COVID-19 as a challenge to Nepal’s newly federalized health system: Capacities, responsibilities, and mindsets

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Koirala, B., Rushton, Simon, Adhikary, Pratik, Balen, Julie, Basnet, Srijana, Joshi, Saugat, Karki, A., Lee, Andrew, Rijal, B., Simkhada, P., Subedi, Madhusudan, van Teijlingen, Edwin and Karki, Jiban 2024. COVID-19 as a challenge to Nepal’s newly federalized health system: Capacities, responsibilities, and mindsets. Asia Pacific Journal of Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1177/10105395241250123
AuthorsKoirala, B., Rushton, Simon, Adhikary, Pratik, Balen, Julie, Basnet, Srijana, Joshi, Saugat, Karki, A., Lee, Andrew, Rijal, B., Simkhada, P., Subedi, Madhusudan, van Teijlingen, Edwin and Karki, Jiban
Abstract

1.Local governments responded to COVID-19 autonomously within resource constraints.
2. Local stakeholders lacked support from higher levels and need better systems.
3.Federal respondents argued for a more centralized approach.
4. Findings imply the needs to strengthen local health systems and empowering local governments.

KeywordsNepal; COVID-19
Year2024
JournalAsia Pacific Journal of Public Health
PublisherSAGE
ISSN1010-5395
1941-2479
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/10105395241250123
Official URLhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/10105395241250123?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub%20%200pubmed
FunderHealth System Research Initiative, UK
Publication dates
Online28 Apr 2024
Publication process dates
Deposited09 May 2024
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