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Monthly Archive for November, 2010

Posted by Bibhav Acharya Dr. Bikash Gauchan and Dr. Amir Bista, Nyaya’s two physicians, were running out of options for a very sick 17 year old girl from a remote village in Achham.  She had been to several hospitals in the region and had conflicting lab results and no clear diagnosis. Despite our best efforts, [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz I recently had the privilege of chatting with close friend and colleague Ari Johnson of Project Muso. He had just returned from Mali where his team works with a similar mission and objectives to Nyaya and other rights-based organizations. We talked of our challenges in developing health care with a “preferential [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz As Nyaya’s Director of Operations I’m asked regularly how I, or any of Nyaya’s other volunteers not in Nepal, can help to expand access to health care services without actually being in Nepal. And as a medical student my colleagues often presume that my work with Nyaya is caring for patients. [...]

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Nyaya featured in the Nepali Times

Posted by Astha Ramaiya Nyaya Health was featured in the Nepali Times today. The article discusses our work since beginning operations in 2008. You can access the article here. Nyaya Health would like to thank the Nepali Times for it’s support and advocacy. Tweet This Post

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Posted by Sushant Wagley Nyaya Health recently presented a poster at Brown University during the Global Health and Water symposium held on 10 October 2010. Based on Nyaya’s experience developing a water system for Bayalpata Hospital, Nyaya’s poster highlighted three domains: infection control, health systems development, and strengthening local infrastructure. Working in a water-scarce region [...]

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Posted by Knut Skyberg and Borgny Ween We were a group of Norwegians and Nepali visiting Bayalpata Hospital. Four of us Norwegians came to Nepal for the first time. Our main purpose was to get insight in this well driven health development project we have supported. During our 3-week stay in Nepal we have seen [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz Yesterday at Bayalpata Hospital it was a 7 year old boy who’d fallen and likely broken his arm. Last week it was a 34 year old HIV positive patient who had a cough suspicious of tuberculosis. Both of these patients needed an x-ray to properly diagnose their medical conditions. While over [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz Nyaya is excited to once again host the Summer Internship Program and is now accepting applications for 2011. The Summer Internship Program is an excellent way to learn more about the field of global health delivery, work with our inspiring team in Nepal, and contribute to Nyaya’s mission to provide equitable [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya The festivals of Dashain/Navratri and Tihar/Diwali fall in the Nepali month of Kartik (Late October – Early November) and are considered the biggest and most celebrated festivals in Nepal (Karki, 2008). Coming from a Hindu family, this festival is celebrated throughout the world whether it is in the city of Toronto, [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya Nyaya Health’s team recently published “Turning a blind eye: The mobilization of radiology services in resource-poor regions“ in the journal Globalization and Health. The article discusses the scarce access and usage of diagnostic imaging in resource-poor settings, and outlines a need to scale up both the ultrasound and X – ray [...]

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Posted by Bibhav Acharya In this photo essay, Bibhav Acharya, one of Nyaya’s Board members, captures some of the changes that Achham and Nyaya have seen in the last three years. THEN: Bayalpata Hospital was built in the 1980s by the Nepali Government. However, due to political pressure, all equipment was moved to another hospital [...]

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