Category Archives: Public Health Activities

Public Health Activities of District Public Health Office.

Bednets and Essential Drugs for Refugees

March 24, 2011. Morang. Ministry of Health and Population, District Public Health Office Morang has provided 290 bed nets (LLIN) and Essential drugs to fire affected Bhutanese refugees of Sanischare camp of Morang district. A team lead by DPHO Nawaraj Subba today visited the camp engulfed by fire at Sanischare refugee camp. Team has taken information about health condition of refugees from Camp Incharge Dr. Vampa Rai and AMDA PHC Incharge Dr. Puspa Raj Sharma.  Total 278 huts were engulfed by fire on March 25, 2011.

Sanischare SHP and Pathari SHP have been providing health care services to these refugees living in Sanischare camp according to Office. DPHO has given instructions to Incharges Tika Limbu and Murari Acharya to provide and facilitate additional health care and commodities to these fire affected refugees.

A Public Health Book Released

A book entitled ‘Janaswasthya Abhyas Ra Anubhav’ ‘जनस्वास्थ्य अभ्यास र अनुभव’ on Public Health is written by Dr. Nawaraj Subba has been published at the beginning of the new year 2074. The book comprises of twenty articles written in different public health issues and problems at district and national level in Nepal. Health promotion and research-based activities are also included in the book. Download link for the PDF e-book> Click

Articles Published

*Suicides in Ilam District of Nepal
American Journal of Applied Psychology, Volume 4, Issue 6, November 2015, Pages: 137-141
Received: Sep. 20, 2015; Accepted: Sep. 29, 2015; Published: Oct. 12, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajap.20150406.11  Click

*Traditional Practices on Mother and Child Health Care in Rajbanshi Community of Nepal (Nawa Raj Subba) American Journal of Health Research Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages:310-317. DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20150305.18  CLick

*Postpartum Depression Relating to Smoking and Drinking Habits of Husbands Among Rajbanshi Mothers in Nepal (Nawa Raj Subba*, Shishir Subba) American Journal of Health Research. Volume 3, Issue 5, September 2015, Pages:293-297. DOI: 10.11648/j.ajhr.20150305.15 Click


Workshop on Vector Borne Disease held in Janakpur

Jan 12-13, 2012. Papers on researches done in different districts of Nepal have been presented in a workshop held in Janakpur. Professors from TU Institution of Medicine, BPKIHS, Clinicians and Public Health Experts from Government of Nepal presented and DHO/DPHO/ VCO were participated in the workshop.  A finding indicated that Insecticide Residual Spraying (IRS) is still cost-effective in Nepal than Insecticide Treated Bed nets (LLIN).

Homeopathic Service Extended

Nov 10, 2011, Biratnagar. Nepal Homeopathic Association has extended its services by opening OPD services at Biratnagar-17. In an opening ceremony chaired by Dr. Jeewan Prakash, chief guest or DPHO Nawaraj Subba opened OPD services. Dr Raman Prasad Yadav welcomed to all participants and Dr Ravi Prakash and Dr Shrawan Kumar Yadav highlighted about Homeopathic services.

समुदायमा होमियोपैथिक सेवा विस्तार । कार्तिक २४, २०६८ विराटनगर । विराटनगर– १७ भेटनरी चौकमा होमियोपैथिक सेवा विस्तार भएको छ । नेपाल होमियोपैथिक चिकित्सक संघद्वारा संचालित ओ.पि.डी. सेवाको प्रारम्भ एक समारोहमा गरियो । संघका अध्यक्ष डा. जीवन प्रकाशको अध्यक्षतामा सम्पन्न सम्द्घाटन समारोहका प्रमुख अतिथि तथा जिल्ला जनस्वास्थ्य कार्यालय मोरङका प्रमुख नवराज सुब्बाले ओ.पि.डि सेवाको उद्घाटन गर्नुभयो । कार्यक्रममा डा. रमनप्रसाद गुप्ताले स्वागतमन्तव्य, डा. रविप्रकाश, डा. श्रवणकुमार यादव लगायतले होमियोपैथिक चिकित्सा सेवाबारे प्रकाश पार्नुभएको थियो । सोही अवसरमा होमियापैथिक चिकित्सा सेवामा महत्वपूर्ण योगदान गर्ने तीनजनालाई सम्मानपत्र प्रदान गरिएको छ ।


10 Suicides in Letang during a Year

Mental Health problem is a serious Public Health issue in Letang VDC, Morang. There are 10 suicides committed in Letang during year of 2068 reported by Letang Primary Health Care Centre. Most cases are adolescent girls with stress and having love affairs and other age groups are of alcohol and drug addicted, chronic diseases and stress. However, the trend of suicide is decreasing year by year, which was at peak level during conflict. DPHO Morang is working for mental health in Letang and other VDCs in collaboration with CMC.

Disagree with the Evaluation Process

All focal persons expressed disagree on the currently published ‘Programme Performance Evaluation (FY 2066/67)’ of MoHP. Today in a meeting held at DPHO Morang, supervisors said the evaluation process is unscientific and biased.

HMIS focal person showed the pieces of evidence that they have sent all reports by e-mail in time except one month (1 day late in Kartik due to Tihar festival) but MoHP has given marks 2.5 out of 5 for Morang district. It is notable that the evaluation has given weight (20%) solely on recording and reporting which has encouraged districts to make good reporting rather than good coverage and access to the programmes.

The responsible division says as its limitation, however, evaluation is failing to show the real picture of districts due to the paper dependent evaluation process. Since it is ‘Programme Performance Evaluation’ its result seems far from the real situation of the districts, so the impact of the Public Health intervention has not been measured as expected.

Ambulence for Pathari Health Post

September 2, 2011, Pathari Morang. UNHCR has provided an ambulance to Pathari Health Post. In a ceremony organized at Pathari UNHCR Damak chief Riyanawati has handed over keys and a blue book of the ambulance to the chairman of Health Post Management Committee Mr. Mohan Raj Bhattarai today. The chief guest of the ceremony or DPHO Nawaraj Subba inaugurated the ambulance service on the same occasion at Pathari Health Post.

A felicitation to 99 yrs old Mr. Manjit Rai was done by wearing Dosalla and giving certificate by the chief guest of the program. Mr. Rai has made remarkable contribution to the health sector in Pathari for a long time.

Dr. Madhurima Bhadra from AMDA, Rup Narayan Bhattarai, Pom Dahal, Mohan Tumbapo, Tilak Bantawa and Murari Acharya spoke in ambulance handover and inauguration program.