Thanks to Partners In Health supporters everywhere, we bring crucial health care where it barely existed before—and where too many people die senseless, preventable deaths.
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Thanks to your support, we go.
We make house calls.
We build health systems.
Partners In Health Canada carries out its activities in partnership with PIH sister organizations based in settings of poverty. In our fiscal 2016 (July 2015 – June 2016), through the support of our generous donors, Partners In Health Canada spent more than $930,000 on direct programming at project sites in Haiti, Rwanda, Malawi, and Chiapas, Mexico.
In Chiapas, Mexico
Leveraging the power of social connectedness
Working with sister organization Companeros En Salud (CES), PIH Canada funded an initiative to support, explore, and document the role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in reducing social isolation and fostering social connectedness. The project built capacity for CES’s community health program, documented the power of CHWs to promote human connection through photo essays and community interviews, and cultivated cross-site PIH dialogue by bringing together CHWs from Haiti, Mexico, Navajo Nation, and Peru. Learnings will be used to deepen PIH’s evidence base for the crucial role played by CHWs in a strong health system. See here for more information.
A comprehensive approach to preventing and treating gender based violence
PIH Canada and Zanmi Lasante helped launch PIH’s first-ever comprehensive project specifically focused on prevention and treatment of gender-based violence. In addition to providing medical and psychosocial support services for victims, the project is providing training and support for facility- and community-based health care providers and working with police, the judicial system, local officials, and women’s associations for a coordinated response. More information here, here, and here.
A world-class emergency medicine residency at University Hospital of Mirebalais
University Hospital of Mirebalais, in Haiti’s Central Plateau, is home to the first emergency medicine residency program in the country’s history. PIH Canada’s support provides training for the inaugural class of six residents throughout their three-year program. Equipping the next generation of specialized health professionals is a critical need in a country severely lacking in emergency care. Residents will be leaders in their field, and as such the program promises to raise standards of emergency care across Haiti’s public sector health system. More information here and here.
Transforming pediatric care in St-Marc
PIH Canada funded the renovation and expansion of poor-quality pediatric facilities at Hopital Saint Nicholas in the coastal city of St-Marc in lower Artibonite. The renovation replaced cramped, congested, and substandard pediatric inpatient and outpatient wards with a remodeled and better-equipped space, nearly twice the size, which prioritizes infection control and allows for improved neonatology and emergency pediatric services.
Social support and medical care for families affected by HIV/AIDS
More than 7,000 families affected by HIV/AIDS, including mothers, infants, and pediatric HIV patients, are being supported through the delivery of medical services and food packages to patients in Kirehe and Kayonza districts. More information here.
Groundbreaking cancer work and chemotherapy support
Cancer care provided by PIH in Rwanda has brought treatment to nearly 5,000 people since 2012, much of it at the groundbreaking Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence (BCCoE) in the north of the country. In many cases, the lifesaving medications patients receive at BCCoE through support from PIH Canada are not available anywhere else in the country.
Recovery and Rebuilding in Kaingilira Village
In September 2015, a devastating bush fire in Kaingiliria Village – an area already affected by drought – left 52 families homeless. PIH Canada contributed to an emergency response for families who lost their homes and livelihoods, and continues to help rebuild the community by improving access to water and healthcare screening.
See here for PIH Canada’s FY15 audited financial statements.