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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 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 Ryan Schwarz Over the last two years Nyaya has spearheaded a Morbidity and Mortality Conference (M&M), which aims to provide a venue for Bayalpata Hospital’s clinical staff to critically reflect on and evaluate serious illnesses and deaths that occur. The effort is aimed at improving the quality of the care we offer, particularly [...]

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Posted by Ruma Rajbhandari Note: The following post has graphic content It seemed like it would be a quiet day at Bayalpata Hospital—the Outpatient Department queue was much shorter than the 200 patients that we had been averaging  almost every day over the last week.  The government had declared a national day of mourning for a past [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD We are unlikely to find the ultimate cause of death for two young male siblings who died at Bayalpata Hospital after a toxin ingestion.  In our mortality review, the key point of reflection is less on our clinical operations, as they have been recently, and more on the general [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD So often in our work we are confronted by our own inadequacies as a young global health organization — at fundraising, recruiting volunteers, following through on commitments, developing protocols, getting technologies out to Achham. These are felt every moment of every day when we offer less than the highest [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD All too often in our work, we are confronted by deaths of young people that are devastating by their impact on families and communities and by the fact of their being so preventable.  The death of this young pregnant woman and her child, described below in the mortality report [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz Dr. Duncan Maru, MD, PHD, a co-founder of Nyaya Health, has received the Dr. Frederick Lovejoy Research and Education Award from Children’s Hospital of Boston.  This award will support the mortality and morbidity review program that Nyaya has been piloting at Bayalpata Hospital as one prong of Nyaya’s broader transparency and [...]

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Posted by Duncan Maru, MD, PHD Nyaya Health is undertaking an innovative experiment in operations management by reviewing all deaths that occur at the Bayalpata hospital and identifying systems-level changes to prevent future deaths. Programs aimed at assessing the root causes of deaths can help to assess effectiveness and can identify programmatic weaknesses. Implementing such [...]

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