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Monthly Archive for April, 2009

Posted by Tanya Shah The decision to refer a patient to a hospital for surgical care is not easy for Nyaya Health providers to make.  The cost of transportation alone can be prohibitive and surgical services at the referral centers also require significant cash.  For the average family in Achham, this can mean more than [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru At the “Telemedicine: Future Directions in Service Delivery” Symposium held on April 24 at Bryn Mawr College in Philadelphia, Nyaya board member Duncan Maru presented the innovative ultrasound program Nyaya has deployed in rural Nepal. Conducted in conjunction with Yale’s Emergency Medicine Section and using a GE Logicbook E, Nyaya’s program [...]

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Posted by Tanya Shah Last year, a 19-year-old female came to the Nyaya Health clinic with symptoms consistent with a bladder infection. However, she appeared to be unusually ill for what is normally a simple infection to treat and cure. Further testing in our laboratory revealed that she had insulin-dependent (Type I) diabetes. Partly due [...]

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Posted by Shefali Oza Nyaya Health is excited to announce our acquisition of Bayalpata Hospital from the Nepalese Ministry of Health and Population. Today, we signed a 5-year contract to renovate and open this hospital, which is situated a one hour walk from our existing clinic in Sanfe Bagar. This agreement culminates a yearlong effort [...]

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Posted by Tanya Shah Eight months ago, a 74-year old man who lives near the Nyaya Health clinic came to our out-patient department because he was feeling ill. Upon performing a physical exam, he was diagnosed with high blood pressure. Through a series of lab tests using the I-Stat machine, the patient was found to [...]

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Posted by Shefali Oza Today, Nyaya Health marks our first anniversary of offering free clinical services in the district of Achham in Far Western Nepal. Before we arrived here, the district lacked a functioning medical facility and had no allopathic doctor for a population of over 250,000 people. The few patients who could afford to [...]

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