Global Public Health



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Diseases | Environmental Public Health | Environmental Studies | Epidemiology | Public Health

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This Public Health Brief calls to attention the issues plaguing Nepal as a result of both frequent natural disasters and poor healthcare infrastructure. The geographic characteristics of Nepal are shown to be a major factor in the damage and aftermath of natural disasters such as earthquakes. Due to its status as a poor and economically weakened country, Nepal must rely heavily on outside aid in order to alleviate the pressure of frequently occurring natural disasters. Despite work being done by several Non-Governmental Organizations, Nepal has a long way to go before they are able to independently manage the outcomes of disasters and achieve acceptable sanitation standards. With a cooperative relationship and continued support, significant progress can be made to help Nepal improve and eventually solidify their public health care systems.