Nepal faces new omicron-fueled coronavirus surge
20 January 2022 | 5:50 pm
Health officials are worried the sheer number of new infections will once again overwhelm the Himalayan country's fragile health care system.
18 Aug 2022
18 Aug 2022
Regulators in the UK are again the first in the world to provisionally approve a new COVID vaccine for use. The latest shot, from Moderna in the US, is supposed to offer protection against the Omicron variant as well.
1 Sep 2022
The revamped vaccines by Moderna and BioNTech-Pfizer specifically target the currently dominant BA.4/BA.5 omicron subvariants. The jabs are part of a fall vaccination campaign that could begin within days.
29 Oct 2022
Researchers in Botswana and South Africa, who separately identified the COVID-19 omicron variant, are the winners of the 2022 German Africa Award.
2 Nov 2022
Despite the potential for abuse and exploitation, Middle Eastern countries continue to attract hundreds of thousands of Nepali migrant workers every year.
18 Nov 2022
As Nepal goes to the polls, independent candidates say progressive platforms offer a desired alternative to traditional parties.
4 Dec 2022
In November 2021, a team of researchers headed by Professor Tulio de Oliveira discovered the Omicron variant. Long before the COVID-19 pandemic, scientists in South Africa were doing research on epidemics. Yet not everyone approves of their work.
30 Nov 2022
After no party emerged as a clear victor in national elections, Nepal is again facing a hung parliament, raising fears of protracted governmental instability.
18 Dec 2022
Communities across Nepal are worried about increasing cases of missing children — fearing children are being trafficked for labor and sexual exploitation both in Nepal and abroad.
27 Dec 2022
Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the leader of the Maoist communist party, was backed by over half of the newly elected lower house of Parliament.
In Nepal, at least three mothers die every day while giving birth. The Himalayan nation has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the world. The far west of the country is one of the worst affected regions. For a simple check-up or ultrasound, some women have to walk for hours.
State-run TV has shown footage of smoke billowing up from the wreckage site following the crash near Pokhara International Airport. Nepal has been plagued by air travel safety issues for years.
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