Life expectancy and new challenges

-Dr. Sudan Prasad Neupane 

Latest developments confirm that Nepal has already entered the stage of health transition wherein non-communicable diseases are the main causes of mortality. While embracing the health similar to middle-income countries, Nepal faces unprecedented challenges of quickly gaining momentum to the preventative aspects of life-style related conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. MORE

 

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  • The entire nation celebrated Janmashtami. It is natural to remember Kurukshetra when we remember Lord Krishna.

    Narendra Modi
  • People affected by Sunkoshi landslide going through tremendous psychological pressure- Need to provide Psychological First Aid.

    Tara Adhikari
  • Pashupati's way of differentiating between Hindus and non-Hindus is totally anachronistic, arbitrary and absurd. Everyone must be allowed in.

    Kunda Dixit
  • We want & welcome Indian investment. But don't want to see Nepali people cheated & only a fistful of Nepali leaders gain during the process

    Nepali Journalists
  • Wondering why Finance Minister (Dr @ramsmahat) increased the registration cost of motorbikes. Is it because he drives an expensive 4WD?

    Nepali Journalists
  • India budget of INR 37,880 crore for highways good for subcontinent as a whole. But it could spur further exploitation of Nepal's Chure/Siwalik.

    Kanak Mani Dixit
  • Symbolism as important as substance in loud and melodramatic democracies like India - National Symbols / Like Unity/Patel Memorial important

    Samir Saran
  • When will our newsrooms realize they can control google ads? "meet pretty girls" ads are a bit distasteful next to a sexual violence story.

    Paavan Mathema
  • The announcement of Sushma's visit to Nepal may activate lobbyists of 'Hindu Rastra' and Monarchy. She would do well to ignore them.

    SD Muni
  • While preparing to visit Nepal next month Modi must restrain BJP's Hindutva forces who are promising the revival of Hindu Rastra & Monarchy.

    SD Muni
  • The Maoist defeat proves yet again their 2008 victory was a fluke- coupled with their intimidation & people's desire 4 peace.

    Nepali Journalists
  • After reading @setopati report of Rahman one can easily say its had been done to terrorize common civilian. Is police going for vendetta?

    Pramod Bhagat
  • "The only way to bring about the leveling of caste is to appropriate the culture, the education which is the strength of the higher castes. That done, you have what you want." -Vivekananda

    Nilambar Acharya
  • Politics prevails over national interest again. Opposition obstructed budget session second day also.

    Ram Sharan Mahat
  • In most authoritarian regimes - military or otherwise - the first chop falls on media. Happened in #Nepal, happening in Thailand.

    Damakant Jayshi

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Opinion

  • Life expectancy and new challenges Life expectancy and new challenges

    Latest developments confirm that Nepal has already entered the stage of health transition wherein non-communicable diseases are the main causes of mortality. While embracing the health similar to middle-income countries, Nepal faces unprecedented challenges of quickly gaining momentum to the preventative aspects of life-style related conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.

    Dr. Sudan Prasad Neupane

  • Nepal's political parties and their power mentality Nepal's political parties and their power mentality

    The crux of Nepal's problems largely lie in the political parties' mentality to rule. Such tendency will never resolve Nepal’s existing problems of poverty, unemployment, large scale temporary and permanent migration, unbalanced regional development, among others.

    Chandra Sharma Poudyal

Blog

  • Understanding Nepal through KIMFF Understanding Nepal through KIMFF

    Katmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) is totally a different kind. This festival is about offering food for the mind and the heart of curious audience. It’s about mountains, challenges and beauty; it's also about different global as well as local social issues.

    Isabelle Lippitsch

  • Global warming and its implications in South Asia Global warming and its implications in South Asia

    Even though SAARC Summit was a perfect place to find a common agenda, leaders did not take a definite step on climate change. The meeting only agreed to establish a rapid response to natural disasters and underlined the urgency to establish a legal protocol by the end of 2015. Nepal, being the host and one of the most vulnerable countries, should have initiated the conversation.

    Suman Gautam

Readers Column

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