Assessing the Ground Crossing Points of Nepal and Their Compliance with the International Health Regulations (2005) to Prepare and Inform the Public Health Response to COVID-19


This study focuses on the impact of COVID-19 on Nepal, particularly regarding the government's response at 20 designated ground crossing points (GCPs). The porous border with India poses health risks, and the study assesses compliance with International Health Regulation (IHR) 2005 components. Field researchers conducted a quantitative assessment at these GCPs in December 2020. Findings, based on interviews with 75 government authorities, highlight challenges and strengths in implementing IHR (2005) core capacities. The study emphasizes the importance of global health safety and security, shedding light on the socioeconomic implications and public health measures during the pandemic.


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