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Monthly Archive for August, 2010

Posted by Astha Ramaiya In the last week, Nyaya lost a very valuable member of it’s family, Lal Bahadur Kunwar. Lal worked at Nyaya Health in the capacity of a Health Assistant for 2 years. In addition to his Health Assistant responsibilities and duties, Lal enthusiastically volunteered and helped with other ongoing challenges both at [...]

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Posted by Jennifer Guo Over the years, Nyaya has been fortunate to have many partners and supporters in our fight against healthcare inequalities. One such organization is the EquityEditors Association (EEA). EEA was conceptualized as a non-profit organization of socially-conscious medical scientific editors who donate a portion of their income (1-100%) to global health organizations [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD We are unlikely to find the ultimate cause of death for two young male siblings who died at Bayalpata Hospital after a toxin ingestion.  In our mortality review, the key point of reflection is less on our clinical operations, as they have been recently, and more on the general [...]

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Posted by Dan Schwarz On Wednesday night, winding down my day, I skimmed the new WHO policy recommendations for improving health worker retention in rural areas1. Reading through the Executive Summary (I was way too tired to read the full report), I was, admittedly, a bit skeptical of the 16 recommendations, written from a desk [...]

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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. Dhan Bahadur Bogati [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya Nyaya Co-Founder Jason Andrews, MD and Nyaya Director of Operations, Ryan Schwarz, were recently interviewed by Partners in Health. Here they discuss Nyaya’s history and our vision for the future. We would like to express our gratitude to Partners in Health for continually supporting our mission: Tweet This Post

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya Shortly after Bayalpata Hospital’s first birthday, the hospital saw it’s 20,000th patient on August 10th 2010. We achieved this milestone with the support, hard work and continued efforts of the government, staff, community, donors, and Nyaya supporters residing both in Nepal and around the world. As Nyaya continues to strive for [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD At Bayalpata Hospital, we face clinical questions that our so harsh, so uncomfortable, that they challenge our very humanity as healthcare providers.  The clinical challenge in this morbidity and mortality review is precisely one such instance: What is the appropriate management when a pregnant woman comes in from a [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz Recently, Nyaya’s staff at Bayalpata Hospital received a 7 year-old boy who had fallen and sustained significant head injuries. There was concern that he had fractured his skull and had increased pressure inside his skull cavity – a life-threatening condition. He was immediately transferred to Seti Zonal Hospital in Nyaya’s ambulance [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD It sometimes behooves the writers of this blog to take a step back from the daily grind of healthcare delivery in resource-poor settings and talk about something somewhat more “academic”.  So humor me and allow a brief digression into the world of reference management software.  You may in fact [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya Bayalpata’s first birthday was featured on the Partners In Health blog site. Click here to see the piece.  We would like to thank our partners, friends, and mentors at PIH, who have been instrumental in supporting and helping to inform the mission of our work. We look forward to continually strengthening our [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD While the recent New York Times article by Matt Richtel on “Hooked on Gadgets, and Paying a Mental Price” focusses primarily on the effects our being “wired in” on our personal and professional lives, his thesis also carries important lessons for young global health organizations like Nyaya Health. Mr. [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya Wendy Glauser, a journalist from Toronto, recently visited Nyaya’soperations in Achham and wrote about the Safe Motherhood Incentive Program and birthing practices in Nepal. You can read her piece in the Canadian Medical Association Journal which can be accessed here.   Tweet This Post

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