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 people of Achham, I had returned to my academic obligations in the US, finishing med school and preparing to begin my residency training next year. Prior to leaving, as the former Director, I was heavily involved in planning and designing our programs, both new and old, so returning to see their progress has been a truly rewarding and inspiring experience.
Please see below a slide show of some of the most recent developments at Bayalpata Hospital – accomplishments that have, in some cases, been years in development – all of which make me deeply proud to be a member of such a wonderful team.
Dan Schwarz is the member of the Board of Directors and a medical student at Brown University School of Medicine. He completed his MPH at the Harvard School of Public Health.