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Posted by Lindsey Youngquist _____________ Lindsey Youngquist is a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar studying Community Health in Nepal.  She recently volunteered at Bayalpata Hospital in Achham.  Tweet This Post

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Posted by Gregory Karelas Almost one year ago, I wrote a piece for this blog titled “The Transformative Power of Paint”. Its purpose was to elucidate how small gestures can make great change. It was a pleasure to write and depicted beliefs that I still hold true. Thus, when the experience of touch emerged as a theme for [...]

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Posted by Ashma Baruwal ——— Ashma Baruwal is a MPH graduate from Chulalongkorn University,Thailand. She is currently the Associate Director of Community Health for Nyaya Health. Tweet This Post

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Posted by Gregory Karelas The gentleman sitting in my office believed he was helping us, or so I like to think. He was from the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS), visiting our hospital to discuss the NRCS’s criteria for Blood Banking Center approval –an approval necessary to begin any type of blood transfusion or storage [...]

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The Innocence of the Heart

Posted by Ashma Baruwal It was Thursday and I had just returned from my day off (my “weekend” falls on a Wednesday).  After attending the update meeting I headed back to my office, making mental notes of the things that needed to be done.  The waiting area for the patients was not too crowded, which [...]

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Posted by Gregory Karelas This morning, our nursing staff greeted me with a phrase that has become too common at Bayalpata Hospital: “Gregory. We have no pani.” Translation: “Water is out again. We don’t know what to do.” As mentioned in previous stories and updates, water is a delicate and ever-unreliable commodity here at Bayalpata [...]

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Posted by Ashma Baruwal ———– Ashma Baruwal is a MPH graduate from Chulalongkorn University,Thailand. She is currently the Associate Director of Community Health for Nyaya Health. Tweet This Post

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Posted by Jesse Brady and Bibhusan Basnet  In the past 8 months, the month of May recorded the highest number of bandhs (strikes) due to an extension of time allotted for drafting the national constitution.  Many parts of the country have been reeling from the almost daily bandhs during the past few weeks, which have created a [...]

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Posted by Mark Arnoldy – Mark Arnoldy is the Executive Director of Nyaya Health Tweet This Post

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Posted by Duncan Maru I wrote the following email last August to our Country Director, Gregory Karelas, and Executive Director, Mark Arnoldy, who had both recently taken the helm of Nyaya Health.   It was at a challenging moment of transition, and one that brought much frustration and self-doubt.   I asked Greg and Mark that I [...]

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