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Patients sit in a waiting area for a new integrate care clinic

Research: Integrated Care Improving Outcomes for Patients in Rural Malawi

Integrating care for HIV and non-communicable diseases such as hypertension, diabetes, and mental illness is making treatment more accessible and effective in Neno District  Bringing patients for hypertension, diabetes and other non-communicable diseases under one roof for treatment that’s intertwined with HIV care is significantly improving outcomes in rural Malawi, a Read more…

Community health worker supervisor Dyson Francis Seven, left, sits with Nelesi Phirimoni, her sister Agness Dyson and Nelesi's son Charles Phirimoni, during a visit to the family's home in Kalimezako Village in Malawi. PIH continues to accompany the family by providing social support.

Need To Know: Social Support

Partners In Health staff often talk about the five “S’s” essential to quality health care: staff, stuff, space, systems, and social support. Each piece is equally important in building a strong public health system and in caring for patients—not just their current illness or chronic condition, but their ability to Read more…

More Than a Friendly Neighbour

On a 100-degree day in October—the peak of dry season in Neno District, Malawi—Eliza Kazembe sat in the shade alongside her family’s home and said it felt like she’d been pregnant forever. “She’s akuyembekezera kuchira,” Anga Sawasawa said, explaining that the Chichewa phrase translates to “waiting for delivery.” Kazembe, 17, Read more…