From homes to hospitals, on rough roads and steep slopes, from capitals to rural communities, these moments in time give a glimpse of how PIHers around the world joined together this year to respond to COVID-19, continue lifesaving services across all of our health care areas, and show that health is a human right
In 2020, PIHers around the world joined in a unified fight against an unknown virus, visiting patients at homes, health centers, and hospitals, to provide care and social support as COVID-19 spiraled into a pandemic.
All the while, PIH teams continued their vital care in other areas of health, from maternal care to HIV treatment and more, ensuring that lifesaving services didn’t stop, and that critical resources continued to reach those who needed them most.
Through incredibly challenging times, this glimpse at PIH’s work around the world reflects an unshakeable solidarity in a year that separated us—and brought us closer together.
University of Global Health Equity
Massachusetts Community Tracing Collaborative
PIH partnered with the Florida Department of Public Health to train community health workers and serve the rural community of Immokalee in Collier County. These photos are from December and feature Kenneth Midoneck, lead community health worker with Healthcare Network, and Maria Plata, the network’s lead health promoter for southwest Florida. (Photos by Scott McIntyre for Partners In Health)
Socios En Salud, as PIH is known in Peru, provided essential support, care, and resources this year to residents in and around Lima, Peru. Home by home and door by door, SES health care workers made sure people had what they needed to quarantine safely, protect themselves and their loved ones, and access care for COVID-19 and every other area of health care that SES supports. (Photos courtesy of Socios En Salud)
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