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Ebola Patients Need Better Treatment

Photo by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In Health PIH Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer (center) and Strategic Adviser Dr. Bailor Barrie (left) speak with Ebola survivors in Freetown, Sierra Leone, on Oct. 8, 2014. We need to provide better care for Ebola patients. That is the main point that physician-anthropologist Gene Richardson and co-authors, including […]

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Posted on: Saturday, February 25th, 2017

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 meilleur viagra sans ordonnance watch it now—and hear directly from our co-founder:

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Posted on: Friday, January 6th, 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 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

Slaight Foundation gives millions to humanitarian groups

By: Sadiya Ansari Staff Reporter Published February 19, 2015/Toronto Star Dr. Paul Farmer wants to stop “stupid deaths” in Haiti — the kind that could be prevented with basic medical care. “Injuries that are minor become lethal,” the physician who co-founded Partners in Health told a crowd Thursday at the Daniels Spectrum building in Regent […]

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Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

Haiti: Training a New Generation of Family Physicians

Stephanie Garry / Partners In Health Dr. Fabrice Julcéus (left) and Dr. Ronald St. Jean were among the first class of family medicine residents who graduated from the St. Marc program. Dr. Fabrice Julcéus knew of one family medicine residency in Haiti, and it was in Cap-Haïtien, a northern city far removed from the bustle […]

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Posted on: Friday, February 20th, 2015

Ophelia Dahl: Haiti 5 Years after the Earthquake

Ophelia Dahl, Co-founder and Executive Director of Partners In Health, reflects on the five-year anniversary of the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

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Posted on: Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Experts talk Ebola at the University of Toronto

After the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Students for Partners in Health: Toronto shifted gears to help raise awareness of the disease and what is being done about it. On November 25th, 2014, we hosted our first interdisciplinary speaker panel to shed light on the disease for students at U of T’s St. George campus. […]

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Posted on: Monday, February 2nd, 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

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

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: Friday, February 28th, 2014

Margaret and Nereste: A Story of Accompaniment

Reachable by bumpy gravel roads or winding walking trails, countless women and their children living in the hills near Thomonde, Haiti are living examples of the power of accompaniment. Margaret is one of them. A mother of four, Margaret (not her real name) was diagnosed with HIV in 1998 and has been on antiretroviral therapy provided by […]

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Posted on: Friday, February 28th, 2014

Dr. Paul Farmer: ‘An Ebola Diagnosis Need Not be a Death Sentence’

Partners In Health Canada is proud to support the live-saving work being done in West Africa, where PIH and our partners are working to get ahead of the Ebola outbreak.   The London Review of Books published an essay by PIH Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer in which he reflects on a recent trip to Liberia […]

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Posted on: Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Shaping Family Medicine in Haiti

Dr. Kerling Israel is Director of Medical Education for Partners In Health / Zanmi Lasante, and is Program Director of PIH/ZL’s Family Medicine Residency program at Hospital Saint Nicolas in St. Marc. This summer, Dr. Israel visited Toronto to take part in the TIPS-FM course (Toronto International Program in Strengthening Family Medicine and Primary Care), […]

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Posted on: Thursday, February 20th, 2014

VIDEO: In Conversation with Paul Farmer

On June 10, 2014, Partners In Health Canada and the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto hosted a conversation and live webcast with Dr. Paul Farmer on Social Justice and the Movement for Global Health Equity. That conversation can be viewed in its entirety below.   Paul Farmer: Social Justice […]

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Posted on: Tuesday, February 18th, 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: Saturday, February 15th, 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: Friday, February 14th, 2014

An evening with Paul Farmer: The Other Side of the Conversation

To view a recording of the evening’s events, please click here. [View the story “Paul Farmer: Live From Toronto” on Storify]

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Posted on: Wednesday, February 12th, 2014

WEBCAST: Paul Farmer, Live From Toronto

This week, Partners In Health Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer visited Toronto, and his passion for health as a human right was heard right across the country. Partners In Health Canada and the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto hosted a conversation and live webcast with Dr. Paul Farmer on June […]

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Posted on: Tuesday, February 11th, 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: Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

The Life of a Medical Resident at Haiti’s New Teaching Hospital

Dr. Jean-Louis Willy Fils is a medical resident in every sense of the word. He’s training at University Hospital in Mirebalais to become a surgeon, living in a residence hall on the hospital campus and working about 80 hours every week. Fils is one of 14 residents—University’s Hospital’s first class—who began their specialty training in […]

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Posted on: Monday, February 3rd, 2014

Canadian Students Mobilize For Global Health

Students for Partners In Health Canada began in early 2012, when Katie Cundale established the inaugural Students for Partners In Health club at McGill University. Later adding the role of national Student Outreach Coordinator, Katie provided support and guidance to all the clubs, and served as an interface between Students for PIHC and the PIH […]

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Posted on: Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

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: Friday, February 22nd, 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: Saturday, February 2nd, 2013

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: Friday, February 1st, 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: Thursday, February 23rd, 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: Monday, February 20th, 2012

Doctors Call for 'Zero Tuberculosis Deaths'

We know how to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis—and have for decades—yet barely 0.5 percent of newly diagnosed patients worldwide receive appropriate treatment, write Drs. Salmaan Keshavjee and Paul Farmer in the latest issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. In “Tuberculosis, Drug Resistance, and the History of Medicine,” they argue that shifts in tuberculosis policy […]

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Posted on: Monday, February 6th, 2012

Wrapped in Hope

Mirline Olisse, a 40-year-old cancer patient, wears one of Jawan’s brightly-colored scarves. With her is head onocology nurse Yolande Nazaire. Photo on right by Amy Banham. How do scarves play a role in cancer treatment? For dozens of cancer patients in Haiti, they provide a chance for dignity—and give hope and comfort when it’s needed […]

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Posted on: Sunday, February 5th, 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: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

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