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Fight Against Disease Is Part Of Peace-Building

Fight Against Disease Is Part Of Peace-Building

By Kamala Sarup

On April 7 every year we celebrate the World Health Day. The fight against disease is part of peace-building; it is part of our efforts to make a better, and safer Nepal for all. In Nepal poverty and lack of health facilities deprive millions people of their right to survive. A solution to this problem can be the coordinated efforts of the various programs. In addition, people are facing rampant violence and disease in conflict lives.

Nepalese know, with the right to health, another basic human right becomes a reality. In practice, the right and access to health programs is an asset for entire families-men, women and children. It is important even from an economic point of view. The right to health is an excellent example of an issue fought against violence for on many fronts over decades.

As for longer-term improvements in the health system, health education reform will be necessary. Health education reform will vastly improve the health situation in the nation. Even there is still lack of coordination between NGOs/INGOs and the government. Political commitment is still lacking. Even many governmental and non-governmental organisations have several health development programmes but only a few health programs have created awareness for people to participate in decision making on their lives.

The "good health for peace", even if imminent, is likely to be a "solidarity" with many people over several years as people think harder over how to develop peaceful and healthy society more efficiently. Even people become more accommodating about reducing the poverty and disease. Good health for peace is adequately contained in our home and the people too become more accommodating about the destination as they pay more for good health. The disease and poverty effects us. On the other hand, the war resulting from the decline in healthy society.

There is a current theory circulating that "Health and Peace" may actually refer to the somewhat natural union for child and rearing purposes followed by the "peace" after this has been accomplished. Note however, this theory does seem to have wide acceptance among established religious bodies too. Retaining a sense of perspective about good health may be more important than anything else, although this too seems to be open to public discussion.

Involvement of people in the field of health is a good thing hence they can capable of fighting for their rights. The lack of health programs in the rural ares, which is illegal leads to the death of the many people.

Nation must create on healthy society and the nuclear family as the most desirable "building" of the socio/economic stability. This has been particularly true in the United States and the EU, less so in Asian countries and other long-established civilizations.

It seems to be fundamental to human rights to need to feel that people are in some way better in health condition in peaceful society. Perhaps we also have some tendency to be more concerned with some less obvious, but perhaps more important, health and peaceful development.

Racial dissemination also making it very difficult to eradicate health problems. In the process of evolution, health and peace seem to be programmed to imprint on our society. Because that health system has survival value to a people. If we mistakenly follow something unlike our survival probability is reduced. Therefore, genetically, health system in the nation are programme to shun anyone who looks, speaks, feels, smells or tastes different than unhealthy environment.

However, like all human, the healthy environment is always there that has to be considered.

To summarize, it may be the good health system in humans that makes easy to eradicate poverty and violence. Fortunately the good health system influences seem to be prevailing generally around the world over influences, in part caused by more education about races and the promulgation of worldwide communications, both visual and aural that shows more of the similarities than differences in racial behavior.

So who is to blame for poverty? Disease? and violence in the nation? Everyone. There are people with low motivation, ability and skills who will always be poor and sick. There are non-poverty people with more motivation, ability and skill who prefer to spend time on peace, health and developments. It is true, we It cannot be avoided diseases, only reduced, if enough people are willing to work together i the nation.

Placing social services high on the political agenda can help maintain social cohesion, national unity peace and good health system with stability. Establishing priorities for "essential packages", i.e. health service interventions that society decides should be provided to everyone in the specific context of country's health system.


A Nepali journalist, Ms. Kamala Sarup is an editor of She has also been invited as a speaker at a number of peace and women conferences. She is specialising in in-depth reporting and writing on Peace Resolutions, Anti war, Women, Terrorism, Democracy, Development, Politics and HIV/AIDS. Some of her publications are: Women's Empowerment (Booklet, 1999). Prevention of trafficking in women for prostitution through media, (Book) Efforts to Prevent Trafficking in Women & Girls - A Pre-Study for Media Activism (1998). Ms. Kamala Sarup has been nominated as Universal Peace Ambassador [2006] in the framework of the Universal Peace Ambassadors Circle, Geneva Switzerland.

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