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Type Journal Article - BMC health services research
Title The potential of health literacy to address the health related UN sustainable development goal 3 (SDG3) in Nepal: a rapid review
Author(s)
Volume 17
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2017
URL https://bmchealthservres.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12913-017-2183-6
Abstract
Background
Health literacy has been linked to health outcomes across population groups around the world. Nepal, a low income country, experiences the double burden of highly prevalent communicable as well as non-communicable diseases. The World Health Organization (WHO) has positioned health literacy as a key mechanism to meet the health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG3). However, there is little known about the status of health literacy in developing countries such as Nepal. This paper aims to review the potential of health literacy to address SDG3 in Nepal.

Methods
A rapid review was conducted using the knowledge to action evidence summary approach. Articles included in the review were those reporting on barriers to health care engagements in Nepal published in English language between January 2000 and December 2015.

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