About Nepal Public Health Foundation

Nepal confronts with triple burden of diseases, malnutrition, and a weak health system as the major threat to nation's health as well as a formidable barrier to meeting Millennium Development Goal. While communicable diseases are still an important cause of preventable deaths, the chronic non-communicable diseases have emerged as major killers. Injuries and disasters, along with emerging and reemerging diseases associated with the change in environment, constitute the third category in the burden of diseases.

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It is a subject not only close to my heart, but one for which generations of doctors and health professionals have struggled in the past and continue to do so       in the present. In fact, to understand the concept of the “right to health”, in general and in its particular manifestations, it must be placed within the context of   struggles for health, struggles that are accentuated by overall crises in the economic or political life of societies, and often come into sharp focus during great democratic movements. 

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