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Thank You for the Remarkable Campaign

Dear Blog Readers, Last week, you redefined ‘possible.’ You helped us, a small but tenacious and growing team, win 8th place of over 7000 organizations in the national Chase Community Giving contest by inspiring 20,254 votes in favor of health care for Nepal’s rural poor. That is no small feat, considering organizations with annual budgets [...]

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Nyaya Health Needs your Vote before 9/18

Dear Blog Reader, We write today to make a special appeal for a tiny 30-second favor before 9/18 that will deliver big results. Nyaya Health is remarkably close to winning a top prize of $100,000 in Facebook’s Chase Community Giving contest, and your 30-second vote is desperately needed to secure our top spot and allow us to [...]

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Make $250,000 of Progress Possible

Dear Blog Readers,   Between now and September 19th, we have an extraordinary opportunity ahead of us. Nyaya Health has been nominated to win the $250,000 grand prize in the Chase Community Giving contest hosted on Facebook. If we together can bring the most votes, we will be able to expand our work to 5 clinics in 2013. [...]

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Today we Welcome Dr. Paul Farmer to Nepal

Dear Readers, Mountains have become a metaphor for the challenges inherent in the work we do. Surprisingly, that is not because we work in Nepal. Instead, it is credited to Mountains Beyond Mountains, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder’s moving account of Dr. Paul Farmer’s quest to bring quality health care to the poor around the [...]

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Posted by Mark Arnoldy As a 22-year old, I distinctly recall rumbling along Route Nationale #3, Haiti’s unpaved and unattended central vein, toward the town of Cange. While crawling up a dusty incline past the dam that spawned Lac Peligre on my right, a nervous anticipation set in. Those nerves were not of the sort [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz My plane landed in Kathmandu this morning – my first day back in the country after a stint too long away (as a resident physician in the USA now, finding time away from work can be challenging). Coincidentally, today is also the 3rd anniversary of Nyaya’s collaboration with the Nepali Ministry [...]

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Posted by Jason Andrews and Sanjay Basu For the last several years, we’ve heard that privatizing public health systems in poor countries would be the best way to build more sustainable, efficient and effective healthcare systems. Large multinational firms and the World Bank have put out several reports advocating for the poorest countries to privatize. [...]

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  Dear Blog Readers, Sunday is a special day for the mothers in our lives. Yet we know so well that showing appreciation one day a year isn’t fair tribute to all the nurturing care and support they provide. That’s why our team in Nepal is committed to make this Mother’s Day matter well beyond Sunday. [...]

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Jim Yong Kim Named World Bank President

Posted by Ryan Schwarz In an unprecedented and historic moment, Dr. Jim Yong Kim was named President of the World Bank this week. As one of Nyaya’s long-standing inspirations and mentors, Dr. Kim is one of the founders of Partners In Health, the current president of Dartmouth College, and one of the world’s foremost experts [...]

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Posted by Ryan Schwarz Nyaya Health was started by a group of Yale students 6 years ago.  It began when one of our founders, Jason Andrews, traveled to the Achham region and learned about the dearth of healthcare in the region, and the injustices faced daily by Achhami citizens.  Over the last six years our [...]

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Dear members of the Nyaya Health family, I am writing you today to tell you why we must forever change the way infectious diseases are diagnosed and treated in Far-Western Nepal through a new partnership with One Day’s Wages. That “why” for me was found in Maya, a patient at Bayalpata Hospital last October. Maya was like many [...]

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Nyaya Health is the 1%

Dear friends and family, I am honored to share that last week Nyaya Health became part of the 1% of organizations examined by GiveWell to be distinguished as a standout organization.  GiveWell, deemed “the gold standard for giving” by the Boston Globe, takes their evaluations seriously.  In fact, only 6 of the 750 organizations examined this [...]

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With Gratitude to Dhulikhel Hospital

Posted by Duncan Maru Our Country Director and I had the honor of visiting Dhulikhel Hospital this week to meet with staff members and Administrative Director, Dr. Rajendra Koju.  Dhulikhel is a not-for-profit, non-governmental hospital that offers affordable prices to its patients and manifests a singular vision of high quality and equitable care in rural Nepal, representing much of [...]

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November Campaign Update

It is our pleasure to share an update on what you, as members of the Nyaya Health community, have accomplished via the #nov4nyaya campaign over the last 16 days: $3,740.80 has been raised.  This money will enable us to tile 348 square meters, which is 41% of all of our clinical facilities that need to be [...]

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Nyaya’s Bayalpata Hospital and one of our partners, TEAM Hospital, in the nearby district of Dadeldhura, were featured in a new article on GHDonline .  The article discusses the development of health services in rural western Nepal, and specifically, the cooperation of GHDonline communities to improve communication between local healthcare implementers. You can read the [...]

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