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Posted by Pritam Shah I vividly remember the days when I used to walk past Bayalpata Hospital with wild bushes, ruined old buildings, and a herd of grazing cattle. I now contemplate on those memories when I recently visited Bayalpata Hospital. The hospital has transformed into a fully running hospital with landscaped grounds, painted buildings [...]

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Posted by Astha Ramaiya Confidentiality and Hippocratic Oath state that a doctor should do no harm and keep all patient information a secret. This oath has been followed since the dawn of medicine. However, working in the field of reproductive health and infectious diseases, I regularly question if this law holds true when your disclosure [...]

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Posted by Gregory Karelas ———————- Gregory Karelas is the country director of Nyaya Health. He has graduated with a MSc in Medical Anthropology.  Tweet This Post

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We are recruiting a full time Research Coordinator (RC) to oversee a program of hospital and community-based research in Achham, Far Western Nepal. This research program will complement the service and advocacy of international NGO Nyaya Health. The RC will be responsible for management of research projects, coordination with hospital and community health staff, and [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru In a speech recently on his government’s funding of the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunizations, British Prime Minister David Cameron’s delivered some welcome statements about the importance of transparency in global development aid [1].   Notably, all recipients of British foreign aid “must publish what they do, where they get their [...]

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Notes from Achham

Posted by Agya Poudyal Each week, over the Nyaya Health team list, both a hospital update and community health worker program update is sent for reflections.  Although there has only been one weekly update published in the past,  the blog team would like to increase the frequency of notes from Achham to inform readers about [...]

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Nyaya’s Co-Founder, Dr. Sanjay Basu recently published an article in the New York Times on the health needs of illegal immigrants in San Francisco, USA. Undocumented immigrant workers in the USA frequently have greatly limited access to healthcare services, similar to patients we serve in Achham, and people in other impoverished communities throughout the world. Nyaya believes [...]

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Posted by Ranju Sharma —————— Ranju Sharma was previously the Program Coordinator at Bayalpata Hospital. She recently completed her BSc at Mount Holyoke and is currently a volunteer with Nyaya Health. Tweet This Post

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Posted by Duncan Maru We would love some discussion and feedback about a surgical implementation science protocol we just published on BMJ Open.  This research will evaluate our implementation of surgical services at our rural district hospital in remote western Nepal. As you all are acutely aware, surgical care is a severely neglected area in [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz Malnutrition is a critical health issue for children throughout Nepal, and in Achham where Nyaya works, nearly 1 in 5 children are qualified as malnourished. Bayalpata Hospital conducts a malnutrition screening and treatment program for all children who come to the hospital, and in the coming year will be expanding its [...]

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Nyaya Health’s Chief Operating Officer, Dan Schwarz, was recently quoted as part of PRNewswire’s press release that unveiled 21 global health case studies for open access to the public that were produced by the Global Health Delivery Project and Harvard Business Publishing. These case studies have previously been used as the core of Harvard’s Global Health Effectiveness [...]

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Nyaya’s partner organization, Hope Through Health, has posted the following proposal for a new job opening in Togo. Hope Through Health has been doing inspiring work for health care equity in Togo since 2004, and are currently advertising for their first full-time Program Director position. We are honored to spread the word about this important [...]

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