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Monthly Archive for July, 2010

Posted by Dan Schwarz <beep> <beep> <beep>…I open my eyes groggily; the “line” (electricity) has come back. <beep> I glance at my mobile – it’s 3:19am. <beep> The beeping annoys me, but it helps to wake me up so that I can get work done in the few minutes that we have electricity. It’s the [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya Dr. Arjun Karki, the vice chancellor of the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (PAHS), recently gave a presentation to a couple of Nyaya members on the PAHS model of medical education and health system development. Working in Achham, Nyaya has faced a shortage of human resources because of its remoteness, lack [...]

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Posted by Dr. Sona Shilpakar Traveling the final leg of the long journey from Kathmandu to Bayalpata hospital, from the town of Sanfe Bagar up the hill to the Hospital, was far easier than I had expected. I had heard of the road’s previous condition prior to journeying here as a volunteer public health physician. [...]

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Posted by Dan Schwarz In celebration of its first year of services, Bayalpata celebrated its first anniversary over the weekend with the whole community. This day, meant to symbolize not only successes thus far, but more importantly, the growth still to come in the future, was marked by the planting of over 100 trees, shrubs, [...]

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Posted by Sushant Wagley The following video is part of a series focusing on the experiences of Nyaya Health staff at Bayalpata Hospital. Through this venue, Nyaya aims to give our readers a better perspective on the challenges, successes, and experiences of dedicated Nyaya Health staff working to deliver healthcare in Achham. Dr. Jhapat Bahadur [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD In Achham, Nyaya Health’s work seems to be a constant battle against death. After all, we are confronting some of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the world. As we have discussed on this blog in our mortality reviews, we so often fall short of our goal. [...]

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Posted by Bibhav Acharya In January 2010, we received an enthusiastic email from a Nepali living in Norway who was impressed with Nyaya’s work and wanted to fundraise for Achham. A few months later, Chhavi Raj Bhatt and his team raised over $10,000 at a concert and birthday party in Oslo. We asked them a [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD So often in our work we are confronted by our own inadequacies as a young global health organization — at fundraising, recruiting volunteers, following through on commitments, developing protocols, getting technologies out to Achham. These are felt every moment of every day when we offer less than the highest [...]

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Posted by Jason Andrews On July 11, 2010, Nyaya Health inaugurated its Antiretoviral Therapy Clinic at Bayalpata Hospital. In partnership with the National Centre for AIDS & STD Control (NCASC), Nyaya Health will now be able to provide comprehensive care including antiretroviral therapy for people living with HIV in our large catchment area in Achham. [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya Bayalpata Hospital has recently been approved by the regional District Health Office to begin The Safe Motherhood Program, in which expectant mothers can be financially reimbursed for attending antenatal care (ANC) visits and delivering in the hospital. Given that Achham suffers from one of the highest maternal mortality rates in South [...]

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Happy Birthday to Bayalpata Hospital!

Dear friends, One year ago, Nyaya joined with the Nepali Ministry of Health and Population to open the Bayalpata Hospital and enhance health services to the Achham region. It’s been a humbling and amazing year, and we’ve had many successes. Many of these have been written about on our blog, and in and in commemoration [...]

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Posted by Sanjay Basu Nyaya Health has recently expanded its clinical reach to address one of the most basic, and yet widely unaddressed, health issues to affect the rural poor: malnutrition. Introducing micronutrient supplementation, fortified milk, and ready-to-use therapeutic foods, Nyaya hopes to attain the highest clinical standards to treat malnutrition as a chronic source of [...]

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Posted by Sushant Wagley The following video is part of a series focusing on the experiences of Nyaya Health staff at Bayalpata Hospital. Through this venue, Nyaya aims to give our readers a better perspective on the challenges, successes, and experiences of dedicated Nyaya Health staff working to deliver healthcare in Achham. Kamala Sharma Kamala [...]

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