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Monthly Archive for December, 2007

Today, following further site assessments and community dialogues, Nyaya Health releases our updated telemedicine strategy for our project with the open architecture network.   This project will utilize telecommunications innovations to improve healthcare delivery and access at our rural Nepal clinic. Tweet This Post

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Nyaya Health receives a generous grant from the International Foundation.  With this grant, Nyaya Health will continue to build primary healthcare infrastructure in one of the most remote and impoverished places on earth. Tweet This Post

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Posted by Duncan Maru After a long process of being frustrated by government bureaucrats, it was refreshing to finally be able to start working with the local government officials with whom we would actually be working. The district capital is in Mangalsen, which is situated only about 10km as the crow flies from Sanfe Bagar [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru One of the most exciting happenings over the last two months has been the expansion of the Nyaya Health team, particularly our Achham-based crew. It is worth summarizing who some of the new players are. I will focus on the Nepal-based folks since they really are the heart-and-soul of the growing [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru The AMD/OAN award was a huge victory for our organization and was achieved largely because of Sanjay’s persistence with pursuing any potential grant opportunity that has come our way. The AMD/OAN for their part saw in Nyaya Health a young but innovative organization working in one of the more remote and [...]

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Building the Clinic

Posted by Duncan Maru A brief history about the current Nyaya Health clinic. This history parallels the birth of our Achham program from a very loose concept of working with the government to improve health infrastructure in a district with high HIV and maternal mortality rates to a concrete plan of action. Jason Andrews had [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru The AMD/OAN award has catalyzed for Nyaya Health the development of our telecommunication strategy. This is critical given how remote we are, in a hilly region with minimal communication infrastructure and over eight hours (and nearly a month’s per capita income) from the nearest functioning operating theatre. In this post, I [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru Here’s the challenge. In order to have continuous services running in a highly isolated and rural area, we need to develop a reliable and affordable means of transporting supplies across an over two-day journey across the country along challenging roads that additionally suffer from frequent bandhs (political strikes). This system therefore [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru The breaking point for me in the bureaucratic process was the day, after four weeks of being stuck in Kathmandu awaiting for a signature-of-a-signature-of-a-signature, I lodged a silent protest in the office of the Ministry of Women, Children, and Social Welfare. I sat working on various grants and planning documents in [...]

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