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Monthly Archive for July, 2009

Diarrhea outbreak in Achham

Posted by Shefali Oza A diarrhea epidemic is spreading through Nepal, particularly in the Mid- and Far-Western regions. Recent news stories have reported that the district of Jajarkot, two removed from Achham, is the current epicenter of this outbreak. Many believe this is a cholera epidemic, though this theory is unlikely to be tested in [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD EquityEditors Association (EEA), a non-profit organization, co-founded by Nyaya Health, is a network of socially conscious medical, scientific, and technical editors, and is currently recruiting new writers and volunteers. The members of EEA are a group of professional editors who leverage their writing skills to help finance innovative solutions [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz The America Nepal Medical Foundation, a continued supporter of Nyaya’s work invited Nyaya to present our work at the recent 13th Annual ANMF Conference in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Through our collaboration with ANMF, Nyaya has been able to expand its services, in particular focusing on its community health worker network. As [...]

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Posted by Dennis Feehan The staff at Bayalpata Hospital keep meticulous records of each patient’s visit to the facility. These records allow us to improve clinical services, track simple measures of activity, forecast future clinical needs, and fulfill our reporting requirements to the government. They also give us a window into the health and epidemiology [...]

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Posted by Piali Mukhopadhyay, as told to her by Dr. Jhapat Thapa Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is a debilitating condition that takes a severe toll on those it afflicts. Common causes of COPD in developing country settings include smoking and exposure to indoor air pollution; the latter is often associated with stoves that burn [...]

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Opening ceremony for Bayalpata Hospital

Posted by Shefali Oza While Bayalpata Hospital services started on June 21st, today was the official opening ceremony for the hospital. Over 300 people assembled on the front lawn, including the Chief District Officer of Achham and other local, district, and regional-level officials. The ceremony was organized by Bayalpata’s previous hospital management board, which included [...]

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