Quadruplets Born at University Hospital Amidst Haiti Unrest

Madeleine* and her husband, Stevenson, knew their family life was about to drastically change. They had seven children at home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and found out through an ultrasound that they were expecting triplets. Like any woman in late pregnancy, Madeleine was feeling off balance, as her abdomen swelled and

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PIH a “Safety Net” in Haiti During Weeks of Unrest

By Dr. Sheila DavisChief Executive OfficerPartners In Health PIH CEO Dr. Sheila Davis spoke recently with leaders at Zanmi Lasante, as PIH is known in Haiti, and provides the latest information about the past six weeks of unrest across the country. I’m reaching out to share with you an update

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“The Right Medicine”: Young Woman Triumphs Over MDR-TB

Cylian B. Kargbo is planning for her future. “My birthday is coming up!” the 12-going-on-13-year-old from Calaba Town, Sierra Leone, proudly announced, looking ahead a few weeks when she would celebrate with, first and foremost, “pizza!” Further down the line, Cylian has even bigger dreams: “I want to be a

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How Three Girls Defied the Odds to Join First Medical Class

All over the world, millions of girls are denied basic human rights, such as access to health care and education. Since 2012, October 11 has marked the annual International Day of the Girl, a celebration that advocates for girls’ empowerment and human rights. This year, at Partners In Health, we

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Battling Mental Illness, One Home Visit at a Time

Community health workers are the bridge connecting their neighbours, friends, and family to local clinics across the 10 communities in which Partners In Health works in rural Chiapas, Mexico. In July, Compañeros En Salud—as PIH is known in Mexico—launched a new initiative that trained five workers in the provision of

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Dr. Abdul Jalloh leads a tour of the Sierra Leone Psychiatric Hospital

Enabling dignified mental health care in Sierra Leone

By Emily AntzeSenior Manager, Programs and DevelopmentPartners In Health Canada The Sierra Leone Psychiatric Hospital is made up of about half a dozen long, low buildings with porticoes, built high on one of Freetown’s rolling hills. The grounds are lush and green. One of the Partners In Health staff has

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The Social Worker Extraordinaire Helping Breast Cancer Patients

Oldine Deshommes never has an empty office. The social worker is a go-to resource for every cancer patient passing through the double doors of the Roselene Jean Bosquet Center at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. Her role is to connect them with support and resources, which she always delivers with

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