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“Breast Cancer is Not a Death Sentence”

Former nurse shares her story receiving care at Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda  Posted on Oct 21, 2021 Diane Mukawera was diagnosed with stage one breast cancer at the age of 42.  As a practicing nurse, she was aware of the disease, but a discussion with a friend who was diagnosed with breast cancer is what she believes saved her life.   She was among the first Read more…

In Sierra Leone, 13-Year-Old Girl Recovers from TB Meningitis

PIH connects patient with treatment, care, and accompaniment over a months-long journey  Posted on Oct 12, 2021 The headaches began in July 2019—but up until then, 15-year-old Emma* Gbonbor was living a healthy, happy life at home in Kono District, Sierra Leone.  She and her twin sister, Kadie*, are the second youngest of seven siblings. Entering her second year of high school, Emma chose math Read more…