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Posted by Duncan Maru Access to organizational documents are a key aspect of transparency. Overall, Nyaya has done a solid job documenting what we do so that our staff, leadership team, and volunteers are able to access the “institutional memory” needed to get work done.  We’ve had a hodge-podge of a system in accomplishing this, [...]

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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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Posted by Duncan Maru “Duita bihana ma, Duita sanjh ko, la”. In counseling patients on how to take their medicines, the Bayalpata Hospital pharmacist Raviman Kunwar has the cadence of a Kathmandu micro-bus helper calling out to passengers to get on board, or an auctioneer selling his wares.  At twenty-one years old, complete with stylish [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru Much has been written and talked about with regards to the need for organizations, corporations, and governments to operate more transparently.  The non-profit sector is particularly problematic, as the Global Accountability Report has made clear.  Nyaya Health for our part has long held an organizational mandate of transparent operations.  Operationalizing transparency [...]

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Hardwick Gazette has featured Dr. Mark Lichtestein and Cynthia West’s work in Nepal. The article outlines the the author’s views on the Nepali language, culture and perception of health conditions amongst the population of Achham. Tweet This Post

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Posted by Dan Schwarz Here at Bayalpata Hospital, we’ve recently had several visits from respected government and non-government officials / organizations who have questioned our policy of paying our community health workers (CHWs). In reflecting with them and in other conversations, I thought it might be appropriate to say a bit about our position on [...]

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Posted by Gregory Karelas Please consider the following definition. Transformation: “a thorough or dramatic change in form or appearance.” (OED 2011, online) Now please look at the photos below. One is what one Bayalpata staff bathroom once looked like. One is what it now looks like. One is what a Bayalpata patient bed once looked [...]

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Posted by Ranju Sharma When a TB patient under DOTS at Bayalpata Hospital missed to come to the hospital, Dr. Bikash who is looking over the case went to the patient’s house 30 minutes ride from the hospital. The patient hadn’t been able to come to the hospital the day before because he was bedridden [...]

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Posted by Ruma Rajbhandari Throughout the world, mothers are strong; but mothers in Far-Western Nepal seem to be in another league all together. In 2007, while working with Nick Simons Institute of Rural Health Care Training (NSI), I traveled to Bajhang district, a harrowing journey from Kathmandu involving a one hour flight, a sixteen hour [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru Electricity is a central component to healthcare delivery, and where we work in Achham getting reliable energy is a challenge.  I am hoping that this post will serve as a “before” snapshot at our energy system prior to the installation of our new solar system. We start at the single phase [...]

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Posted by Mark Lichtenstein, Cynthia West and Mark Arnoldy On Saturday February 6th, Bayalpata Hospital staff held our first-ever large-scale volunteer hospital improvement program. All staff members came out for what was a phenomenal transformation of our hospital in just one day’s work. It stood as proof that ‘many hands might lighter work’ and also spoke [...]

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