Malaria Control Program

Malaria control project was first initiated in Nepal in 1954 with the support from USAID (then USOM). The objective of the project was to study  malaria mainly in Terai belt of central Nepal. In 1958, national malaria eradication program, was launched with the objective of eradicating malaria from the country within a stipulated time period. Due to various reasons the eradication concept was reverted to control program in 1978. Following the call of WHO to revamp the malaria control programs in 1998, Roll Back Malaria (RBM) initiative was launched to address the perennial problem of malaria in hard-core forestes, foot hills, inner Terai and valley areas of the hills, where more than 70 percent of the total malaria cases of the country prevail. The high risk of acquiring the disease is attributed to the abundance of vector mosquitoes, mobile and vulnerable population, relative inaccessibility of the area, suitable temperature, environmental and socio-economic factors. Currently malaria control activities are carried out in 65 districts at risk of malaria. The recent micro-stratification of the malaria risk areas and population up to most peripheral level administrative units, i.e. VDCs, are divided into four different categories based on number of malaria cases, geo-ecology promoting vector breeding and vulnerability due to migration and population movements.

Based on the micro-stratification performed in 2012, approximately 13.02 million population (47.9%) live in malaria endemic VDCS. Out of the estimated total population living in endemic areas, 0.98 million (3.62%) live in  high risk VDCs,  2.66 million (9.8%) live in moderate risk VDCs, and 9.38 million(34.52%) live in low risk VDCs. High and moderate risk VDCs show an API more than 0.5/1000 population, low VDCs less or equal to 0.5/1000 API but different from zero. A total population of 14.13(52.1%) is estimated to live in VDCs where malaria transmission is absent. The high risk areas consist of foothills and river belts, forest fringe areas, forests of Terai area, inner valleys and some Terai districts. Low risk VDCs lie in plain cultivated outer Terai, mountain , and mountain  river valleys.

News & Update

Jan 1

Update on Diarrhoea Outbreak in Dadeldhura District

Diarrhoea Sign and Symptoms: Loose rice watery stool 15-20 episodes associated with nausea, vomiting & abdominal pain. Affected area: Parshuram Municipality- 8 (Gairi gaun, Sano khola & Gupte gada, 3 villages) Approximately 70 houses in those 3 villages Onset: 29 Shrawan 2076 (14 August 2019) - Total 81 cases of diarrhea were treated till date (1 referred to Seti Zonal Hospital and currently the case is stable condition) - Cases were treated at Jamurani birthing center and Jogbuda Hospital since the onset - Health team from Health Office, Provincial Health Directorate along with the required logistics were mobilized to the affected area on 30 Shrawan 2076 - Local RRT also mobilized - Cases are in decreasing trend (Today only 4 new cases out of which currently, one admitted and is under IV) - Out of 2 stool samples collected one is vibrio cholera positive from Dadeldhura Hospital, Dadeldhura - The positive sample is planned to be brought to NPHL, Teku for re confirmation

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Update on Diarrhoea Outbreak in Dadeldhura District

Jan 1

डेंगु रोग सम्वन्धी विभिन्न स्थानीय तहबाट प्राप्त जानकारी

मिति: २०७६/०४/२२ जिल्लाः सुनसरी विरामीको संख्या धरान उप–महानगरपालिकामा अधिकतम रहेको । मिति २०७६/०१/३० गते देखि हाल सम्म डेंगुका विरामी संख्या: २,८०३ जना रहेको । मृत्यु कसैको नभएको । विरामीहरुको विभिन्न अस्पतालहरुमा उपचार भएको । नियमित रुपमा डेंगु रोग नियन्त्रण तथा बच्ने उपायहरुबारे सूचना प्रवाह भईरहेको । लामखुट्टेको बासस्थान , खोजी गरी लार्भा नष्ट गर्ने कार्यहरु नियमित रुपमा संचालन भईरहेको । जिल्ला: कास्की मिति २०७६/०४/१४ गते पोखरा महानगरपालिका वडा नं. ८ शिबालय पहिलो डेंगु विरामी देखा परेको । हालसम्म डेंगुका विरामी संख्या: १८ जना रहेको । मृत्यु कसैको नभएको । विरामीहरुको विभिन्न अस्पतालहरुमा उपचार भएको । नियमित रुपमा डेंगु रोग नियन्त्रण तथा बच्ने उपायहरुबारे सूचना प्रवाह भईरहेको । लामखुट्टेको बासस्थान, खोजी गरी लार्भा नष्ट गर्ने कार्य आजदेखि सुरु गरेको । जिल्ला: मकवानपुर मिति २०७६/०४/११ गते हेटौडा उप-महानगरपालिका वडा नं.४ मा डेंगु विरामी देखा परेको । हालसम्म डेंगुका विरामी संख्या: ३८ जना रहेको । मृत्यु कसैको नभएको । विरामीहरुको विभिन्न अस्पतालहरुमा उपचार भएको । नियमित रुपमा डेंगु रोग नियन्त्रण तथा बच्ने उपायहरुबारे सूचना प्रवाह भईरहेको । लामखुट्टेको बासस्थान, खोजी गरी लार्भा नष्ट गर्ने कार्य नियमित रुपमा संचालन भईरहेको । श्रोत: स्वास्थ्य संयोजक धरान उप–महानगरपालिका, रामबाबु यादव; RRT फोकल पर्सन यम बराल, स्वास्थ्य कार्यालय  कास्की; स्वास्थ्य संयोजक हेटौडा उप–महानगरपालिका सुपेन्द्र कार्की । Yearly Dengue Status

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डेंगु रोग सम्वन्धी विभिन्न स्थानीय तहबाट प्राप्त जानकारी

Jan 1

Dengue, Kala-azar and Malaria Trend

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Dengue, Kala-azar and Malaria Trend