Insights 2023

Insights Special Issue 4: Special Edition on Urban October in Association with CHORUS – Research on Urban Health

Urbanization and Health in Nepal

Globally, over 55% of the population live in urban areas and this is set to rise to 68% by 2050 (WHO). Two thirds of the Nepalese population (67.2%) lives in urban area according to census 2021. Unplanned urbanization has contributed to  air pollution, improper waste management, alterations in dietary habits, and increased risk of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). This issue of INSIGHTS  will provide synopsis of demographic characteristics, air pollution (PM 2.5), waste management, overweight, raised blood pressure, mental health and different causes of deaths in urban population of Nepal.

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