GlobeMed at Tufts University partners with Nyaya Health to decrease deaths from unnecessary health burdens in Achham, a district in western Nepal.
GlobeMed at Tufts University + Nyaya Health
GlobeMed at Tufts University | Medford, Massachusetts
Nyaya Health | Achham, Nepal
Nyaya Health’s hospital is located in the major transit hub for the region and treats over 3,000 patients per month on average.
“We fundamentally believe that delivery of free, high-quality care is only one component of a vital mission. The second component is all about building a model, disseminating the model effectively, and thus building a broader movement for health equity and social justice around the world.”
– Mark Arnoldy, Executive Director of Nyaya Health
About the Partnership
Nyaya Health is building a replicable system of hospital- and community-based healthcare in rural Nepal via an open-access, public-private partnership. Nyaya Health’s activities in Achham are centered at the Bayalpata Hospital. The hospital, run as a collaboration between Nyaya Health, local citizens, and the Nepali government, centers around a model of comprehensive primary care, including maternal and child health, infectious disease prevention and treatment, and management of chronic conditions for an expanding catchment population of a quarter million people. Nyaya Health’s mission is to provide free community-based healthcare in rural Nepal that strengthens the public sector and to develop and disseminate a replicable model of health delivery in resource-poor settings throughout the world. Since fall of 2011, GlobeMed at Tufts has raised over $6,400 to expand and strengthen Nyaya Health’s Community Health Worker training program.
GlobeMed at Tufts aims to support Nyaya Health’s Community Health Worker Expansion Project based at the Bayalpata Hospital in Achham, Nepal. Community health workers constitute mobile teams that provide outreach, triage, treatment and follow-up services to a geographically dispersed population. All medical care is provided free-of-charge, with a focus on health equity and outreach to the poorest and most marginalized patients.
This expansion project will allow Nyaya Health’s Community Heath Workers to provide services to more individuals in more villages throughout rural Nepal.