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Posted by Ryan Schwarz I recently had the opportunity to meet several Achhami women who were receiving services from a local non-profit organization with which Nyaya partners. All of the patients are HIV positive and receive support services at home through our partner organization. The organization provides much-needed assistance in a number of psycho-social domains [...]

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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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What if?

Posted by Laura Corlin  The other night, a live baby girl was born. She wasn’t perfectly healthy; she needed oxygen. In the United States, otherwise healthy newborn babies receive oxygen all the time. It’s very easy to administer and relatively cheap. Even here, we have oxygen. But what we don’t have is consistent power, and [...]

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Posted by Bibhusan Basnet It was Friday, and as usual, we were having our grand rounds in the inpatient department. The patient from bed number 6 was a 9 year-old female child who had presented to the emergency department (ED) yesterday with fever for 4 weeks (recorded up to 104 degrees Fahrenheit in the ED), [...]

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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 Roshan Bista My third day in the office at Bayalpata Hospital was a special day because it was the third anniversary of the hospital, as well as the inauguration of our new surgery block and microbiology lab at Bayalpata Hospital, Achham.  It got even better when Dr. Paul Farmer arrived in Achham to [...]

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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 Ryan Schwarz When I’m not working for Nyaya, I spend my days working as a resident physician in Boston (United States). In the USA we attend medical school for 4 years, after a previous 4-year bachelor’s degree, and then complete our “residency training” in our specialty of choice – for example, general surgery, [...]

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Posted by Roshan Bista When I was in medical school, my professors used to have medical rounds in the mornings and evenings.  I was very happy to do rounds with them, and wished to do the same in the future.  Despite the best efforts by our professors, however, the patients and patient parties were not [...]

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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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Brothers in Arms

Posted by Bibhusan Basnet Raviman, Bayalpata Hospital’s Pharmacist, reminds me of one of Chad Kroeger’s songs: “and they say that a hero can save us.” He is the ultimate hero at Bayalpata Hospital (BH).  Without him, the care and service we provide to the patients would be incomplete to say the least. He is always [...]

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