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Monthly Archive for March, 2011

Posted by Dr. Arunima Rajbhandry Bayalpata Hospital outpatient department was crowded with patients, all lined up eagerly to be seen by a clinician. I was done seeing my first few and rang the bell to call for the next patient. A thin, nervous looking middle-aged woman walked in, along with her teenage daughter. “I have [...]

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Posted by Ranju Sharma Siddheswor Village’s Community Health Worker Leader (CHWL) Satya Sunar w/ the Community Health Workers (CHWs) at one of their weekly meetings.(From left, CHW Maheswori Kunwar, CHW Tulsi Kunwar, CHW Damyanti Kunwar, CHW Sita Kunwar and CHW Leader Satya Sunar). —————— Ranju Sharma is currently the Program Coordinator at Bayalpata Hospital. She [...]

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Posted by Sushant Wagley The following video is part of a series focusing on the everyday undertakings at Bayalpata Hospital. Ranging from provider-patient interviews to tours of the Bayalpata Hospital complex, this video series hopes to give a glimpse into the successes, challenges, and experiences of the dedicated Nyaya Health team in Achham. Staff at [...]

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Posted by Dan Schwarz In July of 2010, Bayalpata Hospital began it’s Safe Motherhood Program in partnership with the Nepali Ministry of Health and Population, and has subsequently seen a substantial rise in in-hospital deliveries (red data points indicate months after the initiation of the SMP). This is only a fraction of the deliveries that [...]

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Nyaya was cited in MyRepublica, in an article describing the role of Nepalis abroad who contributed towards development in Nepal. The article can be accessed here. We would like to thank the author, Saurav Thapa and MyRepublica for featuring  our work. Tweet This Post

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Posted by Duncan Maru Nyaya Health has long had a stated goal of developing “scaleable models”.  This objective is both noble and alluring; wouldn’t it be great to work on something in one place that could solve problems in other similarly impoverished areas?  The world, after all, has an overwhelming number of communities confronting similar issues of [...]

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Posted by Ruma Rajbhandari Note: The following post has graphic content It seemed like it would be a quiet day at Bayalpata Hospital—the Outpatient Department queue was much shorter than the 200 patients that we had been averaging  almost every day over the last week.  The government had declared a national day of mourning for a past [...]

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Bayalpata Hospital’s Safe Motherhood program has been featured on the Partners In Health (PIH) blog as part of their blog series to honor women’s health for International Women’s Day on March 8th. You can read the blog post here. We would like to thank PIH for their continued mentorship and support of our work, and [...]

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Posted by Ranju Sharma ———————- Ranju Sharma is currently the Program Coordinator at Bayalpata Hospital. She recently completed her BSc at Mount Holyoke. Tweet This Post

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X – ray vision

Posted by Gregory Karelas Before beginning our conversation, Deelip Saund showed me a brief video clip of one of many interviews that he had collected from his patients at Bayalpata Hospital. Many of them had never had an x-ray before. He said that their conditions and experience taught him more about his work. Yet he [...]

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Posted by Jason Andrews On March 2-3, our colleagues at Partners in Health hosted a conference on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) at Harvard Medical School.  Ryan Schwarz, Bibhav Acharya and I attended from Nyaya Health.  The conference’s title–”The Long Tail of Global Health Equity”–referred to the observation that while a small handful of conditions (HIV, malaria, [...]

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Repairing a Bear Bite Wound

Posted by Duncan Maru Note: The following post has graphic content The call came into Dilidai, our ambulance driver.  A man from a village about six hours away had been bitten by a bear while collecting wood.  Members of his village had carried down to Sanfebagar, where he was now awaiting the ambulance.  His leg [...]

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