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A mother stands with her child on her back at a MAM event in Sierra Leone

Stopping Severe Malnutrition in Sierra Leone

In Sierra Leone, where extreme poverty means nearly half of families don’t have enough food on a daily basis, children are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition. The consequences of this lack of nutrition are staggering, and long-term. Nearly 40 percent of kids in Sierra Leone have suffered stunting, or impaired growth

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A PIH staff member measures the mid-upper arm circumference of 3-year-old child

Need to Know: MUAC and Malnutrition

Spend a day at any Partners In Health site and there’s a good chance you’ll hear a phrase you’re unfamiliar with. Perhaps it’s a clunky acronym or polysyllabic drug name. But don’t worry: Keeping up with the ever-evolving world of global health is hard, even for insiders. In Need to

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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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