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Three Ways Health Programs Reflect Diné Culture on Navajo Nation

Traditional foods and water are vital to physical, mental, and spiritual health Posted on Nov 30, 2021 National Native American Heritage Month, which has been celebrated every November since 1990, is a time to recognize and celebrate the contributions of Native American and Indigenous peoples and honour their traditions and

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Responding to Malnutrition in Sierra Leone

Moderate acute malnutrition program promotes child health, strengthens health system Posted on Nov 29, 2021 Every other Friday in Kono District, Sierra Leone, the quiet, serene campus of Wellbody Clinic’s birth waiting home erupts with noise. Women chat. Toddlers squeal. A wood fire crackles. And a metal grinding machine whirs

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Rwanda Team Trains Next Generation of Oncology Nurses in Liberia

Nurse training program shares expertise in cancer care through cross-site collaboration  Posted on Nov 27, 2021 In 2014, when the Ebola outbreak was declared in Liberia and other West African countries, people were warned that the disease was devouring everything in its path.  For many, it seemed like madness to stand against such a lethal

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PIH Canada Celebrating 10 Years

PIH Canada reflects on the past decade. Posted on Nov 22, 2021 As PIH Canada enters our second decade, it’s gratifying to look back to see how far we have come. We’re humbled by the more than $22-million mobilized by PIH Canada’s supporters and partners in the past ten years,

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Championing Diabetes Prevention and Care

Patient becomes advocate in diabetes management in rural Liberia Posted on Nov 19, 2021 Tina Thomas was first diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 26 after months of feeling unwell. She had lost weight, was urinating frequently, drinking water, and sometimes eating excessively. “My complexion changed and people kept

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Q&A: Malaria Vaccine ‘Is a Powerful Tool’ to Save Lives

PIH expert shares insights on first-ever malaria vaccine Posted on Nov 15, 2021 A vaccine can change the course of global health—and not just amid COVID-19. After 100 years of research and clinical trials, the first-ever malaria vaccine was approved by the World Health Organization on October 7, a historic

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Remembering Hassan Bunduka

PIH Mourns Loss of Staff in Sierra Leone Fire Explosion Posted on Nov 12, 2021 Partners In Health remembers Hassan Bunduka, who tragically died on November 7 from injuries sustained in the November 5 fuel tanker explosion and fire in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Hassan was a longtime member of PIH

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11-Year-Old Girl Recovers From Cancer In Mexico

In Mexico, PIH Provides Social Support Along Family’s Journey to Cancer Care Posted on Nov 11, 2021 Ángela Velasco had tried everything: Herbal tea. Acetaminophen. Another pill from the medicine cabinet. But her daughter’s fever was only getting worse. “I didn’t know what to do,” she recalls. “It was about

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