In Nepal, health care services are provided by both the public and private sectors, albeit they might not meet international standards. In Nepal's rural areas, disease incidence is noticeably greater than in other south Asian nations. A portion of the population, particularly those in rural poverty, is at a high risk of contracting infectious diseases or malnutrition and dying as a result. Unfortunately, the country's health care, nutrition, sanitation, and hygiene standards are not very high. Additionally, a sizable section of the populace of the nation, mostly in rural areas, is not served by the services. A typical Nepalese can expect to live for 68 years.
Diabetes, neo-natal problems, stroke, ischemic heart disease, roadway injuries, COPD, diarrheal disease, and lower respiratory infections are the main causes of sickness and death in Nepal.
In recent years, Nepal has significantly improved the health of mothers and children. The national vaccination program has been broadly adopted and successfully carried out in Nepal and is a priority 1 program (P1). In Nepal, malnutrition continues to be a significant obstacle to children's survival. Surprisingly, mental health is one of the areas of healthcare in Nepal that has received the least attention in terms of awareness and treatment.
Although vaccines are not necessary for travelers visiting Nepal, depending on the time of year they will be traveling, we may advise specific vaccinations or drugs as preventive measures. You need to have a certificate of fitness if you're coming from a nation where Yellow Fever is present. Before entering Nepal, we advise visitors to be current on standard vaccines.
Especially visitors to Nepal, we strongly advise vaccination against tetanus, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, typhoid, rabies, cholera, malaria, dengue, and Japanese encephalitis. Although the risk of malaria transmission from a particular species of mosquito is quite high in Kathmandu and other high-altitude areas of the nation, it is always advisable to take preventive measures against the illness, at the very least when traveling to the lowlands and tropical forested areas. When planning a trip to Nepal, we recommend that you speak with your doctor for complete information on the necessary medications or vaccinations.