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I was sitting inside the dark, yak-hair tent of a nomad family in Ladakh, in the Indian Himalaya. Outside, some scruffy sheep searched for greenery among the cold and barren moonscape, and large raptors circled in the thermals. As we huddled around the hearth, the old man handed me a small glass of salty, yak-butter tea.
“There were wolves here two nights ago,” he told me through a translator. “This…
By Aaron Thomas, WRAL reporter
Around 99% of COVID cases and deaths in May and June came from people who were not fully vaccinated, according to data from North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.
The importance of the vaccine is evident to the friends and family of a Morrisville man who died from virus-related complications after contracting it while visiting family in Nepal.
Friends and neighbors of Amit…
WASHINGTON, July 8, 2021 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved two separate additional financing of $50 million each to support the implementation of the government’s flagship School Sector Development Program, and improve efficiency in the public resource management systems of Nepal’s health sector.
“Strengthening Nepal’s school sector and building resilient health systems are critical for human capital development, particularly for poor and vulnerable populations,” stated Faris…
Men sit at a resting area after getting vaccinated against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as the government started a campaign to vaccinate elderly people above 65 years old, in Lalitpur, Nepal March 7, 2021. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) – The United States is shipping 3 million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to Indonesia, with another 1.5 million doses of the Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N)vaccine heading to Nepal…
A special flight of Nepal Airlines brought from Israel a consignment of medical support today. The consignment consists of medical equipment and supplies including ventilators, oxygen concentrators, masks, PPEs and coverall, provided by the Government and people of the State of Israel as well as the Nepali community living in Israel to support the ongoing fight against COVID-19 in Nepal. The Embassy of Nepal in Tel Aviv coordinated for mobilization…
2.8 million food-insecure people
1.84 million malnourished pregnant and lactating women
US$ 3.98 million, six-month (June 2021 – Nov 2021) net funding requirements
• COVID-19 cases in Nepal hovered around the 9,000-daily mark for much of May before finally dropping in the last week of the month. Tight restrictions on movement across much of the country are credited for the reduced transmission and positivity rate.
• Nepal reported 2,077 fresh COVID-19 cases, 28 fatalities on July 7; with relaxation of prohibitory orders, COVID-19 cases increasing in Kavre, Sudurpaschim Province; Kathmandu public transport vehicles and businesses flouting safety health protocols, health experts fear a ‘stressful situation’
• Possible red-tapism could deter vaccine clinical trials in Nepal, say Health Research Council officials
• Nepal getting Johnson & Johnson’s single-shot COVID-19 vaccine under COVAX,…
OPINION / VIEWPOINT
Nepal values CPC’s enduring lessons: veteran Nepal Communist Party member
By Global Times Published: Jul 07, 2021 08:43 PM
Editor’s Note:China‘s ruling Communist Party of China (CPC) just celebrated its centennial on July 1. With its success in leading China from a poor country into a globally strong state, what can China‘s neighboring countries learn from the CPC’s experience? Krishna Bahadur Mahara (Mahara), former speaker…
KATHMANDU, July 6 (Xinhua) — The Chinese government and China-based companies and organizations have been aiding Nepal in its battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the latest data released by Nepal‘s Department of Health Services.
Besides the Chinese government, nine China-based private companies and non-governmental organizations had contributed medical equipment and other supplies to Nepal, whose health system was burdened with high infections and deaths in May…
Olga Murray found her purpose in life right before she retired. The now 96-year-old was at the end of her legal career when she took a vacation to a place she’d never been — she traveled to Nepal on a whim.
“The minute I landed I fell in love with the country,” Murray said. “The children, they held my hand, they laughed. They were just so delightful and they wanted…