Human fascioliasis: An emerging life-threatening disease is testing Nepal’s doctors

In August 2015, a 45-year-old woman from Surkhet of Karnali province approached the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital with ‘unusual’ complaints. The patient was tired after visiting hospitals in Nepal and India for the past few months–none could diagnose her condition. Most doctors she visited had told her that she had cirrhosis (scarring of the liver), […]

This is how Nepal eliminated trachoma as a public health problem

When the World Health Organization last month announced that Nepal has become the first country in the South-East Asia region to eliminate trachoma ‘as a public health problem’, many Nepalis, especially those living in central and eastern hills and urban areas, were taken by surprise—apparently because they had never heard about the ailment before. On the […]