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Why Equitable Global COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Is Essential

Three months in, dozens of countries yet to receive a single dose  Posted April 5, 2021 More than three months ago, COVID-19 vaccines began to roll out and a 91-year-old woman in the United Kingdom became the first person—outside of a clinical trial—to receive a vaccine. Six days later, a nurse in New

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Care, In A Backpack: Fighting TB in Peru

PIH starts using new tool to expand access to testing, care Posted April 5, 2021 Just weeks ago, Erick Alarcón spent his days racing motorcycles, working in construction and providing for his family. But a diagnosis of tuberculosis brought everything to a standstill. “I already knew that something was wrong,”

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COVID Pandemic Devastating to Global TB Care, But Could Bring Positive Change

PIH doctor reflects on challenges, setbacks, and silver linings for health systems Posted on April 5, 2021 The COVID-19 pandemic has severely disrupted care and services for people living with tuberculosis—until recently the world’s deadliest infectious disease—draining or diverting resources and potentially costing hundreds of thousands of lives that could have

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Botšabelo Hospital Leading Lesotho’s Care and Support for TB and COVID-19

Fighting two of the world’s deadliest diseases, PIH Lesotho’s Maseru facility is boosting vital infrastructure and conducting outreach across the country Posted April 3, 2021 Partners In Health and Lesotho’s Ministry of Health marked World TB Day with two distinct actions: conducting community tuberculosis screenings in rugged Buta-Buthe District, one of the

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Healed Again, Whole Again: Curing TB in Sierra Leone

A case of MDR-TB left Saffiatu Sesay feeling hopeless—then inspired her to care for others Posted on March 24, 2021 At the center of the campus of Lakka Government Hospital, a mango tree stands, its wide branches offering a shaded gathering spot for patients looking for conversation and camaraderie. Many

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Vicky Reed: Sierra Leone’s Nurse Champion

PIH’s director of nursing in Sierra Leone mentors nurses, strengthens health care system Posted March 18, 2021 Some of Vicky Reed’s earliest memories growing up in Freetown, Sierra Leone are of the health clinic operated by Mildred Hannah Moore: her grandmother, a nurse. “On Saturday mornings, my parents would drop

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Ekip Solid: A Conversation With Dr. Valeria Macías

PIH’s executive director in Mexico reflects on her life, career, gender equity Posted March 17, 2021 As a young girl growing up in Monterrey, Mexico, Valeria Macías was inspired by many women in her community. But her grandmother has a special place in her heart. “She has always had her

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