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Monthly Archive for January, 2011

Advocacy for Achham

In this week’s edition of Nepali Times, a premier English-language newspaper in Nepal, Bibhav Acharya, Nyaya Health’s Executive Vice-President, writes about several challenges that Achham faces. The article goes beyond listing examples of lack of resources and argues that Achham is less “resource-poor” and more “resource-denied”. Mr. Acharya writes about price-fixing and other man-made disasters [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru Each week, over the Nyaya Health team list, we send out an update from the happenings of Bayalpata Hospital.  Our Executive Director Dan Schwarz gave me the distinct honor of producing the report this week.  We do not often publish our weekly updates on the blog, but we like to occasionally [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya In October Nyaya’s Wiki was selected as one of the Featured Projects for the FACT Social Justice Challenge. Recently, NetSquared, the sponsor of the Challenge interviewed Nyaya’s Director of Operations to learn more about Nyaya’s work in the global health delivery field. You can read his interview here. Tweet This Post

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Orthopedics in Achham

Posted by Duncan Maru A brave little four-year-old girl with a pink hairband twisted on the crown of her head, pink and purple polka-dotted shirt, and purple socks is sitting in the procedure room.  She had fallen earlier that day while playing and hurt her right arm.  She has a small abrasion over her cheek [...]

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Windows, darked

Posted by Duncan Maru As I’m re-reading the WHO’s “Surgical Care in the District Hospital” [1] in Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, a small girl not much younger than Anand and Umed (my twin boys) toddles over to explore the intricate details of my backpack’s harnesses and straps.  A little while later I hear [...]

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Nyaya Health featured in Hamro Patrika

Nyaya’s close friend and supporter, Dr. Marit Bakke, has written an article about her recent visit to Bayalpata Hospital, which has been been published in the Norway Nepal Association’s monthly newsletter, Hamro Patrika. Dr. Bakke is a Sociology professor from Oslo, Norway, and also sits on the International Advisory Board of Patan Academy of Health Sciences, [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru A 60 year old gentleman presented to Bayalpata Hospital today describing several months oflower back pain.  A large proportion of adult patients who come to Bayalpata Hospital describe back pain.  It is significantly challenging to determine which of these patients have a problem that is actually amenable to medical therapy.  In [...]

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Posted by Dan Schwarz Nyaya’s Executive Director, Dan Schwarz, presented at the weekly Brown University Infectious Disease Rounds, discussing our HIV/AIDS management program in Achham. His talk was entitled “Meeting the need: Developing an HIV/AIDS treatment program in the Far West Region, Nepal.” You can view his slides here: ——————- Dan Schwarz is the Executive Director [...]

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Nyaya mourns the passing of Thomas White

posted by Ryan Schwarz Nyaya expresses its condolences and well wishes to the family of Thomas White, advisor and long-time member of Partners In Health, who passed away peacefully this morning. Thomas was an inspiring force to many in the global health field and the Nyaya team, and while he will be deeply missed, the [...]

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Posted by Jason Andrews Recently released figures suggest that in the district of Achham, where Nyaya Health works, has among the highest prevalence of HIV infection in Nepal.  A total of 1053 cases of HIV have been reported in the past six years, of which nearly two-thirds were diagnosed in women.  Achham is home to [...]

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