Ramjee Bhandari

Ramjee Bhandari
University of Chester | UC · Faculty of Health and Social Care

PhD

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This chapter presents the findings of the work of the Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) that is funded via UK Research and Innovation as part of the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). The chapter is based on case study research conducted in two cities in each of the seven countries in...
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In Chapter Three, ‘Placing Health in Austerity’, Ramjee Bhandari engages with a key debate within geographical research as to whether the health and wellbeing of an individual is determined by their own attributes (the compositional theory) and/or the political economy and environmental attributes of the area where the person lives (contextual appr...
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Rwanda, despite being a predominantly rural country, has remarkably performed in the post-conflict (late 1990s) period on the socioeconomic fronts. Contemporary challenges in Rwanda's capital city, Kigali, are widespread informality, both in the economy and urban built environment. Informality significantly hinders human health and wellbeing attain...
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http://www.centreforsustainablecities.ac.uk/news/support-thy-neighbour-why-a-strong-local-response-will-help-beat-covid-19/ The COVID-19 pandemic currently spreading its tentacles to all four corners of the globe has demonstrated how critical strong national governance and international cooperation are when the world faces a colossal crisis. But l...
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Health and social sectors were significantly pressured following the Gorkha earthquake in 2015. Acute and long-standing health impacts are common occurrences after an earthquake and require robust preparedness and timely management. This chapter explores the health outcomes and establishes their link with different levels/layers of risk factors fro...
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Stockton-on-Tees has the highest geographical inequalities in health in England with the life expectancy at birth gap between the most and deprived neighbourhoods standing at over 17 years for men and 11 years for women. In this study, we provide the first detailed empirical examination of this geographical health divide by: estimating the gap in p...
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Forthcoming, The full citation is below, BHANDARI, R., SHRESTHA, C. & MISHRA, S. R. 2017. Health in Nepal earthquake: ways forward. In: BRACKEN, L., RUSZCZYK, H. & ROBINSON, T. (eds.) After the shaking stops: perspectives on the 2015 Nepal earthquake. London: Palgrave
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Background: Diarrhoeal diseases remain a major cause of mortality of children aged under-five years in the developing countries including Nepal. The transmission of diarrhoea mostly caused by biological agents and is facilitated by the behavioural, social and environmental factors. More recently, the concept of prevention altering these factors is...
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Background Leisure-time physical activity is essential for healthy and physically active life; however, this domain of physical activity is less common in developing countries. Information on leisure time physical activity and sedentary behaviour among Nepalese population is not available. The study was carried out to assess leisure time physical a...
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Background: Considering the commitment and investment of Nepal to reduce maternal and child mortality, understanding service utilization and factors associated with a child and maternal health services is important. Objectives: This study was examined the factors associated with utilization of maternal and child health services in Kapilvastu Dis...
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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/hprospect.v11i0.7431 Health Prospect 2012;11:40-41
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The use of Child Health Card (CHC) has been found effective to assess overall health status of children worldwide. The tool is simple, cost-effective and easy to use yet standard enough to interpret. Nepal recently made contextual modifications in 2006 and has incorporated it into the Health Management Information System. The card is issued to all...
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The purpose of this study was to analyze the distribution of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in terms of time, place, and person among inpatients at the Mid Western Regional Hospital (MWRH) in Nepal. A descriptive cross-sectional study was carried out by analyzing trends using secondary data for the fiscal years 2006-2009 in the inpati...

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The current political and economic situation in the UK means that understanding how the local context shapes health inequalities is of increasing importance and there is a clear need to expand our empirical and theoretical knowledge of the complex causal factors involved. This mixed method, intensive interdisciplinary case study will methodologically reshape and localise the study of health inequalities. Drawing on insights from geography, social epidemiology, psychology, sociology, anthropology, history and social policy, it will engage with, advance and influence several key debates around the aetiology, development and localised experience of health inequalities in an age of austerity.