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Monthly Archive for February, 2012

Posted by Tess Panizales   ————- Tess Panizales is the Quality Program Manager of the Department of Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health. Tweet This Post

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Case Study: January 24, 2012

Posted by Aarti Bhatt A 9-year-old girl presented with an 8 month history of rash on the extensor surface of her legs, chest, arms and face.  As per her father’s report, the rash began as small papules (see picture of knee) and worsened over time.  In the last 5 months the family has tried various [...]

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Posted by Ruma Rajbhandari When Dhan Bahadur, our X-ray Technician, called us over and told us that our X-ray machine was broken, I was shocked.  This was the WHIS-RAD, the extremely durable and safe machine promoted by the World Health Organization, for being perfect for resource-poor settings.  It was supposed to last for many years, not [...]

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Posted by Dan Schwarz Recently, thanks to the efforts of volunteers from around the world, donors, and our dedicated staff, several substantial technological improvements have been made at Bayalpata Hospital. In the past, we’ve struggled with the lack of consistent electricity, and consequently, have had to carefully ration our energy utilization.  This has, of course, [...]

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Posted by Dan Schwarz After being absent from Bayalpata for nearly six months, I returned in late December with great excitement to see the many changes and steps forward that have transpired since I’ve been gone.  And indeed, I have not been met with disappointment.  While our staff had continued to work diligently, serving the [...]

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Posted by Tess Panizales   ————- Tess Panizales is the Quality Program Manager of the Department of Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health. Tweet This Post

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Posted by Duncan Maru Here is a man we can help.  He’s a forty-two year old farmer and migrant worker to India who is extremely sick, but fixable.  I first heard about him a few minutes ago from one of our superb Health Assistant, Chanakya, who found me while I was going through expired medicines [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru It was a straightforward task: to measure malnutrition in the areas served by our community health workers (CHWs).  In August, we mobilized our CHWs, who went out into their communities and recorded heights and measurements for over 1500 children.  Subsequently, however, all the surveys were left in a filing cabinet and were not [...]

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Posted by Tess Panizales ————- Tess Panizales is the Quality Program Manager of the Department of Surgery at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Center for Surgery and Public Health. Tweet This Post

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Posted by Duncan Maru I interact with our patients briefly, in the context of a consultation by one of our clinical team members. For most of the patients with whom I consult, I will never know whether we had the right diagnosis or the right treatment.  Without a clear mechanism for following up with our patients, I [...]

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Cancer and a Call to Action

Posted by Duncan Maru A middle-aged woman presented with abdominal pain, bloating, and vaginal bleeding.  A few years ago, she had had some gynecologic surgery in India where her son was working.  They had no records of the procedure, nor did they know of what precisely the surgery had entailed.  She had suffered no fever or weight loss.  Our [...]

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Posted by Dan Schwarz Nyaya’s team is composed of an impressive array of over 100 staff members in Achham, and countless volunteers around the world.  Our Country Director, Gregory Karelas, acts as the fulcrum for all of our operations in Achham, coordinating the work of both our Achhami staff and international volunteers.  Despite this, his [...]

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Posted by Richa Pokhrel  ————————– Richa was born in Nepal but grew up in Iowa.  She is currently the Director of Evaluation and Research at Nyaya Health.  Richa has a Master’s in International Development from the University of Pittsburgh. Tweet This Post

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