A project of GlobeMed
Who We Are // GlobeMed at Tufts University
Founded in 2011, GlobeMed at Tufts is one of 50 GlobeMed chapters working to improve the health of people living in poverty around the world. We are a student-run non profit that trains students to spread awareness, take advantage of surrounding resources, and develop the knowledge and skill sets necessary to raise money and contribute to the success of our partner, Nyaya Health. Nyaya was founded with the goal of helping to decrease the health burden in the district of Achham, a resource-poor area in western Nepal.
Our Partner // Nyaya Health in Achham, Nepal
Nyaya Health works in partnership with the local government of Achham, Nepal as part of an initiative to rebuild the public sector health system. Nyaya Health operates a hospital and provides mobile medical care services in Achham. Bayalpata Hospital employs an all-Nepali staff and provides medical care to members of the community. Currently, 75,000 patients receive free medical care. With supervision and training from volunteer public health experts, community health workers go door-to-door to spread knowledge to the population. In so doing, they aim to raise awareness and decrease the incidence of disease.
Our Project // $4,000 to support a Community Health Worker expansion project
This year our goal is to raise $4,000 to support Nyaya Health's Community Health Worker Expansion Project. Community health workers constitute mobile teams providing 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. Specifically, Community Health Workers play a critical role in Nyaya Health by providing disease surveillance, data reporting, patient referrals, patient education, and basic care. Our funds will support Nyaya Health in expanding the Community Health Worker program, which will allow their Community Heath Workers to reach more individuals in more villages throughout rural Nepal.
During the month of November, Nyaya Health is raising funds to tile every single clinical facility they have. This not only improves sanitation, but it brings dignity to those working and being treated in their facilities. Follow this link for more information on this campaign: http://causes.com/nyayahealth