VIDEO: A message from Dr. Paul Farmer

Together, we bring crucial health care where it barely existed before—and where curable diseases are too-often fatal. Dr. Paul Farmer, PIH’s co-founder, recorded this special message to say “thank you” for supporting this lifesaving work. Take a moment to watch it now—and hear directly from our co-founder:

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Posted on: Friday, January 6th, 2017

Together, We are Partners In Health

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Posted on: Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Working to End Violence Against Women in Haiti

In 2015, Zanmi Lasante organized five days of community activities in Haiti in celebration of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Similar activities are planned for 2016. Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. It marks the beginning of 16 Days of Activism taking place between now and […]

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Posted on: Friday, November 25th, 2016

PIH Canada’s submission to International Assistance Review

The Canadian government is undertaking a review of its international assistance programs and has invited feedback from individuals and Canadian development organizations. PIH Canada’s submission to the review is below. To read the government’s background document related to the review, see http://www.international.gc.ca/world-monde/assets/pdfs/iar-consultations-eai-eng.pdf Global Affairs Canada – International Assistance Review Submission from Partners In Health Canada […]

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Posted on: Thursday, July 21st, 2016

A Cancer Crisis, A Good Solution

Photo by Calvin Kennell-Heiling for Partners In Health Oncology Nurse Educator Clemence Muhayimana mixes chemotherapy at the Butaro Ambulatory Cancer Care Center in Burera District, Rwanda. Since 2012, a Partners In Health-supported public hospital in northern Rwanda has treated thousands of patients for breast cancer, lymphomas, and more. But even Butaro Hospital has struggled to […]

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Posted on: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

Opinion: Humanitarians are having a global impact in fight against disease

By: Don Cayo Published April 22, 2016/Vancouver Sun A decade and a half ago, Paul Farmer was directing some strong words — he says he was critiquing and advising, not scolding — at the global health and political establishment for its non-response to the plight of billions who are poor and sick. It seems to […]

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Posted on: Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

The Importance of Innovation in Global Health

Written by: Mylini Saposan, member of the Education subgroup of the PIHC Working Group. On February 26, 2016, I had the privilege of attending the Student Global Health Forum, hosted by the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research at the University of Waterloo. The result of the efforts of student committees across four different university campuses, […]

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Posted on: Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Opinion: Sustainability in global health

By: Mark Brender and Paul Dewar Published: Sunday, March 17, 2016 When it comes to foreign aid and global health, you won’t hear many discussions on the pitfalls of ‘sustainability.’ That’s too bad, because clarifying what we actually mean when we talk of sustainability as a pillar of successful global health projects would do everyone a world of […]

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Posted on: Friday, March 18th, 2016

Introducing: The PIHC Working Group

The PIHC working Group is a dynamic and high action-impact orientated group that works to raise awareness of PIH Canada and the current challenges and opportunities present in the global health landscape. Comprised of three subgroups – Education, Engagement, and Fundraising – members include students and professionals who are passionate about social justice and global […]

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Posted on: Monday, February 8th, 2016

Dr. Paul Farmer: Bridging the ‘Know-Do’ Gap

In recognition of World AIDS Day, we’re highlighting a 2013 lecture by Dr. Paul Farmer on lessons from the global fight against HIV. Haitian farmer St. Ker François weighed 88 pounds when Partners In Health started him on antiretroviral therapy for HIV in 2000, when many experts said it wasn’t possible. Today, François (middle) is […]

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Posted on: Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Before and After

Watch this video of Dr. Paul Farmer—and see all we’ve accomplished together: Help us transform hospitals and health centers from Haiti to West Africa—and bring care to people in the world’s poorest communities:

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Posted on: Monday, November 16th, 2015

Père Eddy, Haiti’s Patron Saint of Mental Health

Photos by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In Health Eddy Eustache, or Père Eddy as he’s most often called, is an ordained Catholic priest and psychologist who has worked with Partners In Health for the past decade, providing mental health care to those in need in Haiti and all around the world  Dr. Joia Mukherjee says her […]

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Posted on: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

A Q&A with Celestine Niyibizi, community health worker supervisor in Rwanda

When did you start working with Partners In Health? I started working with Partners In Health (PIH) in 2005. Before that, I was working as a math teacher in primary school. What exactly is your role as a CHW? Part of my role is to encourage women to be part of family planning, to go […]

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Posted on: Monday, September 14th, 2015

Residents, Mentors, and the Antidote to Uncertainty

We asked three first-year residents at University Hospital of Mirebalais in Haiti to tell us about their mentors. Resident Name: Dr. Aurelie Gilles, First-year resident in Internal Medicine Mentor: Dr. Philip Cleophat, Director of Internal Medicine Why is this person your mentor? Dr. Philip Cleophat is passionate. He not only seeks the best in his […]

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Posted on: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Dr. Paul Farmer: No Health, No Justice: Recent Lessons From West Africa

In March 2015, Partners In Health Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer delivered the 2015 Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice at Yale Law School. Gruber Distinguished Lectures are public addresses featuring path breakers in the fields of global justice and women’s rights. Past lecturers include Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Nobel Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi. In […]

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Posted on: Friday, June 12th, 2015

Conjoined Twins Separated in Haiti

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Posted on: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Count Survivors. Survivors Count.

Meet five courageous survivors of Ebola.     Stand up to Ebola. Support our work today. >>

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Posted on: Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The Ebola Outbreak, Fragile Health Systems, and Quality as a Cure

Yet if the Ebola virus surfaced in Boston or Toronto, there is little doubt that their health systems, despite shortcomings, could effectively contain and then eliminate the disease with far lower case-fatality rates than those reported now in West Africa. Why the disparity when there is no proven drug or vaccine available?

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Posted on: Friday, October 10th, 2014

Boston-Based Partners In Health Leaps Into Ebola Crisis

BOSTON — An advance team from Boston-based Partners In Health heads for Ebola-stricken Liberia Monday. Four doctors, including co-founder Paul Farmer, and two operations staff will lay the groundwork for an ambitious two- to three-year project that will require well over 100 volunteer doctors, nurses, lab techs and public health workers. The budget for just […]

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Posted on: Monday, September 15th, 2014

What’s missing in the Ebola fight in West Africa

If the Ebola epidemic devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had instead struck Washington, New York or Boston, there is no doubt that the health systems in place could contain and then eliminate the disease. Hospitals would isolate suspected cases. Health workers would be outfitted with proper protective clothing and equipment. Doctors […]

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Posted on: Thursday, September 4th, 2014

ALDO Fights AIDS at Osheaga

Planning on being in Montreal in early August? Osheaga Music and Arts Festival will be the place to support Partners In Health Canada, bask in the sun, and enjoy dozens of influential musical acts, thanks to our good friends at ALDO Fights AIDS. Montreal-based ALDO Group has been a pioneer in AIDS activism since 1985, at a […]

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Posted on: Monday, July 28th, 2014

A Day in the Life of Haitian Nurse Midwife Benitha Germain

Benitha Germain is a nurse midwife with Zanmi Lasante, PIH’s Haitian sister organization. In this video, we see the challenges she faces, the care she delivers, and the hope she inspires along the way.

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Posted on: Monday, July 21st, 2014

Paul Farmer, the “Good Doctor” of Haiti, talks global health in Toronto

Dr. Paul Farmer — co-founder of the non-profit organization Partners In Health and one of Bill Gates’ global health heroes — stopped by the University of Toronto on June 10th to chat about everything from Haiti and health equity to the growing trend of “voluntourism” in the developing world.

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Posted on: Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Rwanda rebuilds after genocide with focus on community health care

The public health transformation in Rwanda is striking for those with memories of the massacre of nearly one million people 20 years ago. PBS NewsHour has featured Partners In Health’s work to save lives in Rwanda in partnership with the government on its “Agents for Change” series.

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Posted on: Friday, May 30th, 2014

A Visit to Haiti, and the Biggest Hellraiser I Know

Last month, Melinda and I took the kids on a vacation during their mid-winter break—and managed to get in a quick visit to Haiti, where we caught up with one of the heroes of global health, Paul Farmer.

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Posted on: Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Q&A with Paul Farmer: Rwanda as a healthcare success story

Twenty years after the genocide, Paul Farmer reflects on how Rwanda became a model of inclusive healthcare.

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Posted on: Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Haiti’s tale of two hospitals

As featured in The Toronto Star, 02/17/14: One hospital is an advertisement for the world’s vow to rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. The other is a cesspool of broken promises. Source: The Toronto Star

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Posted on: Thursday, May 29th, 2014

How You Can Help Train A Health Care Working in the Developing World

It is now well recognized that health worker shortages are a major barrier to improving health and survival in the developing world.

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Posted on: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Sharing Stories and Mobilizing for PIH Canada

For Partners In Health, the idea of ‘accompaniment’ most often refers to our relationship with patients. It describes an approach of standing in solidarity with those we serve, of listening to their histories and attending to their needs, of being with them on the journey to better health, for however long it may take. In […]

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Posted on: Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Naika’s Story

When health professionals dedicated to serving the poor speak of their work being a privilege, it’s patients like Naika Francine and her father Losamma that they have in mind. Naika was born three years ago with two holes in her heart. She was a thin and underweight baby – a textbook case of ‘failure to […]

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Posted on: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Join Us!

Welcome to Partners In Health Canada. Hold on tight, it’s going to be an inspirational ride. I suspect those of you already familiar with PIH will understand exactly what I mean. For me, the inspiration kicked in six or seven years ago after reading Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder’s spellbinding biography of PIH Co-founder Paul […]

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Posted on: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The Moral Medical Mission: Partners in Health, 25 Years on

How the global health organization grew from makeshift clinics to a state-of-the-art cancer center in rural Rwanda, and what lies ahead (Hint: Still more mountains)

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Posted on: Monday, October 1st, 2012

The Case for Optimism

Partners In Health has also teamed up with the Rwandan Ministry of Health, the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s center to open the Cancer Center of Excellence in Butaro, Rwanda–a part of the country that until four years ago didn’t have a basic hospital for a population of over 320,000. The […]

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Posted on: Thursday, September 20th, 2012

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