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Monthly Archive for June, 2011

For the past 2 years Ranju Sharma has been a critical member of the Nyaya family, and for the last year has spearheaded the development of Nyaya’s community health work as our Director of Community Health at Bayalpata Hospital. This month Ranju has moved on to a new phase in her career and on behalf of the entire Nyaya [...]

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Posted by Micheal Polifka This post was written by Dr. Michael Polifka, Nyaya team volunteer, as a personal journal entry during a recent trip to Bayalpata Hospital in Achham, Nepal. The monsoon season started almost a month early this year.  The evenings cool down a bit and so sleeping under my mosquito net is comfortable.  About midnight [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz Last month a 29-year-old woman walked for over a day, and then rode on a tractor for another half day, to reach Bayalpata Hospital. She had begun having labor pains more than a day earlier and had already been bleeding quite a bit – there were unfortunately no functioning health centers [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru As I’ve discussed in another thread, email forms a central aspect of the modern work life for many; as I cited in that post, in one study among British white-collar workers, a full 55 work-days per worker are spent on email.  So, there should be a way to ensure that the [...]

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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 Dan Schwarz Bayalpata Hospital has been featured in a new article on Outline News, written by Nepali free-lance journalist Loksari Kunwar. You can view the article here. Nyaya Health would like to thank Loksari ji for her great reporting and for her continued commitment to the people of Achham. —————– Dan Schwarz is [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru Recently, Dr. Bikash visited one of his patients with tuberculosis who did not make it to the hospital for his scheduled visit.  He needed adherence counseling, an HIV test, and sputum investigation.  Fortunately, he lives within an hour of the hospital.  After outpatient clinic, Dr. Bikash and I motorbiked and walked [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz On April 1st, The Nick Simons Foundation generously donated $25,000 to Nyaya and offered an additional matching donation of $75,000 more – the total donation, if Nyaya was able to raise $75,000 ourselves, would equal $175,000! I write today to announce that with your support Nyaya has not only reached that [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru Since starting services at the Sanfe Clinic, Nyaya Health has been planning for the ultimate day when we would start surgical services.  Now, nearly two years into services at Bayalpata Hospital, we are making preparations to take that next step.  Concurrently, Nyaya Health has been developing the basic infrastructure necessary to [...]

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posted by Ryan Schwarz Two months ago we announced the exciting $75,000 matching grant from the Nick Simons Foundation and set a goal of July 1st, 2011, to raise the full $75,000, generating a total of $150,000 for our patients in Achham. With a month to go we are on track to meet this goal, and [...]

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Dear Friends, We write seeking your assistance in issuing an urgent call for trained physicians who are interested in serving in Liberia with Tiyatien Health. Founded by survivors of the Liberian civil war, Tiyatien Health is a young, growing organization providing community-based health care in rural southeastern Liberia since 2007. We are asking for your [...]

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