gender based violence

Preventing Gender-based Violence

When I was only a child, I remember our house helper, who helped us with the chores, was at times severely bruised and wounded. On such days, my mother used to offer her food and listen to her problems. I later found out she was married to a drunkard. Her husband used to steal all........

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Manage your Diabetes with “STAR”

Diabetes is the condition characterized by elevated levels of glucose in the blood (hyperglycemia) resulting from defects in insulin secretion, insulin action or both. Management of Diabetes means controlling blood glucose level. Controlling of blood glucose level can be done by monitoring blood glucose level at home. This is called self-monitoring of blood glucose level.........

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Brave Bitter Gourd

The Brave Bitter Gourd

An Apple, a Mango, a Banana, and a Bitter gourd meet each other after 23 years.  Apple: Hi guys! I am very busy these days. I had to manage my schedule to meet you today. Bitter gourd: *Furiously* Oh really?? Apple: *Proudly* Yes, I am in huge demand these days. And all that is not just........

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Malnutrition and Youth

According to World Bank, over 1/3rd of child mortality in Nepal is due to malnutrition and reasons associated with it. Despite of several efforts to reduce malnutrition in Nepal, the findings of recent NDHS 2016 report reveals, 36% of children in Nepal are stunted, 10% are wasted and 27% are underweight. It is a proven fact that........

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Breastfeeding Facts

Collected by: Kritee Lamichhane 1. World Health Organization (WHO) recommends breastfeeding should begin within one hour of birth 2. Breastfeeding should be “on demand”, as often as the child wants day and night (Usually 8-12 times in 24 hours), bottles or pacifiers should be avoided 3. A child must be exclusively breastfed for the first six months of life.........

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Get menstru-nutritious and be unstoppable!

I got my first period at the age of 13. I used to study in grade 8. I vividly remember losing consciousness in school assembly due to heavy bleeding and severe menstrual cramps. I was unaware of what was happening to me. My first period was a scary and bitter experience which I will never........

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We are what our environment is

Ever since I remember my childhood, I was told that the trees and plants can hear, see and feel like us, humans. At the age of 25, I now know that they don’t, but, I don’t think it would be wrong to say that my love for nature grew with this particular myth. As I........

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Diary of Aayam’s Mother

-Written by Saina Shrestha [Note* This article intends to correlate the inter-generational cycle of malnutrition in Nepali communities (especially rural), and how the cultural feeding practices have direct or incidental impact on the maternal and child health. Aayam’s mother as the narrator tells her story as a girl child, as a young adolescent, and as........

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HIV & Breastfeeding : Is it right?

It is a known fact that that an HIV-positive mother can infect her baby through breastfeeding. However, if correct measures are taken, the risk of transmission can be reduced and the child can received adequate nutrition and antibodies through breastfeeding. Every HIV positive mother has the right to have all the relevant and correct information........

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The official unmasking: my beauty secret

By: Saina Shreshta As I made my way through the corridor to my cabin, I noticed Linda hurrying from the other side. I waved my hand and started walking towards her. With hands full of filed documents, I could see Linda short-winded, managing to shove off saying, “You look flawless! Fill me in with the........

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“We are not just the future, but the change-makers of the present.”

“After I was selected to attend the One Young World Summit in Bogotá, Colombia, as an OFID-sponsored delegate, I received a message from Nischal Baskota, a young Nepali social entrepreneur based in the US. Nischal is the owner of a tea company—Nepal Tea LLC—and had read about my work in a blog post shared on........

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Nutribeads for Making Nutrition Better!

High prevalence of malnutrition is one of the major public health problems in Nepal. It is one of the leading causes of child mortality & morbidity in the country. Thousands of children miss the opportunity to reach their full potential due to the physical and mental effects of poor nutrition in the critical window of........

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Nutrition and Youth Advocacy Days

-Richa Neupane, Teach For Nepal “In our school, younger students come to school with a five or ten rupee note every morning and before assembly, they buy chamcha paun, candy, instant noodles etc. It was a very apt awareness program for our school. The SOCHAI team carried their work impeccably and they very much aligned........

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Red Cycle Bracelet: What-Why-How?

The Red Cycle Bracelet i.e. the Menstruation Bracelet is based on the calendar method of fertility awareness. In the bracelet, different colored beads are arranged in a way that helps track an average menstrual cycle of 28 days. The bracelet is developed as an education tool to better understand the monthly menstruation cycle in an........

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Taking Action To Tackle Menstrual Taboos – Photo Story

देवी को सहर मा देवी नै अछुत , आखिर किन ?“From the very beginning, just when we’ve learned to be on our two feet, we’re taught to fold our hands, bow our heads, close our eyes and put forth a prayer whenever present before a holy deity. And most of us were hesitant to side........

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पोषण स्तरोन्नति गर्ने दृढ सोचका साथ ‘सोचाई-पोषणका लागी युवा’

पोषण तथा यस सम्बन्धि जानकारीको अभावले हाम्रो गाँउ–समाजमा गम्भिर समस्याहरु निम्त्याएको महसुस गरेपछि, जनस्वास्थ्य, फार्मेसी, समाजसेवा र मिडिया जस्ता विविध पृष्ठभूमिका ४ युवा विद्यार्थीहरू, बोनिता शर्मा, नेहा मल्ल, मन्जिता राजोपाध्याय र आशुतोष कार्कीमा नेपालीहरूको स्वास्थ्य र पोषण स्तरोन्नति गर्ने दृढ सोचका साथ “सोचाई – पोषणका लागी युवा”, एक सामाजिक अभियानको सुरुवात भयो । विश्व स्वास्थ्य........

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We are the Social Changemakers and Innovators (SOCHAI) and just like Dean Kamen, we believe that, “every once in a while, a new technology, an old problem, and a simple idea can turn into an impactful innovation.” Since past one and half year, SOCHAI has been working at the grass-root level for addressing the issues........

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-Sagar Parajuli World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. This year the World Breastfeeding week is being celebrated with the slogan “Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding”. This theme/slogan was chosen to focus on supporting both parents to be empowered........

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