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The COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal: Emerging evidence on the effectiveness of action by, and cooperation between, different levels of government in a federal system.

Adhikary, P., Balen, J., Gautam, S., Ghimire, S., Karki, J., Lee, A., Marahatta, S. B., Panday, S., Pohl, G., Rushton, S., Sapkota, S., Simkhada, P., Subedi, M., Van Teijlingen, E. and Nepal Federal Health System Team, , 2020. The COVID-19 pandemic in Nepal: Emerging evidence on the effectiveness of action by, and cooperation between, different levels of government in a federal system. Journal of Karnali Academy of Health Sciences, 3. (In Press)

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Abstract

A new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) caused by a novel pathogen (SARS-CoV-2) spread rapidly around the world in the early months of 2020, and was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on 11 March. COVID-19 has, and continues to have, large implications for individuals, societies, and for national health systems across the globe. Due to its novelty and impact, it has challenged all health care systems where the virus has taken hold. The ways in which governments and health systems have responded have varied widely across the world. In the case of Nepal, the pandemic represented a major test for the newly decentralised health system, created as a result of the implementation of the 2015 federal constitution. This paper, which forms a part of our large on-going study of the decentralisation of the health system in the country, presents some of the early evidence on the effectiveness of the actions taken by Federal, Provincial and Local Governments and the levels of cooperation and coordination between them.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2616-0064
Uncontrolled Keywords:Nepal ; Coronavirus ; COVID-19 ; Health organisation ; Health Systems
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:34506
Deposited By: Unnamed user with email symplectic@symplectic
Deposited On:07 Sep 2020 15:29
Last Modified:07 Sep 2020 15:29

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