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Brown Medicine Magazine has featured an article written by Nyaya’s Executive Director, Dan Schwarz. The article focuses on Nyaya’s central mission and the future of health systems strengthening in developing nations. You can read the article here. Tweet This Post

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Posted by Ranju Sharma Bajura which lies north of Achham is the second poorest district of Nepal (UNDP, 2004). The road which is currently being built remains closed during monsoon and is constantly damaged and blocked due occasional heavy rainfall at other times of the year.   Reference: United Nations Human Development Report, ” Nepal [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya As I sit in the boat looking out at the vast ocean, I have two thoughts in my mind. One is how to control my sea sickness and the other is if used properly, how much this water could be utilized for electricity and good health outcomes. The Earth comprises of [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru Note: Please be advised of potentially graphic medical content. The delivery room at Bayalpata Hospital was dimly lit.  The walls, a pale yellow; the floor, the kind of brown cement that, though freshly cleaned by our health aide Chandrika didi, could never look clean.  On the delivery table was a blue [...]

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Nyaya is looking to fill a vacancy for a Country Director, a position that will play a key administrative role in Nyaya’s work in the coming year. The position is a year-long role and we are accepting applications on a rolling basis. We are looking to fill the position by April, 2011, or as soon [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz Current Nyaya Health volunteers, Mark Lichtenstein and Cynthia West, of Vermont (USA) have written about their time at Bayalpata Hospital in the Hardwick Gazette. You can access the article here. Tweet This Post

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Posted by Duncan Maru Children, in their infinite capacity to explore the world, occasionally get small objects stuck in various orifices in their bodies.  In Achham, such simple problems can lead to permanent morbidities such as deafness or even infection and death.  At Bayalpata Hospital, extracting objects can be quite challenging.  I spoke recently with [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz I’ve written before on this blog about the importance of collaboration in the global health field and Nyaya’s efforts to join with partner organizations to work towards the development of best practices for the field. To further pursue this aspect of our work, Nyaya is a member organization of Still Harbor’s [...]

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Posted by Bibhav Acharya Imagine that you live in a region that is connected to the rest of the world via only one road. The road has frequent landslides and it takes 12 hours to get to the nearest airport and 16 hours to the nearest intensive care unit (ICU). All of your supplies like [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru There are two core experiences that define becoming a doctor in the modern medical education system: 1) taking part in our first year of medical school in the gross anatomy course, where we dissect the cadaver of some extremely generous and humble soul; 2) after medical school, during residency, of leading teams [...]

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Posted by Ranju Sharma This is the first in a series of photos from our team in Nepal. Henceforth we will try to post a picture every 1-2 weeks offering our readers a glimpse into our work in Achham. ———————- Ranju Sharma is currently the Program Coordinator at Bayalpata Hospital. She recently completed her BSc [...]

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Dear friends and family, Today we share with you our 2010 Annual Report – we hope you’ll take a moment to read about the wonderful progress Nyaya and our partners have made this year in Achham, in the rural and impoverished west of Nepal. Nyaya began five years ago, compelled by the simple idea that [...]

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