Jackie Pierson is the director of data and evaluation at Bayalpata Hospital in Achham, Nepal. Prior to working with Nyaya Health, Pierson completed her master’s of public health concentrating in global family and child health at the University of Arizona.

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Gross inequalities exist in access to effective health care—chasms that lead to unnecessary suffering, harsh indignities, and “stupid deaths.”1 When Nyaya Health started working in the Achham district of remote Far Western Nepal in 2006, at the end of a brutal civil war, there were no allopathic physicians for a population of over 500,000 …

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