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Conjoined Twins Separated in Haiti

Twin sisters are stable and recovering at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. Read More ▸

Haitian Nurse Looks Back on Storied Career

Marie Myrka Amazan, 66, is the cross-site coordinator of continuing education for all nurses in the health clinics and hospitals supported by Zanmi Lasante, Partners In Health’s sister organization, in the Central Plateau and lower Artibonite regions of Haiti. She has worked with ZL since 2000, contributing to the growth of services across central Haiti. Read More ▸

Working in Global Health: Nataliya Zemlyanaya

In this series, we ask a seasoned colleague to share professional experiences with those interested in forging a career in global health. For this edition, we asked Nataliya Zemlyanaya, the program manager of our office in Tomsk, Russia. Read More ▸

Celebrating International Nurses Week 2015

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How You Can Help Victims of the Nepal Earthquake

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Back for Good: Clinicians Return to West Africa

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What Does It Mean to Heal and Be Healed? #WeHeal

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Haiti: Training a New Generation of Family Physicians

When it launched in 2011, the St. Marc family medicine residency was PIH’s first formal training program for medical specialists in Haiti, made possible through a partnership with sister organization Zanmi Lasante, Haiti’s national medical school, and the Ministry of Health. The first six residents finished their three-year program in December; and five are now working part- or full-time as attending physicians or mentors for residents within the PIH/ZL network. Another 16 family medicine residents are now training at St. Marc's Hôpital St. Nicolas. Read More ▸

Young Doctors Ensure Continuity of Care in Rural Mexico

Since launching in 2012, Compañeros En Salud has partnered with Mexico’s Ministry of Health to send seven generations of first-year doctors—25 in all—to rural, public clinics at 10 sites throughout Chiapas. Each transition requires a careful passing of the baton from one wave of doctors to the next. While CES staff facilitate this transition through introductions and regular site visits, outgoing doctors smooth the path for their colleagues by remaining in the community for as many as four weeks to bring them up to speed on patients’ cases and help them adjust to life in a remote rural location. Read More ▸

PIH, Sierra Leone Address Needs of Pregnant Women amid Ebola

Caring for women with pregnancy complications during the Ebola outbreak has been difficult, but clinicians are making progress with a specialized unit at a Freetown hospital. Read More ▸

Karin Huster: Fairness in Ebola Treatment

Nurse Karin Huster, a PIH clinical lead in Sierra Leone, writes on the need to ask tough questions in "All Lives Matter," published April 6, 2015, in Slate. Read More ▸

Community Health Workers: Making House Calls

Community health workers are central to our work. Every day, they make house calls, traveling many miles to see patients in their homes. They ensure patients have medication and they guide them through the difficulties of illness and treatment. Health workers embody PIH's ethos to support patients however we can to help them get well.

PIH Mexico Expands to Two New Sites in Chiapas

CES partners with Mexico’s Ministry of Health to recruit and train young doctors, who manage public clinics throughout Chiapas during their social service year. The first-year doctors, or pasantes, have conducted more than 45,000 patient visits in eight communities throughout the southeastern state since CES began providing services there in 2012. CES expanded to Letrero and Monterrey in February, pushing its reach farther into the surrounding Sierra Madre mountains. Read More ▸

Haiti: Mosaics to Bring Inspiration, Hope to Rehab Patients

Mosaic artist Laurel True, members of the Mirebalais Mosaic Collective, and University Hospital staff and patients collaborated to design, create, and install mosaics throughout the new Center of Excellence in Rehab and Education in Mirebalais, Haiti.The project was made possible through a successful Kickstarter campaign. Read More ▸

Peru: Study Aims to Reveal How TB Spreads

Scientists have long debated the dynamics of how tuberculosis spreads in people, including whether MDR-TB is as likely to spread as drug-sensitive TB. Epidemiologists behind the Peru study, which followed 18,500 people for several years, hope that answering this question will better equip public health professionals to stop tuberculosis in all its forms. Read More ▸

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