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UN help for Nepalese health

10th August 2006

10082006_nepal1.jpgCivilians in Nepal are to have access to treatment in special camps organized by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with support from the European Commission. They have been unable to access lifesaving reproductive health care during the country's decade-long civil conflict.

The agency announced that over the next year mobile services will be organized  to reach approximately 15,000 women, men and adolescents camps in six hill and mountain districts of Nepal's far-western and mid-western regions.

Over 80 per cent of the country’s population lives in rural areas, where basic medical care is limited, with the armed conflict exacerbating the lack of facilities, supplies and health workers.

According to UNFPA temporary facilities will be set up by mobile medical teams offering family planning, emergency obstetric care, and diagnosis and performing surgical procedures. They will also offer counselling and treatment of potentially life-threatening concerns such as sexually transmitted infections; HIV/AIDS and gender-based violence.

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Title: UN help for Nepalese health
Author: Sue Knights
Article Id: 630
Date Added: 10th Aug 2006

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