)
BACKGROUND Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever are caused by dengue virus. Dengue infection remains a burning problem of many countries. To diagnose acute dengue in the early phase we improve the low cost, rapid SYBR green real time assay and compared the sensitivity and specificity with real time Taqman(®) assay and conventional nested PCR assay. (More)
The Community-based Newborn Care Package is a set of neonatal care interventions to be delivered through the existing government system of facility-based health workers and community based volunteers in Nepal. The package was developed by the government of Nepal in 2007 based on the evidence from Nepal and neighboring countries and designed to be(More)
Maize (Zea mays L.) is the second most important staple food crop after rice and a major food crop of the resource poor people in the hills of Nepal. Prevailing normal maize (non-QPM) is deficient in two essential amino acids, lysine and tryptophan. The majority of hill farm families are suffering from protein malnutrition as their major diet is maize and(More)
BACKGROUND Dermatophytosis is the common and most significant superficial fungal infections because of their widespread involvement among the people all over the world. The clinical presentation, though very typical of ringworm infection, is often confused with other skin disorders, making laboratory diagnosis and confirmation necessary. The aim of this(More)
INTRODUCTION Hepatitis B virus (HBV) is a current global health problem. HBV genotypes influence the treatment and long term outcome of HBV infected patients. Moreover, HBV genotypes differ in various region of the world. Such data was reported haphazardly but yet to be comprehensive for Nepal. This study attempted to find out the diverse hepatitis B(More)
OBJECTIVE To find out the scenario of intestinal parasitic infestation in combatants and their families in the setting of Mid-Western Regional Police Hospital (MWRPH), Nepal. STUDY DESIGN Cross-sectional study. METHODS All 2005 patients presented with the complaint of abdominal pain, diarrhoea, frequent defecation, blood in stool, or black stool from(More)
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