PIHC Webinars and Livestreams

Partners In Health hosts ongoing webinars featuring updates on our work around the world. Below, you will find information on past webinars and be able to access recordings. If you have any questions, please connect with us at pihcanada@pih.org today.

Upcoming Webinars and Livestreams
Past Webinars and Livestreams
Ensuring global access to affordable diagnostics for tuberculosis: A Canadian perspective

Webinar Date: May 22, 2024, 12 – 1 p.m. EST

On 22 May 2024, MSF, together with Stop TB Canada and Partners in Health (PIH) Canada, hosted an online discussion on the “Time for $5” campaign and the need for affordable access to tuberculosis (TB) tests, from the Canadian perspective and beyond.

This webinar discussed the “Time for $5” campaign calling on GeneXpert manufacturers Cepheid and Danaher to lower the price of test cartridges; discussed the importance of diagnostics in settings from Canada to Lesotho; and highlighted Canada’s pledges, and shortfalls, supporting the global push to end TB.

– Robyn Waite, TB Consultant and Stop TB Canada Steering Committee
– Ryan Meili, Physician, PIH Canada/Lesotho
– Mahli Brindamour, Physician, PIH Canada/Lesotho
– Saloni Fruehauf, Campaign Manager, MSF Access Campaign
– Moderator: Adam Houston, Medical Policy & Advocacy Advisor, MSF Canada

Continuing Care Amid Crisis: An update on our work in Haiti

Webinar Date: March 25, 2024, 3 – 4 p.m. EST
Description: In this webinar, Wesler Lambert, interim executive director of Zanmi Lasante (as PIH is known in Haiti); Reginald Fils-Aimé, Zanmi Lasante director of strategic planning; Patrick Ulysse, PIH chief operating officer; and Joia Mukherjee, PIH chief medical officer; discussed the urgent effort to continue care delivery amid unprecedented instability in Haiti.

International Development Week Webinar:
Delivering last mile health care with a rights-based approach: The Partners In Health experience in Lesotho and Mexico

Webinar Date: February 7th, 2024, 1 – 2 p.m. EST
Description: In this virtual event hosted by PIH Canada and moderated by National Director Mark Brender, Dr. Melino Ndayizigiye, Executive Director for PIH Lesotho, Dr. Valeria Macias, Executive Director in Mexico, and Dr. Ryan Meili, both a Clinical Volunteer at PIH Lesotho and a Board Member of PIH Canada, engaged with the audience for a stimulating, no-holds-barred discussion on what it takes to provide high-quality care in remote and rural environments—and what the global community needs to do to ensure improvement for all.

When Disaster Strikes: PIH's Response to Cyclone Freddy

Webinar Date: June 12, 2023, 1 p.m. EDT
Description: In this virtual event hosted by the PIH Leadership Giving Society, Dr. Joia Mukherjee, PIH chief medical officer; Dr. Luckson Dullie, executive director of Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU, as PIH is known in Malawi); and Dr. Chiyembekezo (Chembe) Kachimanga, APZU’s chief medical officer, gathered with Leslie Friday, PIH senior director of content, to discuss APZU’s life-saving emergency response after Cyclone Freddy—the longest-lasting tropical cyclone ever recorded in the southern hemisphere—devastated parts of Malawi, leaving death and displacement in its wake.

The Five S's: Building Resilient Health Systems

Webinar Date: August 16, 12 p.m. EDT
Description: In the first webinar of the Paul’s Legacy and PIH’s Path Forward webinar series, Dr. Sheila Davis, CEO; Dr. Patrick Ulysse, COO; Dr. Melino Ndayizigiye, PIH Lesotho executive director, and Dr. Paul Sonenthal, associate director of in-patient medicine and critical care, discussed the key components of a robust health system as Dr. Paul Farmer envisioned them.
Slide URL: View Slides Here

Training the Next Generation of Global Health Leaders

Webinar Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at 12 p.m. EDT
Description: In the second webinar of the Paul’s Legacy and PIH’s Path Forward webinar series, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, vice chancellor of PIH’s University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda; Marc Julmisse, interim executive director of Zanmi Lasante (PIH’s sister organization in Haiti); Daniel Orozco, chief knowledge officer; and Mutesi Mukinisha, University of Global Health Equity student, discussed the ways our universities and teaching programs in Rwanda, Haiti, and beyond are, in Paul’s words, “decolonizing global health and expanding access to first-rate training opportunities”.

Centering the Rights of Women, Children, and Adolescents

Webinar Date: Friday, October 14, 2022 at 12 p.m. EDT
Description: In the third webinar of the Paul’s Legacy and PIH’s Path Forward webinar series, Dr. Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer; Loune Viaud, chief gender and social equity officer; and Dr. Bailor Barrie, PIH Sierra Leone executive director, discussed how we’re using health as a vector for gender equity, and spoke about our growing programs supporting the social and economic rights of women, children, and adolescents.

Haiti: A Catalyst for PIH’s Global Work

Webinar Date: Tuesday, November 29 at 3:00 p.m. EDT
Description: During this special virtual event, Haiti: A Catalyst for PIH’s Global Work, hosted by the PIH Leadership Giving Society, Dr. Patrick Ulysse, Partners In Health’s chief operating officer, and Marc Julmisse, interim executive director of Zanmi Lasante (as PIH is known in Haiti), sat down with Leslie Friday, PIH’s director of content, to discuss PIH’s Haitian roots, how Zanmi Lasante has benefitted millions of people in the countries where PIH works, and why it’s important now more than ever to continue providing care in Haiti. 

Haiti The Birthplace of a Global Health Revolution: https://youtu.be/I9ft_BbXcbg 

The Future of Global Health: Practice, Equity, and Human Rights

Webinar Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 1 p.m. EDT
Description: Every day, in 12 countries around the world, PIH strengthens health systems and saves lives. PIH Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joia Mukherjee wrote the book (literally) on what it takes to start a movement like ours. It’s called An Introduction to Global Health Delivery, and during this webinar, hosted by Partners In Health’s Leadership Giving Society, we celebrated the release of its second edition. Joia sat down with PIH Director of Content Leslie Friday and partners and supporters on Wednesday, July 20, and discussed our collective work reducing global inequities and establishing access to high-quality health care for all.

Paul Farmer Tribute Video

Livestream Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Description: Partners In Health (PIH) shared a tribute video with archival photos and videos during the March 12 memorial service in Boston for Dr. Paul Farmer, PIH’s co-founder and chief strategist. Farmer unexpectedly passed away while in Butaro, Rwanda on February 21. Watch the livestream of this celebration of life below.

Dr. Paul Farmer Celebration of Life

Livestream Date: Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. ET
Description: We honoured the life of Dr. Paul Farmer. Together, we remember our friend Paul: a physician, teacher, and activist whose commitment to justice and dignity shaped each of our lives and saved millions more. Thank you for joining us in celebrating Paul’s life and enduring legacy.

International Women's Day Panel: #BreakTheBias

Webinar Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. ET
Description: Partners In Health seeks to dismantle sexism and gender discrimination in health care and defends gender equity as an integral part of global health equity. We serve patients of all gender identities and sexual orientations, and strategically prioritize their medical and social needs to create a world in which no person suffers ill health on the basis of sex or gender. This year, Partners In Health will celebrate International Women’s Day by producing a virtual panel hosted by Actor, Producer, and Philanthropist Winston Duke, featuring leaders across education, public health, and gender equity movements, including Dr. Joia Mukherjee, Partners In Health chief medical officer, and Dr. Cindy Duke, women’s health, fertility expert and virologist.

Tipping the Scales of Justice, Presented by Partners In Health

Livestream Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022 
Description: Partners In Health demands justice in health care, and we know the fight for a better tomorrow includes more than health. The fight for social justice includes the fight for gender equity, racial equity, climate justice, and all other movements that aim to create a safe, equal, and inclusive world. This year, for #WorldDayofSocialJustice, Partners In Health has assembled a panel of powerful activists representing various movements who care deeply about tipping the scales of justice: Jess Tillyer, chief brand and experience officer of re—inc; actress and mental health advocate Marta Pozzan; artist and race/gender advocate Laetitia Ky; and startup founder and environmental activist Ashley Renne Nsonwu. Moderated by Ophelia Dahl, PIH co-founder and chair of the Board of Directors, this very special panel will discuss modern day activism, the role of social media, and the importance of going beyond social platforms to create systemic change.

Cancer Care in Rwanda: Saving Lives and Redefining What’s Possible

Webinar Date: Friday, February 4, 2022 at 12 p.m. ET
Description: During this virtual event hosted by the Partners In Health Board of Trustees on World Cancer Day, Dr. Joel Mubiligi, executive director of Inshuti Mu Buzima (as PIH is known in Rwanda); Dr. Cyprien Shyirambere, Butaro district program director at Inshuti Mu Buzima; and Dr. Lawrence Shulman, PIH trustee and director of University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Global Cancer Medicine shared stories, updates, and our vision for the future of this vital work, including the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence. They also discussed how, side-by-side with local communities, we’re redefining what’s possible for high-quality cancer care in Rwanda.
The Promise of Butaro District Hospital: Key Facility Meets Growing Demand, Need for Expansion: Watch Now 

Health and Human Rights in Haiti: Through the Eyes of the Diaspora

Livestream Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2021
Description: Partners In Health presents a critical conversation: Health and Human Rights In Haiti. Our panelists will examine Haiti’s proud and complex history, its challenging present, and the important roles played by the diaspora. Together, we hope to explore new and constructive pathways forward. Partners In Health’s vision of health justice and human rights for all began in Haiti. We are pleased to be able to join our human rights and advocacy partners, @HaitianBridge, The Barbancourt Foundation and @TheHaitianAmerican, in calling for justice, safety, and long-term change for the Haitian people.

The Power of Partnership: A Discussion with Dr. Paul Farmer and John Green

Webinar Date: Tuesday, November 30, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET
Description: During this virtual event, Dr. Paul Farmer, Partners In Health’s co-founder and chief strategist, and special guest John Green, PIH partner and best-selling author, discussed meaningful partnership in global health. Paul shared his vision of partnership and the ways he’s witnessed accompaniment create bold, just, and transformational change. John shared about his giving journey, why he is passionate about partnering with PIH to save lives and create long-lasting change in the places we work, and the interconnectedness of global communities in the fight for equity and health for all.Live

PIH's Annual State of the Organization Briefing with CEO Dr. Sheila Davis

Webinar Date: Thursday, October 21, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Description: The Leadership Giving Society hosted PIH’s Annual State of the Organization Briefing with CEO Dr. Sheila Davis for a discussion of PIH’s work in 2021 and her aspirations for the year ahead. She was joined by Marc Julmisse, interim executive director of Zanmi Lasante, PIH’s sister organization in Haiti, and Katie Bollach, director PIH-US.

Building The Community Health Workforce of the Future, presented by Partners In Health

Livestream Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021 
Description: Across the country, community health workers have become trusted messengers on the front lines of strong primary care systems, accompanying patients, helping manage care, and coordinating with health centers and hospitals. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, this workforce has ensured people have the social and material support they need to stay safe, while also building trust in the vaccines. Today’s panelists will lead a dialogue speaking to the essential role of this community-based workforce. Visit pih.org/health-workforce to get involved.

Transforming Lives and Health Outcomes for At-Risk Children in Rwanda

Webinar Date: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Description: Hear about our Pediatric Development Clinic in Rwanda, where clinicians provide expert advice and care to families with children at risk of developmental delays or living with disabilities, so that children can reach growth milestones and caregivers can learn new ways to support their children with specific mental, emotional, and physical needs.
Slide URL: https://www.pih.org/sites/default/files/2021-09/PDC_Early_Intervention_Program_September_14_2021.pdf 

Partners In Health Haiti Earthquake Response

Webinar Date: Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Description: PIH leaders Dr. Patrick Ulysse, PIH’s chief operating officer, and Marc Julmisse, chief nursing officer and deputy chief operating officer at Hopital Universitaire Mirebalais (HUM), the flagship facility of Zanmi Lasante (as PIH is known in Haiti), provide an update on the current situation in Haiti and PIH’s earthquake response. They were joined by PIH Co-founder and Chief Strategist Dr. Paul Farmer and together they shared how PIH is working in tandem with the government and local organizations to leverage our expertise and the systems we put in place after the 2010 earthquake to save lives and serve as an antidote to despair.
Slide URL: https://www.pih.org/sites/default/files/2021-09/Haiti_Earthquake_Response_Webinar_Slide.pdf

Promoting Safe Births in Rural Mexico and Beyond

Webinar Date: Friday, August 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET
Description: Join Valeria Macias, executive director of Compañeros en Salud (as PIH is known in Mexico), Mariana Montaño, Casa Materna program coordinator, and Melanie Muñoz, Casa Materna nurse, as they discuss our Journey to 9 program, which aims to end maternal deaths from childbirth and infant mortality through early detection of complicated pregnancies, facility-based deliveries, and routine well-baby visits.
Slide URL: https://www.pih.org/sites/default/files/2021-08/P2P_Mexico_Webinar_Presentation%20(1).pdf

Racism and Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19

Livestream Date: Friday, May 20, 2021
Description: COVID-19 is challenging mental health for everyone. And although there is a sign of hope with vaccines, communities of color in the U.S. are disproportionately experiencing trauma on a daily basis. PIH mental health experts, alongside celebrity activist Eric Nam and entrepreneur Tracy Chou, discuss mental health while exploring the impacts of racial stress and trauma. pih.org/mentalhealthaction #MentalHealthAction

Advancing Health Equity in Illinois

Webinar Date: Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 4:00 p.m. CT
Description: PIH experts Dr. Evan Lyon and Dr. Pranali Koradia, and Rachel Reichlin, RN, of the Michael Reese Health Trust, discussed with PIH supporters in Illinois how we’re advancing health equity through the local COVID-19 response in marginalized communities across Chicago and Illinois. In particular, they focused on the Vaccine Corps Partnership, a PIH-led collaboration of multiple organizations in and around Chicago that is dedicated to community engagement and vaccine equity.

Demanding Equity in COVID-19 Vaccination

Webinar Date: Monday, April 12, 2021 
Description: Join Partners In Health for an important conversation on the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, both in the United States and around the world. Our experts, including PIH Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joia Mukherjee, will discuss the key steps to ensure equity for marginalized communities, from planning and community engagement to delivery and follow up.  We’ll also share our plans to support vaccine distribution for the communities we serve, globally and in the U.S.  


Cholera to COVID: Delivering Vaccines During Global Crises

Webinar Date: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 
Description: Partners In Health is no stranger to supporting rollouts of lifesaving vaccines in conditions others deem impossible. Join us for a special conversation with Jon Lascher, executive director of PIH Sierra Leone, and Dr. Bailor Barrie, strategic adviser to PIH Sierra Leone, who together have led lifesaving cholera vaccine campaigns in Haiti and Sierra Leone. They will share key lessons from those campaigns and discuss how they apply to our global COVID-19 vaccine distribution today.
Slide URL: https://www.pih.org/sites/default/files/2021-03/Cholera_to_COVID_Delivering_Vaccines_During_Global_Crises_Presentation.pdf

Women Lead, presented by Partners In Health

Livestream Date: Monday, March 8, 2021 
Description: Partners In Health celebrates International Women’s Day 2021 with a panel featuring Dr. Paula A. Johnson of Wellesley College, Nadya Okamoto, Dr. Ijeoma Kola, and Padma Lakshmi. The conversation is moderated by Compañeros En Salud’s Dr. Jimena Maza and will feature a special video message from University of Global Health Equity’s Tsion Yohannes Waka. The UN Women theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world.” Today’s panelists celebrate the tremendous efforts by women and girls around the world in shaping a more equal future while overcoming the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Vaccines: An Update with PIH Experts

Webinar Date: Wednesday, March 3, 2021 
Description: Partners In Health CEO Dr. Sheila Davis and PIH experts kick off a three-part series on COVID-19 vaccines. They discuss the current status of COVID-19 vaccines and share PIH’s plan to address vaccine hesitancy and equitable distribution. We hope you continue following our webinar series for in-depth discussions on how PIH is using lessons learned from previous vaccine rollouts, and how we are advocating for equitable distribution around the world.

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