On the Road in Sierra Leone, Spreading Health and Hope

When a young pregnant woman was rushed into the maternity ward at PIH-supported Koidu Government Hospital (KGH) in Kono, Sierra Leone, Isata Dumbuya, head of reproductive, maternal, neonatal, and child health, recognized the look of anguish on her team’s faces. The woman was in critical condition, suffering from pre-eclampsia. Had

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Triplets Sarah, Caleb, and Isaiah

Toddler Triplets Thrive in Sierra Leone

In August 2018, 17-year-old Isata Biango welcomed her triplets, Sarah, Caleb, and Isaiah Biango, into the world at PIH-supported Wellbody Clinic in Kono, Sierra Leone. The birth was a joy and relief not just for Biango, but also for the midwife and traditional birth attendant who assisted her. The staff met the potential risks

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Dr. Paul farmer sits on a bed with a young male patient as they talk with a nurse

On Rounds with Dr. Paul Farmer

In the nearly 33 years since co-founding Partners In Health, Dr. Paul Farmer has gone from a medical student working in a one-room clinic in rural Haiti to a renowned infectious disease doctor, professor of medicine, and leader of one of the world’s most influential humanitarian organizations. Through all of

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People march during a protest around Universal Health Coverage at the United Nations

On Universal Health Coverage Day, ‘We the Peoples’ Are Still Determined

Following rigorous debates at September’s United Nations General Assembly in New York City, and marking Universal Health Coverage Day on Dec. 12, Dr. Joia Mukherjee, PIH’s chief medical officer, and Hani Termanini, PIH partnership strategy officer, describe the critical question facing all of us amid the ongoing fight for true universal health care. Seventy-four

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On the Frontlines of Malawi’s Food Crisis

Silvester Dambe said that when he first began visiting Keredonia Wilfred, she was so weak that she declined medicine for her HIV, thinking her recent diagnosis meant she had no chance of living. The senior community health worker gradually convinced her to stay on antiretroviral therapy, though, telling her that

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Rice Farming Program Combating Malnutrition in Rwanda

The hardest part about growing rice in a lush river valley in southeastern Rwanda, a dedicated group of farmers says, is “keeping the beds”—in other words, frequently yelling and waving to scare away flocks of hungry birds that descend on the paddies. Farmers’ piercing calls create a steady background noise

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