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WHO Nepal chief: Instead of more tests, Nepal should focus on improving quarantine facilities

As the world is struggling to combat the Covid-19 spread, the World Health Organisation, the United Nations health agency, is advising the governments worldwide to strengthen their responses. The agency is also working with the government of Nepal, which is widely criticised for slow testing and inefficient response measures. Interestingly, the WHO has not given […]

Everest Day: A conversation with Nepal’s Everest height measurement leader

Born in a tiny Himalayan hamlet called Handaule of the Kaski district in Nepal, Khimlal Gautam would glance at Mt Machapuchhre every clear day of his childhood. Lying just within 20 kilometres away from his village, Machhapuchhre nurtured his love for magical mountains of Nepal. However, the first mountain he heard a name of was […]