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Monthly Archive for January, 2009

Nyaya Health releases 2008 Annual Report

Nyaya Health has released its Annual Report for the year 2008. As part of the local community and governmental efforts to rebuild Nepal’s public-sector health system, Nyaya has built a regional health center that equips and employs local healthcare workers who operate comprehensive primary care services, prenatal and 24-hour maternity care, a regional laboratory and [...]

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Nyaya Health is pleased to enter into a formal collaboration with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health (CSPH). The Center’s director, Dr Selwyn Rogers, and program administrator Tess P. Panizales, will be working with Nyaya as we renovate and open the once-abandoned Bayalpata Hospital. Surgery is not a luxury item, [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz The America Nepal Medical Foundation (ANMF) has generously awarded Nyaya a grant renewal, promising an initial $10,000 for 2009, and a commitment for further fundraising totaling $21,473, for the expansion of Nyaya’s obstetric services in Achham. In an effort to combat crisis-level maternal mortality rates, Nyaya is currently renovating Bayalpata Hospital [...]

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Posted by Shefali Oza, as told to her by Dr. Jhapat Bahadur Thapa, MBBS We recently had a 35-year old female come to our clinic for an antenatal clinic visit. She was pregnant with her seventh child. Of the previous six, only the first had survived. Four others were stillborn and one died on the [...]

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Posted by Shefali Oza as told to her by Dr. Jhapat Bahadur Thapa, MBBS A 12-year old boy from an area two hours walking distance from the Nyaya Health clinic was brought in after an abdominal injury. While looking after a grazing bull, the bull became aggressive and injured the boy’s lower abdomen. He arrived [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru Peptic ulcer disease, a condition in which the lining of the stomach is damaged, is commonplace throughout the world. If left untreated, peptic ulcer disease can lead to severe disability and, if an ulcer ruptures, death. Helicobacter pylori is the bacterial cause of this condition. H. pylori is also a definitive [...]

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