Indira Khatri, 23, had her second child four days ago. She lives is Thokarpa, Nepal, an hour walk (there are no roads) up the steeply terraced hillside to the nearest clinic, and 4-5 hours drive, first on a rock-strewn and mud-slicked 'road' switchbacking down the valley, then the final stretch on mixed paved and dirt roads, to the nearest hospital. Her first child was born premature and luckily she was in Kathmandu at the time where her husband sometimes works as a truck driver. They stayed in intensive care for about a week but had to go home early when the big earthquake hit in 2015. She was worried about her second child and went regularly to the local clinic for checkups but in these resource-limited remote villages, even the best care is severely lacking even basic diagnostic and preventative tools like ultrasound.

Indira Khatri, 23, had her second child four days ago. She lives is Thokarpa, Nepal, an hour walk (there are no roads) up the steeply terraced hillside to the nearest clinic, and 4-5 hours drive, first on a rock-strewn and mud-slicked 'road' switchbacking down the valley, then the final stretch on mixed paved and dirt roads, to the nearest hospital. Her first child was born premature and luckily she was in Kathmandu at the time where her husband sometimes works as a truck driver. They stayed in intensive care for about a week but had to go home early when the big earthquake hit in 2015. She was worried about her second child and went regularly to the local clinic for checkups but in these resource-limited remote villages, even the best care is severely lacking even basic diagnostic and preventative tools like ultrasound.

 
 
 

Storytelling & Image Library for Startup NGOs NYAGI & One Heart Worldwide

NYAGI is a small, start-up style nonprofit focused on ultrasound education for healthcare providers in remote, rural, and resource-limited areas around the world. Access to effective healthcare is severely skewed towards high-income countries, and in low-income countries it’s a tragic fact that too many die of easily preventable complications simply because they can’t diagnose them. Ultrasound is an established, affordable, portable, safe, and effective diagnostic tool for everything from maternal health to emergency medicine—it is just difficult to learn. NYAGI’s founder, Boulder, Colorado physiatrist Dr. Cliff Gronseth, has been a passionate advocate for ultrasound since first learning it himself 20 years ago, and a few years ago he developed an iPad-based education platform through another company he started, 7D Imaging. NYAGI partners with other NGOs working in the locations they visit (like One Heart Worldwide in Nepal) and has now been to Nepal twice (2016 and 2017) and most recently Haiti.