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Dr. Cyprien Shyirambere, oncology program director for Partners In Health in Rwanda

Rwanda Oncology Doctor: Global Community Must “Reduce the Disparities in Cancer Care”

Dr. Cyprien Shyirambere is the oncology program director for Inshuti Mu Buzima, as Partners In Health is known in Rwanda. He leads the bustling, vital Cancer Center of Excellence at PIH-supported Butaro District Hospital in the country’s mountainous north. Many patients, family members, and caregivers travel to Butaro from across Rwanda or from surrounding countries such as Burundi

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UGHE Dean: Medical Education in Rwanda Part of “Bold Step” Needed to Curb Africa’s Cancer Crisis

There are nearly 1 million new cancer cases and more than 500,000 cancer-related deaths in Africa per year, and these totals are projected to double by 2040. Training the next generation of health leaders to counter this rise is of critical importance. Increasingly, we see a need for cancer education that explores both the prevention measures and social determinants of

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Training Liberia’s Next Generation of Doctors and Nurses

When Dr. Tebo Buduo, a young Liberian physician from Monrovia, heard he’d be doing his medical internship in remote southeastern Liberia, he felt some apprehension. Maryland County is some 250 miles from the Liberian capital—a journey that can easily take two days in the rainy season, when dense, orange mud

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Meet Some of PIH’s Amazing Midwives

Pregnancy and childbirth are often considered major life moments to celebrate, but they pose the risks of disability or death for millions of women who lack access to basic health care in marginalized communities. Partners In Health strives to address these inequalities by working with midwives–often expectant mothers’ most trusted

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What Do You Really Know About Haiti?

What do you really know about Haiti? Challenge stereotypes about Haiti and learn about some of the historical events that have defined Haiti’s past and now weigh heavily on the country’s present circumstances. Watch the video below and then take our quiz to test your knowledge. How many answers can

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Morning shift change in the emergency department at University Hospital in Mirebalais with doctors and residents.

Graduates of Medical Residencies Bolster Haiti’s Health System

Haiti’s 2010 earthquake was devastating, killing nearly 300,000 people and injuring hundreds of thousands more. The disaster’s impact on the medical community was swift, and would be felt over the long term. The nursing school in Port-au-Prince collapsed during its afternoon session, killing every third-year nurse and instructor within. The

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