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Monthly Archive for June, 2010

Posted by Sushant Wagley From June 11 – 13, the 14th annual America Nepal Medical Foundation’s conference was held in Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. For the second year in a row, Nyaya was invited to present at the 2010 ANMF conference. Nyaya’s presentation – “Telemedince as Collaborative Medicine” – described Nyaya’s experiences with telemedicine in rural [...]

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Posted by Dan Schwarz The Achham district, where Bayalpata Hospital is located, continues to suffer from severe energy shortages. As a result, periods of up to 18 hours of load-shedding–scheduled electricity outages– occur daily. In the face of these outages, the Nyaya Health team works to accommodate our high daily energy demands for medical services. Bayalpata Hospital currently [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD We have spoken before about the lack of transparency and accountability among those working in the fields of global health and global development. This is a systemic problem at multiple levels: the disempowerment of the so-called “beneficiaries” of global health and development projects; persistent memes of colonialism and racism that dog [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD Electricity is one of those basic public goods — like public schools and hospitals and safe water supplies — whose expansion tells a fundamental story about where a society is going, the power of its citizenry, the priorities of its leaders. The distribution of these public goods gives a [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD All too often in our work, we are confronted by deaths of young people that are devastating by their impact on families and communities and by the fact of their being so preventable.  The death of this young pregnant woman and her child, described below in the mortality report [...]

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This is part of 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. Mental health has historically been neglected both in the developed and developing world. In Nyaya’s [...]

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