The Dynamics of Health in Nepal

Editors: Wasti, S., Simkhada, P. and van Teijlingen, E.R.

Publisher: Social Science Baha

Place of Publication: Kathmandu

ISBN: 978 9937 2 9095 1


This unique edited work on changing health in Nepal consists of 13 chapters. Each chapter focuses on a different aspect of rapidly expanding field of health and health care research in Nepal. Each chapter is set within the social and cultural environment of the wider society. The chapter authors are all scholars with a wealth of experience in health and health services research in Nepal. Many are working in universities and international organisations in Nepal and overseas. This edited volume covers the bigger socio-political health issues such as ‘Modernisation & Diversity in Health Care, ‘Non-Communicable Diseases’, ‘Injury Prevention’ and ‘Media & Health’. The book also covers the lifespan, starting with ‘Customs and Beliefs Surrounding New Born Babies in Rural Areas’ to move to adolescents’ health in ‘Modernisation and Changes in Attitudes towards Sex and Relationships in Young People’, and finally, ‘Elderly Care in Nepal: A Growing Problem in a Changing Society’.

The book addresses key Public Health issues, such as inequalities in chapters on ‘Education and Health Outcomes in the Dalit Community’; ‘The Reduction of Maternal Mortality in Nepal’ and ‘Socio-cultural aspects of HIV/AIDS in Nepal’

Public Health is, of course, a global issue, but there are often country-specific issues. This book highlights two such local issues, namely: ‘Exploring Rebel Health Services’ and ‘Health and Social Issues of Migrants and Left-behind Families’. This book is key reading for students, academics and professionals working in public health, community medicine, nursing, international development, education and social sciences.

The editors Sharada Prasad Wasti, Edwin van Teijlingen and Padam Simkhada bring the salient issues from this book together under the heading ‘Final Thoughts’. Between them the editors have published more than 60 academic articles about health and healthcare management in Nepal.

Source: Manual

Preferred by: Edwin van Teijlingen