On Saturday, April 6, Tufts students, parents, and professors joined the GlobeMed staff for a silent auction benefit night. The money raised through the silent auction will be going to our chapter’s partner, Nyaya Health. This organization will use this money, in addition to thefunds we have procured through various other campaigns throughout the year, to construct solar panels in Accham, Nepal.
Also in attendance was Mark Arnoldy, who is the current executive director of Nyaya Health. Drawing on his own firsthand experiences and interactions with the difficulties faced by those working to improve medical care in Nepal, he spoke to the necessity of incorporating the use of solar energy into the operations of Bayalpata Hospital. He described a situation in which the tenuous availability of electricity regularly endangers the lives of otherwise stable patients—a situation which is the reality for untellable number of Nepali patients.
The unfortunate realities of health care in Nepal were brought to the attention of everyone in attendance, but guests were also assured that their time, energy, and other such contributions were endlessly important and appreciated. As a chapter, we would like to extend our sincerest thanks to those who supported us, both for this event and previous events. If you are interested in Nyaya Health’s mission, you can learn more about the organization here: https://tuftsglobemed.wordpress.com/our-partner/.