Despite the state of statelessness since 2006, and a ruinous war that pushed health care back decades, despite corruption and mismanagement, Nepal has surprised the international community with its progress in maternal-child health. This issue of Nepali Times has special coverage on the challenges ahead.
Hospitals that are affordable and efficient, health assistants who prefer to work in the districts, an amazing project to save the lives of mothers and newborns. Having a dedicated and compassionate general practitioner in a far-flung hospital makes the difference between life and death to many Nepalis every day.
A healthy majority, EDITORIAL
No home delivery, DAMBAR KRISHNA SHRESTHA in BARDIYA
Birkha Dai's clinic, ABHAYA SHRESTHA in MUGU
Do hospitals have to be so expensive?, ELIPHA PRADHANANGA in DHULIKHEL
Dhulikhel and Chhetrapati hospitals show the way in making health care affordable to all Nepalis