Nepal Journal of Epidemiology <p>The official journal of the International Nepal Epidemiological Association (INEA). It is indexed in PubMed,PubMed Central, EMBASE, Web of Science, Thomson and Reuters, CABI.</p> International Nepal Epidemiological Association (INEA) en-US Nepal Journal of Epidemiology 2091-0800 <ul><li>Upon acceptance Copyright on any research article is transferred in full to the Confederation of Epidemiological Associations (CEA) and International Nepal Epidemiological Association (INEA). The copyright transfer includes the right to reproduce and distribute the article in any form of reproduction (printing, electronic media or any other form).</li><li>Articles in the Nepal Journal of Epidemiology are Open Access articles published under the Creative Commons CC BY License (<a href=""></a>)</li><li>This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.</li></ul> The effect of Covid-19 on the mental health of the people in the Indian subcontinent: A scoping review <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Background</strong>: Indian subcontinent has high mental heath burden and low resoueces to cope the mental health challenges. Assessment of impact of Covid-19 pandemic on the mental mental healthwould help to prioratize the resource allocations. We aimed to assess the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health of people in the Indian subcontinent.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Methods: </strong>We followed PRISMA guidelines and made a systematic serach in PubMed, Scopus, and Embase to identify the original studies assessing mental health conditions during Covid-19 pandemic in the Indian subcontinent.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Results: </strong>A total of 34 studies carried out between 2020 and 2022 was included in this review. The prevalence of anxiety disorders varied widely starting from 2.5% among residents of urban slum in North India to 53% Bangladesh, 21.7% in Pakistan. The prevalence of depression also varied widely starting from 3.5% North India to 29.8% in Pakistan. The prevalence of stress related problem varied from 18.3% in Pakistan to 59.7% in Bangladesh. Female gender, married status, health care workers, and mental illness were the important predicotrs for anxiety and depressive disorders.</p> <p style="font-weight: 400;"><strong>Conclusion: </strong>The impact of Covid-19 pandemic on mental health of people living in Indian subcontinent varies widely based on study population and methods.Therefore, a cautious interpretation is needed while generalizing the study results.</p> Russell Kabir Ancy Chandrababu Mercy Bai Haniya Zehra Syed Md Rakibul Hasan Divya Vinnakota Sujita Kumar Kar Rakesh Singh Brijesh Sathian S.M. Yasir Arafat Copyright (c) 2023 CEA & INEA 2023-08-31 2023-08-31 13 2 1268 1284 10.3126/nje.v13i2.52766 Strengthening Healthcare through Academic and Industry Partnership Research <p>Academic and Industry Partnership Research Grants have a huge potential to improve healthcare in the UK and elsewhere. This potent partnership between academia and business can hasten medical innovation, strengthen patient-centered research, and close the gap between theoretical understanding and real-world implementations. We can make sure that the quest of scientific knowledge continues to be at the forefront of healthcare developments by welcoming this partnership while respecting ethical norms and transparency. The UK's dedication to developing long-term alliances based on mutual respect and open dialogue will help create a climate in which ground-breaking research may flourish and be transformed into affordable healthcare solutions.</p> Brijesh Sathian Edwin van Teijlingen Padam Simkhada Indrajit Banerjee Hemanth Kumar Manikyam Russell Kabir Copyright (c) 2023 CEA & INEA 2023-08-31 2023-08-31 13 2 1264 1267 10.3126/nje.v13i2.58243