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Posted by Jeffrey Kaplan As I sit in the airport on my way home, I can only reflect on how randomly fortunate those of us who just happened to hit the “lucky dog club” (being born in a 1st world country) are. Our personal commitment to sharing our fortune of high quality, readily available healthcare [...]

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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 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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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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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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