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Monthly Archive for October, 2009

Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD Nyaya Health is undertaking an innovative experiment in operations management by reviewing all deaths that occur at the Bayalpata hospital and identifying systems-level changes to prevent future deaths. Programs aimed at assessing the root causes of deaths can help to assess effectiveness and can identify programmatic weaknesses. Implementing such [...]

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Posted by Dan Schwarz, following conversation with Ruma Rajbhandari Over the past two weeks, communication with the Nyaya Health staff in Achham has been very difficult due to the severe storms occurring throughout the region. One week ago, the Bayalpata Hospital satellite dish was struck by lightning, effectively cutting off all outside communication. Since then, [...]

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Posted by Dan Schwarz It has now been several weeks since our last update on the cholera epidemic that has plagued Achham and other parts of Nepal in recent months, and we are happy to report that it has been waning as the monsoon season comes to an end. At Bayalpata Hospital, we have seen [...]

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