Understanding the burden of disease in Nepal: a call for local evidence

B. Devleesschauwer, A. Ale, L. Duchateau, P. Dorny, R. Lake, P. Dhakal, S.B. Pun, B.D. Pandey, N. Speybroeck

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Abstract

The burden of disease, most commonly expressed in terms of Disability-Adjusted Life Years, has become a crucial component in decision making processes within the health sector. In Nepal, however, burden of disease estimates are scarce and lack representativeness. To improve our understanding of the burden of disease in Nepal and thereby increase the efficiency of health policies, there is an urgent need to strengthen thelocal evidencebased. All relevant stakeholders should therefore collaborate to generate new data, improve existing data generation mechanisms, make generated data available, and optimize the use of available data. Subjects: burden of disease; disability-adjusted life years; local evidence; nepal.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Nepal Health Research Council
Volume11
Issue number24
Pages (from-to)221-224
Number of pages4
ISSN1727-5482
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Keywords

  • National health
  • Disease burden
  • Quantification
  • DALYs
  • Data collection
  • National policies
  • Evidence-based
  • Estimation
  • Mortality
  • Causes of death
  • Nepal
  • Asia-South

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