Published on December 14, 2017
Slide 1: Why is cancer increasing in Nepal? Why are mental health services lagging behin d for cancer patients? Map of Nepal Nepal is a small landlocked country. Although it is between the world’s largest growing‘s economies India and China, Nepal is still lagging behind in health services. The country has a population of approximately 30 million with estimated cancer incidence of 50,000 to 70,000 per year. Nepal is the poorest country in South Asia and the 20 th poorest in the world with a GDP per capita of $USD600. Slide 2: Various Risks of Cancer High rates of smoking Lack of awareness Lack of health education Illiteracy and low economic status Poor hygiene Slide 3: How is cancer and mental health related? It affects the relationship with others It affects learning: concentration ability to organize attentiveness ability to communicate Slide 4: Why Mental Health Is Important For Cancer Patient? To increase the life expectancy of cancer patient. To treat mental health illness induced due to cancer. Significant gain in patient quality of life and survival may be achieved.