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HIV and PMTCT factsheet Nepal : High yield

HIV and PMTCT factsheet Nepal : High yield

Epidemiology

First reported human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection in Nepal in 1988
Individuals infected with HIV-16,262 ((NCASC; August 2010 data).
The most recent population based estimates (NCASC, 2009) - 63,528 adults and children
Estimated prevalence of 0.39% in the adult population.
During 2009, an estimated 4,701 adults and children died from Acquired Immune Deficiency (AIDS) related causes.
Almost 29% of all people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Nepal are …

Nepal Data fact-sheet for IOM MD/MS Entrance

Nepal Data fact-sheet for IOM MD/MS Entrance

Data factsheet from Annual report of Nepal 2068/69- Children Data
o Malnutrition and under‐nutrition diminishes cognitive and economic growth of the affected population which in turn reduces GDP by at least 3 percent.
o The NDHS 2011 has also estimated low birth weight (i.e. “very small” or “smaller than average”) at 12 percent
o Neonatal Mortality rate- 33/1000
o Infant Mortality Rate- 46/1000
o Under …

Compounding Medicine & The Bigger Picture

Compounding Medicine & The Bigger Picture

 Compounded medicine used to be a quaint stock in hospitals and pharmacies 2 decades ago, but the increase in prices of drugs and external treatment cost along with excess demand have brought back personalized medicine into patient care scenario.

 Compound drugs are no longer being used just for patients with unusual conditions or premature infants. They’re now being seen as a …

How Current Technologies Are Improving Patient Knowledge

How Current Technologies Are Improving Patient Knowledge

In today’s world, many people attempt to diagnose their own problems based on the symptoms they are having while referring to Google. In many cases, the diagnosis has been as accurate as what many doctor’s would provide. This doesn’t mean that patients should be encouraged to determine their own treatment. Nor does this knowledge entitle anyone to perform operations on themselves or others. However, …

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