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Economic burden of road traffic injuries in Nepal (2020)
Journal Article
Banstola, A., Kigozi, J., Barton, P., & Mytton, J. (2020). Economic burden of road traffic injuries in Nepal. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(12), https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17124571

The evidence of the economic burden of road traffic injuries (RTIs) in Nepal is limited. The most recent study, conducted in 2008, is now considered outdated because there has been a rapid increase in vehicle numbers and extensive road building over... Read More about Economic burden of road traffic injuries in Nepal.

Burden of injuries in Nepal, 1990–2017: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2020)
Journal Article
Pant, P. R., Banstola, A., Bhatta, S., Mytton, J. A., Acharya, D., Bhattarai, S., …James, S. L. (in press). Burden of injuries in Nepal, 1990–2017: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Injury Prevention, https://doi.org/10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043309

Background: Nepal is a low-income country undergoing rapid political, economic and social development. To date, there has been little evidence published on the burden of injuries during this period of transition. Methods: The Global Burden of Dise... Read More about Burden of injuries in Nepal, 1990–2017: Findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.

The availability of emergency obstetric care in birthing centres in rural Nepal: A cross-sectional survey (2019)
Journal Article
Banstola, A., Simkhada, P., van Teijlingen, E., Bhatta, S., Lama, S., Adhikari, A., & Banstola, A. (2020). The availability of emergency obstetric care in birthing centres in rural Nepal: A cross-sectional survey. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 24, 806-816. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10995-019-02832-2

Objective: The purpose of this health system’s study is to assess the availability of Emergency Obstetric Care (EmOC) services in birthing centres in Taplejung District of eastern Nepal. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted in 2018 in a... Read More about The availability of emergency obstetric care in birthing centres in rural Nepal: A cross-sectional survey.

Global, regional, and national burden of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, 1990–2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (2018)
Journal Article
Daryani, A., Dandona, R., Dandona, L., Crowe, C. S., Cooper, C., Chang, J. C., …Murray, C. J. L. (2019). Global, regional, and national burden of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, 1990–2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet Neurology, 18(1), 56-87. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422%2818%2930415-0

© 2019 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY 4.0 license Background: Traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (SCI) are increasingly recognised as global health priorities in view of the p... Read More about Global, regional, and national burden of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury, 1990–2016: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016.

Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018)
Journal Article
(2018). Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392(10159), 1789-1858. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736%2818%2932279-7

Background: The Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors Study 2017 (GBD 2017) includes a comprehensive assessment of incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability (YLDs) for 354 causes in 195 countries and territories from 1990... Read More about Global, regional, and national incidence, prevalence, and years lived with disability for 354 diseases and injuries for 195 countries and territories, 1990–2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.

Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950-2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018)
Journal Article
Banstola, A. (2018). Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950-2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392(10159), 1684-1735. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736%2818%2931891-9

Background: Assessments of age-specifc mortality and life expectancy have been done by the UN Population Division, Department of Economics and Social Afairs (UNPOP), the United States Census Bureau, WHO, and as part of previous iterations of the Glob... Read More about Global, regional, and national age-sex-specific mortality and life expectancy, 1950-2017: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.

Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017 (2018)
Journal Article
Banstola, A. (2018). Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017. Lancet, 392(10159), 2091-2138. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736%2818%2932281-5

Background: Efforts to establish the 2015 baseline and monitor early implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlight both great potential for and threats to improving health by 2030. To fully deliver on the SDG aim of “leaving... Read More about Measuring progress from 1990 to 2017 and projecting attainment to 2030 of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals for 195 countries and territories: A systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2017.

Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: A systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016 (2018)
Journal Article
Albittar, M. I., Fullman, N., Yearwood, J., Abay, S. M., Abbafati, C., Abd-Allah, F., …Beghi, E. (2018). Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: A systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016. Lancet, 391(10136), 2236-2271. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736%2818%2930994-2

Copyright © 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. Background A key component of achieving universal health coverage is ensuring that all populations have access to quality health care. Examining where gains have occurred or progress has falt... Read More about Measuring performance on the Healthcare Access and Quality Index for 195 countries and territories and selected subnational locations: A systematic analysis from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2016.

Spending on health and HIV/AIDS: Domestic health spending and development assistance in 188 countries, 1995–2015 (2018)
Journal Article
Dieleman, J. L., Dieleman, J. L., Haakenstad, A., Micah, A., Moses, M., Abbafati, C., …Murray, C. J. L. (2018). Spending on health and HIV/AIDS: Domestic health spending and development assistance in 188 countries, 1995–2015. Lancet, 391(10132), 1799-1829. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736%2818%2930698-6

© 2018 The Author(s). Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an Open Access article under the CC BY 4.0 license Background: Comparable estimates of health spending are crucial for the assessment of health systems and to optimally deploy health resources.... Read More about Spending on health and HIV/AIDS: Domestic health spending and development assistance in 188 countries, 1995–2015.

Trends in future health financing and coverage: future health spending and universal health coverage in 188 countries, 2016–40 (2018)
Journal Article
Banstola, A. (2018). Trends in future health financing and coverage: future health spending and universal health coverage in 188 countries, 2016–40. Lancet, 391(10132), 1783-1798. https://doi.org/10.1016/s0140-6736%2818%2930697-4

Background: Achieving universal health coverage (UHC) requires health financing systems that provide prepaid pooled resources for key health services without placing undue financial stress on households. Understanding current and future trajectories... Read More about Trends in future health financing and coverage: future health spending and universal health coverage in 188 countries, 2016–40.

Recording and reporting of mobile phone involvement in road traffic collisions: Survey of police officers (2017)
Presentation / Conference
Pilkington, P., Ige, J., & Banstola, A. (2017, March). Recording and reporting of mobile phone involvement in road traffic collisions: Survey of police officers. Poster presented at 2017 South West Public Health Scientific Conference

This poster was presented at the 2017 South West Public Health Scientific Conference. It presents the findings from our survey of collision investigation officers, which investigated how police forces investigate and record mobile phone involvement i... Read More about Recording and reporting of mobile phone involvement in road traffic collisions: Survey of police officers.

Impact of the roll out of comprehensive emergency obstetric care on institutional birth rate in rural Nepal (2017)
Journal Article
Maru, S., Bangura, A. H., Mehta, P., Bista, D., Borgatta, L., Pande, S., …Maru, D. (2017). Impact of the roll out of comprehensive emergency obstetric care on institutional birth rate in rural Nepal. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 17(1), https://doi.org/10.1186/s12884-017-1267-y

© 2017 The Author(s). Background: Increasing institutional births rates and improving access to comprehensive emergency obstetric care are central strategies for reducing maternal and neonatal deaths globally. While some studies show women consider s... Read More about Impact of the roll out of comprehensive emergency obstetric care on institutional birth rate in rural Nepal.

Cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent road traffic injuries in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review (2016)
Conference Proceeding
Banstola, A., & Mytton, J. (2016). Cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent road traffic injuries in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review

In Low-and Middle-Income Countries (LMICs), cost-effective road safety interventions can save not only lives of vulnerable road users but also save costs to society. The objective of this systematic review was to identify, critically appraise, summar... Read More about Cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent road traffic injuries in low- and middle-income countries: a systematic review.

Cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent road traffic injuries in low- and middle-income countries: A literature review (2016)
Journal Article
Banstola, A., & Mytton, J. (2017). Cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent road traffic injuries in low- and middle-income countries: A literature review. Traffic Injury Prevention, 18(4), 357-362. https://doi.org/10.1080/15389588.2016.1212165

© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. Objective: The objective of this study was to identify, critically appraise, summarize, and synthesize evidence from cost-effectiveness analyses (CEAs) of interventions aimed at preventing road traffic injuries (... Read More about Cost-effectiveness of interventions to prevent road traffic injuries in low- and middle-income countries: A literature review.

Diabetes prevention and management in South Asia (2016)
Journal Article
Regmi, P., Kurmi, O. P., Aryal, N., Pant, P. R., Banstola, A., Alloh, F., & van Teijlingen, E. (in press). Diabetes prevention and management in South Asia

Background: Globally, the number of people living with Diabetes Mellitus (DM) has increased four-fold since 1980. South Asia houses one-fifth of the world’s population living with diabetes, and it was the 8th leading cause of deaths in 2013 for South... Read More about Diabetes prevention and management in South Asia.

Mobile phone use while driving: Underestimation of a global threat (2015)
Journal Article
Ige, J., Banstola, A., & Pilkington, P. (2016). Mobile phone use while driving: Underestimation of a global threat. Journal of Transport and Health, 3(1), 4-8. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jth.2015.11.003

The use of mobile phone (cell phone) has increased dramatically in the 21st century. The popularity of mobile phones and smart phones in the computer age can in part be associated with the growing problem of driver distraction. There are indications... Read More about Mobile phone use while driving: Underestimation of a global threat.

Perceptions about the health impact of climate change in a rural Nepalese community: A cross-sectional study (2015)
Journal Article
Banstola, A., Chhetri, M. R., Stebbing, M., & Banstola, A. (2015). Perceptions about the health impact of climate change in a rural Nepalese community: A cross-sectional study. Journal of Disease and Global Health, 2(3), 81-93

Background: The populations most vulnerable to climate change in Nepal are the poor living on the banks of rivers and in remote areas. Because rural communities closely observe local climatic patterns their perceptions of climate change and the assoc... Read More about Perceptions about the health impact of climate change in a rural Nepalese community: A cross-sectional study.

Knowledge related to climate change and willingness to act for adaptation and mitigation practices in rural Nepal (2013)
Journal Article
Banstola, A., Chhetri, M., Schneider, R., Stebbing, M., & Banstola, A. (2013). Knowledge related to climate change and willingness to act for adaptation and mitigation practices in rural Nepal. Vietnam Journal of Public Health, 1(1),

This descriptive analysis sought to test Leiserowitz 2007 findings. Leiserowitz 2007 findings claimed that until people gained a general understanding of climate change or it was commonly discussed as a part of everyday discourse, people would percei... Read More about Knowledge related to climate change and willingness to act for adaptation and mitigation practices in rural Nepal.

The Epidemiology of Hospitalization for Pneumonia in Children under Five in the Rural Western Region of Nepal: A Descriptive Study (2013)
Journal Article
Banstola, A., & Banstola, A. (2013). The Epidemiology of Hospitalization for Pneumonia in Children under Five in the Rural Western Region of Nepal: A Descriptive Study. PLoS ONE, 8(8), e71311. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0071311

Pneumonia is one of the major public health problems in children under five years of age. The aim of this study was to analyze the time, place, and characteristics of the distribution of pneumonia in hospitalized children under five years of age at t... Read More about The Epidemiology of Hospitalization for Pneumonia in Children under Five in the Rural Western Region of Nepal: A Descriptive Study.


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