Nawa Raj Subba

Nawa Raj Subba
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Public Health Specialist, Researcher, Author, Poet, Lyricist, and Essayist from Nepal.

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Introduction
Dr. Nawa Raj Subba is a public health specialist, researcher, and writer from Nepal who has also published books, research papers, and music albums. In addition, he is a poet, lyricist, and essayist in the field. For over three decades, he served in public health management for the Nepal government's Ministry of Health in various districts. He served as a District Public Health Officer in Morang and Jhapa of Eastern Nepal for over a decade and has now retired from service.
Additional affiliations
July 2014 - September 2015
freelancer
Position
  • Freelance Researcher
January 2003 - present
Purbanchal University
Position
  • Guest Lecturer
Description
  • working with master level student of rural development/population/sociology and bachelor students of public health and nursing.
January 2000 - November 2019
Public Health
Position
  • Researcher
Education
January 2008 - January 2015
Tribhuvan University
Field of study
  • Health Psychology

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Publications (36)
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The Eastern Regional Health Directorate (ERDH), Britain Nepal Medical Trust (BNMT), and other partners conducted a systematic evaluation study to assess the accessibility and utilization of healthcare services in Eastern Nepal in 2003 with full participation. All 16 districts, comprising more than 8,061 households in 203 villages, were served. Sinc...
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The Terai belt in Nepal's southern part is also called Madhesh/Madesh. However, According to the Nepal Academy, it is an old area between the Himalayas, the Bindhyachal Mountains, and the lowlands between Kurukshetra and Prayagraj. Furthermore, the dictionary compared the Madhesh of Nepal with Madhya Pradesh of India. This term then perplexes the r...
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Who was it that gave birth to existence and the universe? Curiosity is something that everyone has. It's an age-old question with no clear answer. We're reviewing myths for new information based on existing knowledge. Our forefathers and mothers wondered about this as well. It is impossible to know indeed what they were thinking. However, we discov...
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Nepal currently speaks languages from a variety of language families. Ethnic groups represent language families. The country's linguistic families include Indo-European, Sino-Tibetan, Austro-Asiatic, and Dravidian. Political, social, and literary perspectives are frequently employed to comprehend language and speakers. This article analyzes seconda...
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The review article provides an overview of the cultural developments of the indigenous Kirat Limbu community. The report comprehensively analyzes verifiable facts and evidence. It considers cultural, linguistic, historical, archaeological, and anthropological viewpoints. According to the Sanskrit book Yoginitantra, Kirat Limbu originated in Kushdes...
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Mundhum is knowledge. Kirat's Mundhum is comparable to the Hindu Vedas. Some even consider it folklore. The culture of Kirat was formed by combining Mundhum's wisdom and philosophy with faith. Tungdunge Mundhum is the story of Kirat Samba's ancestral relationship, empowerment, and travel details. Tungdunge used to be their ancestral deity to be wor...
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Biratnagar is a medical referral centre with tertiary health care in Eastern Nepal. The city population is 202,061, according to the 2011 census. There are 35 Health Care Facilities (HCFs) in the city as of 2014. There are 7 HCFs, 2 non-governmental HCFs, and 26 private HCFs. In 2014, the District Public Health Office Morang, the Biratnagar municip...
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In 2014, the District Public Health Office Morang assessed health care waste management in Biratnagar. Health workers visited health facilities with a semi-structured questionnaire and data collection checklists. According to the survey results, 10% of hospitals use incinerators. 80% of hospitals segregate waste, 60% have needle destroyer machines,...
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Subba' is a word that today defines a social ethnicity. In Nepal, the name is also often used in the administrative sector. People believe that when Prithvi Narayan Shah united Nepal, he established the title Subba. Limbu group claim that the Gorkha-Limbu pact signed during Nepal's unification did not grant Limbu rights. They have spread the miscon...
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Samba Phyang was born in Mewakhola, Nepal, and now resides in Nepal, India, Bhutan, and the United Kingdom. This anthropological investigation looked into their habits and evolution. The study has compared with other ethnic groups socially and culturally.
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The toponym of a place or river denotes the social, political, and economic clout of the local community at the time. Mewa Khola is a river in eastern Nepal that travels through the mountainous district of Taplejung. The Mewahangs who lived there toponym the Mewa Khola (river) that flows through the area. The article discusses the facts and reasons...
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Nepal is a country that is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. It has geographical regions such as mountains, hills, and plains. There are various ethnicities and cultures among the Kirat families who live in these three regions. Metaphysical intelligence has built the ethnic's culture. Native culture and geography have shaped ethnic identity and evol...
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Samba is a Kirat indigenous to Eastern Nepal. It is known as Limbu, Rai, and has clans. Phyang is a sub-clan of the Samba family. The available Samba genealogy is hazy in and of itself. Also, the histories of Nepal have kept them apart. They start talking after naming Samba. They have been almost to the limit, silent on earlier ancestors. The genea...
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Kirat is a historically allegorical tribe having various clans. We are discussing here two of them, Rai and Limbu. The study looked at how the Kirat divided into Rai and Lim bu, which influenced Phyang Samba's identity. T his article is a part of Phyang Samba's genealogical research. In Nepal, India, and Bhutan, a coordinator gathered information f...
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This review paper looked at some of the most relevant material on senior citizens' issues. The study aimed to use secondary data analysis to determine the most pressing needs of senior citizens. The essay examined their current situation, problems, and needs. Nepal's elderly population is growing every year. They have not received adequate care fro...
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Tungdunge Mundham is a Kirat mythology. This mythology tells the story of Tungdunge, the youngest son of Kokohabaraha, the god of the Koshibaraha region. He travels from the Saptakoshi area to Arun, Barun, and Tambar range looking for his brothers. As a kin Samba dynasty welcomed him in Mewakhola. On the one hand, this Mundhum carries religious sig...
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In many societies, the deadliest flood mark/s is common learning with different interpretations, preserved in myths like Kirat Yakthung Limbu's Lepmuhang Mundhum and Hindu's Matsya Puran, comparable to hundreds of evidence. Matsya (fish) saved Manu and disciples like fish saved Lepmuhang and Mundhum followers and taught them how to survive by farmi...
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A Paper presented in Nationwide Training of District Public Health Officers on Mental Health program in Nepal in the changing context of the country, 2017.
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This is a descriptive and cross-sectional study on the Rajbanshi of Nepal in 2010. The common theories in Ethnographic/Indigenous Psychological perspective, Social Construction theories and Public Health perspectives have navigated the study. This study poses both qualitative and quantitative methods: interviews, observations and examinations. Hous...
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This is a review article on jaundice outbreak occurred in Biratnagar during April-July 2014. The study reviewed the reports on hepatitis outbreak presented by District Public Health Officer Morang during a seminar organized by Nepal Health Research Council (NHRC), District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC) meetings and HMIS (Health Management In...
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This is a cross-sectional study on postpartum depression (PPD) among Rajbanshi mothers in Nepal. The objective of the study was to find out the prevalence rate of PPD and association between PPD in mothers with smoking/drinking habits of the husbands and perceived stress among Rajbanshi community. Quantitative methods employed using semi-structured...
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This is a qualitative study on traditional health care of mother and child in Rajbanshi community in Nepal. The aim of the study was to explore traditional maternal and child health care and to uncover harmful practices. Methods in this descriptive study employed in-depth interviews and FGDs with traditional birth attendants, traditional healers, f...
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This is a review of suicides through post-mortem reports committed in Ilam district of Nepal. The review is base on all total 112 post-mortem reports of three consecutive fiscal years (2001/02, 3002/03, 2003/04) available in District Health Office Ilam. Epi-Info software used to analyze the samples in the computer. Findings showed the ethnic distri...
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This is a cross-sectional study on postpartum depression (PPD) among Rajbanshi mothers in Nepal. The objective of the study was to find out the prevalence rate of PPD and association between PPD in mothers with smoking/drinking habits of the husbands and perceived stress among Rajbanshi community. Quantitative methods employed using semi-structured...
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Hepatitis Outbreak in Biratnagar Nepal 2014 NawaRaj Subba Abstract Hepatitis is inflammation of the liver caused by a variety of different viruses such as hepatitis A, B, C, D and E. Biratnagar is referral centre in Eastern region having public and private hospitals. Morang district has 1 million and Biratnagar has 200,000 populations. The purpose...
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Introduction: This is a cross-sectional study with the objective of identifying modification in delivery practice in Rajbanshi mothers of Nepal. Methodology: Both qualitative and quantitative tools were used. Semi-structured questionnaires covering 375 samples of its resident districts Morang, Jhapa and Sunsari districts and check lists for in-dep...
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This is a cross-sectional study with the objective of uncovering home and hospital delivery practices among Rajbansi of Nepal. Quantitative tools semi-structured questionnaires, check lists were used covering 375 samples of its resident districts Morang, Jhapa and Sunsari districts. Among Rajbanshi population 69.33% has done hospital delivery and 3...
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Medical Abortion service sites in Jhapa 1. Mechi Zonal Hospital 2. Surunga PHC 3. Dhulabari PHC 4. Sanischare PHC 5. MSI Damak 6. MSI Birtamod 7. FPAN Conclusion • Community based program (FCHV, Local HWs involved) • Community accepted (High demand) • Sound Technology • Successful and replicable pilot program Issues and Challenges • Access to be...
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Nepal is a country of multi cultural, multi-religious, multi-lingual, pluralistic and mosaic society. Ethnic communities have their own distinct healing practices. It has been widely felt that access of modern medication in the rural as well as in urban community is very low; despite the service outlets have been made available even at periphery le...
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Nepal had an established cadre of true communitybased health workers – FCHVs - in place since 1980’s. Strong history of role of FCHVs for distribution of vitamin A supplements and community-based management of pneumonia and diarrhea (ORS/zinc)through Community-based IMCI Existing model for gradual phased expansion of FCHV activities. Objective: T...
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This article presents the findings of public health status indicators of Morang District as studied by Lot Quality Assurance Sampling (LQAS) methods 2006. The contraceptive prevalence rate (CPR) and women receiving antenatal service from health workers were 42.0% and 46.0%, respectively. A total of 80.0% mothers were receiving iron tablets whereas...
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Health workers' training is an essential part of the immunization program in Nepal. The Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI) is a priority program of His Majesty's Government of Nepal. EPI is considered one of the most cost-effective health interventions. Vaccine-preventable diseases are routinely reported through the HMIS system, complemented by...
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This paper presents the demographic status of vasectomy clients in Sankhuwasabha district in Eastern Nepal based on the 427 face-sheets taken at camps in district during 3 consecutive years. More than half (55.0%) of the clients were Brahmin and Chhetri. Major occupation of clients was agriculture (73.7%) with a literacy rate of 83.0%. Mean age of...
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Culture is a complete whole, including knowledge, belief, customs, art, morals, law, and other capabilities and habits acquired by man as a member of society [1]. Different cultures, from their perspective, define the concept of disease and illness. Both material and non-material cultures are responsible for health. Nepal is where eastern and non-w...

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