|Type||Journal Article - Nepal J Ophthalmol|
|Title||Pervasive Blindness and ocular morbidity in the Chepang people of Nepal|
Blindness, which is a major burden on the individual and the society, was observed to
be pervasively present in a region inhabited by an undermined, disadvantaged ethnic
people, the Chepang (Köberlein et al., 2013). Such a plight heralds escalating, alreadyfragile
eye health care in the remote region of Nepal (Ghimire, 2015).
The Chepang are a group of people of the Tibeto-Burman origin, which share Mongolian
features, living a semi-nomadic existence(Beine et al., 2012).Numbering 68,399, they
live in only a few districts of Nepal(Cbs, 2012).They are living below subsistence
level, witnessing self-food insufficiency and food insecurities inflicting hardship on
their lives(Luni and Lal, 2011).To make matters worse, their lives have been hit hard
by the massive 25 April 2015 earthquake and the 2015 Nepal blockade(Rathour, 2015).
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