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Monthly Archive for April, 2010

World Health Day

This is the first in a series of guest contributions by authors working for health justice in South Asia. We are pleased to support their work, and encourage our readers to think critically about the connection between our work and theirs. April marks Nyaya’s second birthday working as an advocate for health justice for the [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz In 2009 the Indian Embassy to Nepal generously donated an ambulance to Nyaya Health. Nyaya’s ambulance program serves two primary objectives: Patient transfers – for those patients too ill to be treated at Bayalpata Hospital, the ambulance can provide transfer to other regional hospitals better equipped to provide care Personnel transfer [...]

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Nyaya was invited to present its work as a part of the Harvard University South Asian Public Health Meeting. The meeting, held over two days at the School of Public Health (Boston, USA), included speakers from various institutions and countries, discussing issues of healthcare delivery in South Asia. Dan Schwarz presented on behalf of Nyaya, [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya One of the most entrenched forms of gender inequality in Achham is that of illiteracy.  The literacy rate amongst young girls aged six to fifteen is only 16% compared to 54% among boys of the same age group. Adult literacy among women in Achham is an appalling 7% compared to 48% [...]

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Posted by Chintan Maru In the past month, two of our most dedicated team members left Achham.  We are fortunate that Shefali Oza and Jhapat Thapa will continue to serve as active members of Nyaya Health’s Board of Directors. Jhapat Thapa, MBBS served as Nyaya’s first Medical Director for two years. The staff revered him [...]

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