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Posted by Sushant Wagley Over the past one and a half years, Bayalpata Hospital has been transformed into a 15-bed hospital with inpatient and outpatient wards, 24-hour emergency, obstetric and laboratory services, and a full pharmacy. In the coming year, Bayalpata will also undergo construction to open a surgical ward, eliminating the need to travel [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya Nyaya Health and Partners in Health’s partner organization, Project Muso, forwarded the following request for a job opening. Project Muso has been doing tremendous work for health care equity in Mali since 2005. They are currently advertising for their first full-time Executive Director position and we are honored to spread the word [...]

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Posted by Ranju Sharma The following post is part of a biweekly series of Bayalpata Hospital’s community health program related posts by Ranju Sharma. For more posts by the author go here. The women listened attentively, occasionally offering anecdotes of their own similar experiences, as one of Bayalpata’s volunteers recounted a story of patient recovery [...]

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Posted by Dan Schwarz Through our experiences caring for the community in Achham, and through our discussion with the local community and government, it has become clear that essential surgical services must be provided to adequately address the current health inequities. The maternal health situation is particularly dire in this area, with best estimates indicating [...]

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Posted by Jennifer Guo Editage, an innovative professional editing company, has recentlyestablished a partnership with EquityEditors Association (EEA) to generate revenue for Nyaya Health’s operations in rural Achham. Editage is owned by a multinational company Cactus Communications, an organization with a staff strength of over 200 that specializes in offering English-language and communication services to [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz Nyaya has entered the 2010 FACT Social Justice Challenge, an online competition promoting innovative uses of technology for social justice work.Nyaya’s proposal describes how we’ve used our wiki website to enhance transparency and opportunities for collaboration in the global health field. The FACT Challenge is a community-driven contest. What’s that mean? Itmeans WE [...]

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Posted by Bibhav Acharya Dr. Prativa Pandey, Medical Director of CIWEC Travel Medicine Center Kathmandu, made a commitment to support Bayalpata Hospital after she visited the region and learned about the needs firsthand. Instead of donating what she thought we needed, she asked us to prepare a list of items of highest need. We held a [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya Throughout hospitals and health facilities around the world, the spread of infection is a significant challenge to caring for patients. Infection control (IC) mechanisms are critical in preventing the spread of infectious diseases amongst patients. Rates of hospital acquired infections amongst developed and developing countries range from 5 – 10% and [...]

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Posted by Jason Andrews and Astha Ramaiya Nepal was recently honored at The Millenium Development Goals (MDG) review summit for making significant progress in decreasing maternal mortality rates (MMR). According to government estimates, MMR has declined from  850 per 100,000 live births in 1990 to an estimated 229 per 100,000 live births in 2010 [1] . [...]

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