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Posted by Bibhusan Basnet I was just starting to doze off when I got a call from the emergency department (ED).  We had some police men in the ED who were seriously ill.  They had continuous vomiting, several episodes of diarrhea, and a high grade fever. The police inspector who accompanied them told me further [...]

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Posted by Bibhusan Basnet Community malnutrition screening and treatment has been one of our missions since the establishment of Nyaya Health.  Malnutrition is present in 60% of children under the age of five in Achham, where we have our working base.  It is a tragic reality, and our fight against malnutrition is underway. Bayalpata Hospital runs [...]

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How to Make Patients Happy

Posted by Roshan Bista When I had headaches and some health problems during my childhood, my mother used to give me medicine to make me feel better.  I thought medicine did the job, but I now realize it was my mother’s love that cured most of my illness.  Now, as a medical doctor, I try [...]

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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 Roshan Bista  [The following patient story was adapted from our medical@ listserv, which provides a forum for collaboration between medical professionals at Bayalpata Hospital and around the world.] An 8 year-old boy presented with periumbilical pain for 4 days, which was non-radiating, with multiple episodes of vomiting and the inability to pass stool and flatus [...]

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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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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 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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