Haiti very often has been the first country where Partners In Health operates to try a new course of action, whether it is a new HIV medication, TB protocol, or community health worker training. On March 20, this rang true once again. That morning was when Haiti’s Ministry of Health
For more than two decades, Partners In Health has treated and prevented tuberculosis (TB) and its severe, drug-resistant variants in some of the poorest and most vulnerable communities in the world. Our community-based approach to care has resulted in some of the highest cure rates and lowest treatment default rates ever recorded.
When Matankiso and Moholi Moleko learned in 2018 that three members of their family—two of their daughters and one granddaughter—had been diagnosed with a severe form of tuberculosis (TB), they were devastated. They had been down that road too many times before. Over the span of several years in the early 2000s, the parents lost
A panel of Partners In Health experts provided an update on the organization’s global plan for combatting the novel coronavirus and answered a broad range of questions from donors during a recent conference call. PIH CEO Dr. Sheila Davis; Dr. Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer; Dr. Patrick Ulysse, chief of operations; and Dr.
Dr. KJ Seung has nearly two decades of experience in curbing the spread of infectious disease in countries around the world. He has been fighting tuberculosis with Partners In Health since 2001 and is a co-leader of the Expand New Drugs for TB partnership, or endTB, which spans 17 countries. As PIH
Dr. Giuseppe (Bepi) Raviola, director of mental health at Partners In Health, put together a list of key practices to maintain good mental and emotional health for those asked to stay at home and practice social distancing in efforts to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. As we enter this new
COVID-19 continues to spread around the world at an alarming rate, demanding global action to contain the spread and ensure that care is available for the most vulnerable. The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging countries to improve efforts to contain the disease and protect health care workers, and notes
Dr. Paul Farmer told the news website Axios on Monday that the people most at risk for exposure to disease from the new coronavirus are those providing care, citing his experience with the Ebola outbreak in West Africa from 2014 to 2016. “Always remember the caregivers,” said Farmer, Partners In Health’s
Partners In Health employs or supports nearly 18,000 staff members in 11 countries around the world. More than 60 percent of those invaluable staffers are women, filling vital roles at all levels of the organization. In honour of International Women’s Day, which is celebrated March 8 and this year has a theme of Each