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Infrastructure Challenges Impede Nepal’s Goal to Improve Health Care

Region: Nepal

Topics: AccessAutonomyDevelopmentHealthInfrastructureWomen's Rights

Women in rural areas can face 20-hour journeys on foot to give birth in a hospital. Nepal has ambitious plans to fight maternal mortality and bring facilities to underserved areas – but the reality looks much tougher.

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Why are Patients Rejecting Nepal’s Free Healthcare?

Region: Nepal

Topics: AccessHealthPoliticsPower

Millions of people have signed up for Nepal’s national health insurance, which offers free service at approved healthcare facilities for an annual premium. But more than 20% are opting not to renew.

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With Doctors and Money in Short Supply, Mentally Disabled Suffer in Rural Nepal

Region: Nepal

Topics: AccessHealth

Families in rural Nepal, often isolated and impoverished, struggle to care for children with special needs. Healthcare is scarce in mountain villages and mental healthcare is even harder to find, leaving mentally disabled people without basic treatment or even diagnoses.

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