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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD Throughout my training in medicine, I have experienced the central role that effective communication plays in the care of patients. Despite working in several hospital settings that use extensive wireless and electronic telecommunications, I remain dumbfounded by the challenges we as doctors have in communicating with nurses, respiratory therapists, [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation have awarded Nyaya Health a $10,000 grant for 2010 operations. The Rubin Foundation supports arts and culture, health and human services, and civil liberty and social justice initiatives in the Himalayan and New York City regions.  This will be the second grant the Rubin Foundation [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz Nepali film-maker Subina Shrestha has produced a new documentary on birthing practices in western Nepal and their effect on women’s health. The production was recently aired in an episode of WITNESS, an Al Jazeera television production. Shrestha explores why Nepal has among the highest rates of maternal mortality in South Asia; [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya The second east-to-west highway is currently being constructed in Nepal, with an estimated completion date of sometime in the next year. The 1700 km road is a central hill highway, and only the second highway to cross the country. The road starts at Chiyo in Panchthar, and links Kathmandu, Pokhara, Rukum, [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz Dr. Duncan Maru, MD, PHD, a co-founder of Nyaya Health, has received the Dr. Frederick Lovejoy Research and Education Award from Children’s Hospital of Boston. ┬áThis award will support the mortality and morbidity review program that Nyaya has been piloting at Bayalpata Hospital as one prong of Nyaya’s broader transparency and [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz Nyaya presented on their work at the 7th World Health Care Congress in Washington D.C. earlier this month. The poster presentation – “Transparent operations to enhance accountability and collaboration within global health” – discussed Nyaya’s work to develop a transparent organizational model. You can read more about the WHCC Affordable Health [...]

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