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Monthly Archive for March, 2012

Posted by Ruma Rajbhandari The Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) Conference Program at Bayalpata Hospital is unique for two reasons: 1) it takes place in a small hospital in an extremely resource-poor area of the world, and 2) it involves all levels of hospital staff, from clinical to administrative and managerial.  Further details of the program can be [...]

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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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Posted by Dan Schwarz In line with Nyaya’s vision of being a leader in data-driven and transparent operations, we have recently been working to develop a more formal research and evaluation strategy for our work in Achham.  To that end, we have formalized several new volunteer and full-time positions, and have recently posted a new [...]

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Posted by Sheela Maru The sun penetrated deep into our chilled bodies as we talked on the lawn outside the delivery room of Bayalpata Hospital.  We found our first study participant there, with her 6 hour old infant, basking in the hot, therapeutic rays.  She answered our foreign questions meekly with a slightly confused look.  We were probing [...]

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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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Posted by Gregory Karelas Friday was indeed a triumph. Of course the program started forty five minutes late. But as I told the Local District Officer while we waited alone for the first invitee to join us, “It’s ok, Sir. In Achham, everyone is right on time.” In other words, forty five minutes late was [...]

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Posted by Richa Pokhrel  An amazing thing has happened here at the hospital, something I didn’t think would happen in my first month here.  When I first arrived at the hospital, I noticed that Buddha dai, our groundskeeper, never ate with the rest of the staff.  I was very confused by this because he lived [...]

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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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Posted by Duncan Maru An 18-year-old man presented recently with swelling and pain over his right forearm after a fall.  I was asked by one of our Health Assistants, Ram, to look at his x-ray.  About a week prior, he had been carrying a stone on his head for some construction when he tripped and fell.   Curiously, in [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru Owing to uncertain travel times, it is typically wise to anticipate spending about 36 hours in Kathmandu after leaving Achham.  I am thus left trying to squeeze as many meetings and tasks as possible out of my trip.  During my previous “exit trip,” four weeks before with Agya Poudyal, we had [...]

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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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Posted by Aarti Bhatt [The following is an example of Nyaya’s teamwork approach to providing the best care to patients.  These case studies were discussed via our international listserv, to provide a spectrum of professional input.]  Case 1: A 38 year old female with four days of fever, cough, and epigastric discomfort.  Hemoglobin on admission [...]

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Posted by Gregory Karelas The patient was of a young woman who presented to the Emergency Department (ED) with rectal bleeding for the third time this month. I watched our doctors go through preliminary check-ups and interventions with her at the end of the work day, and then left for my office, confident that all [...]

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