Winner: Nyaya Health Nepal

The Health Workforce Resilience Prize awarded winners from low- or middle-income countries that have designed or developed a tool, method, or approach to improve or enhance health worker resilience. 

About the Winner

Nyaya Health Nepal provides free, quality healthcare to underserved communities in Nepal with no user fee at the point of care while striving to develop and design a sustainable integrated model of healthcare that can ultimately be handed over to the government and implemented throughout the country.

Represented by:

SP Kalaunee, Executive Director      @spkalaunee

SP has been at the core in developing Nyaya Health Nepal’s partnership model with the government of Nepal, Ministry of Health and Population. Prior to NHN, SP served as the acting executive director of a Nepali nonprofit, and led the organization’s functions in health, education, and community development sectors. SP also worked as a teacher, tutoring students from primary level to the university level in different schools in Nepal, Vietnam, Finland, and USA. He received his M.A. (Sociology), B. Ed., and LL.B. from Tribhuvan University, Nepal, M. A. (English Literature), and B. A. from Kumaun University, India. SP completed his PhD in Organizational Leadership at Eastern University, where he is an adjunct faculty member at the School of Leadership and Development.

Pratistha Thapa, Senior Partnerships Manager      @thapapratistha

Pratistha liaises with donors, external development partners and other partners based in Nepal and abroad for fundraising and advocacy for Nyaya Health Nepal. Prior to joining Nyaya Health Nepal, she served as the Deputy Manager in Sipradi Trading Private Limited, Nepal, where she led systems development and compliance for the Sipradi Group of Companies. She earned a Masters in Business Administration from the Asian Institute of Technology and Chartered Accountancy from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Approach

Problem

The lack of a streamlined, digital system in Nepal means the overall healthcare response is not systemic and can potentially lead to differences in the dissemination of information and treatment. Having one streamlined system throughout the country would provide a uniformed support tool for health workers.

 

Solution

Nyaya Health Nepal’s integrated Electronic Health Record called NepalEHR is an open source tool that is aligned with the national reporting platform (DHIS2) and customized for Nepal’s public health care system. NepalEHR seamlessly integrates registration, clinical diagnoses, prescriptions, reporting, and supply chain management in one system. It facilitates care across facility and community points of service and allows for continuous improvement in service delivery. By providing so much through one system, it enables health workers to do their jobs with greater efficiency and gives them more bandwidth to respond to the changing dynamics that they encounter in their work.

 

Vision

Through the use of a digital record system, NepalEHR transforms health service provision. By using technology to facilitate the coordination of care and integration of data, it supports providers at health facilities and community health workers to provide free, quality, holistic care.

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