Category: Nepal

Blog: Introducing Pokhara Metropolitan City: The urban poor and the local health system

By Shreeman Sharma, HERD International Image depicts clients making inquiries at a primary health care centre in Pokhara Metropolitan City. Photo: Shreeman Sharma, HERDi HERD International is a partner in the CHORUS research consortium. We are implementing a study in Pokhara Municipality of Nepal to understand the local health system, and we aim to contribute…


Video: The impact of COVID-19 responses on the urban poor in Nepal

Our Partners HERD International highlight the findings of the CHORUS study on how the government and private sector responses impacted the urban poor in Nepal during the pandemic. From the first case detected in January 2020 and the response measures that followed, the urban poor were hardest hit, and this was compounded by poor communication,…


Covid & Cities Blog – 3rd in the series

Urban health concerns and non-communicable diseases in Nepal by Anchal Thapa, HERD International The burden of non-communicable diseases (NCD) has grown rapidly in Nepal, and contributes to  two-thirds (66 %) of the total deaths that occur in the country. The majority of the NCD related deaths are attributable to the four major non communicable disease…


Covid & Cities Blog – 2nd in the series

Role of the private sector in COVID-19 response in urban areas: Lessons from Ghana, Nepal, Nigeria and Bangladesh. by Helen Elsey The 17th International Conference on Urban Health (ICUH) was held on 6-8 July 2021. A key theme of the conference was urban governance and public health systems in the time of COVID-19. CHORUS –…