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Mexico’s President Honors Chiapas Nurse

Mónica Córdoba received the Lucida Salcido national nursing prize in April for her years of service in the remote, rural community of Capitán in Chiapas. Nadia Sanchez, a social service doctor working with Compaňeros En Salud, Partners In Health's sister organization in Mexico, nominated her for the prize and says she has learned many lessons from the seasoned nurse since arriving in the community last August. Read More ▸

Partners In Health Celebrates 10 Years in Rwanda

Listen as Ophelia Dahl, chair of Partners In Health’s board and former executive director, tells the story of PIH’s involvement in Rwanda and some of its successes over the last decade. PIH and its sister organization, Inshuti Mu Buzima, work in partnership with Rwanda’s Ministry of Health.

Rwanda Nears Millennium Development Goals

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Liberia’s New Nurses, New Hope

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Cecilia Kanjadza Reaches University from Rural Malawi

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A Quick, Portable Test for Ebola

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PIH Launches University in Rwanda

Partners In Health is launching a new initiative in Rwanda—the University of Global Health Equity. Read More ▸

Young Boy Overcomes Hodgkin Lymphoma in Mexico

Meynor Perez is a 12-year-old boy who loves mathematics and spending his free time on the basketball court. But his world got flipped upside down when he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Hodgkin lymphoma. Thanks to help from Compaňeros En Salud (CES), Partners In Health's sister organization in Mexico, he got the chemotherapy and radiation treatments he needed. His cancer is now in remission, and the young CES doctor who saved his life decided she wants to become a pediatric oncologist. Read More ▸

Working in Global Health: Shin Daimyo

Interested in forging a career in global health? We asked Shin Daimyo, PIH's clinical program officer and program manager for mental health, to share his journey. Read More ▸

Haiti Continues to Battle Cholera Outbreak

Haiti is still grappling with a pernicious cholera epidemic nearly five years after the disease's first appearance in the country. Beyond Port-au-Prince and its suburbs, the Artibonite and Centre regions—the hub of operations for Zanmi Lasante, Partners In Health’s sister organization in Haiti—have been among the hardest hit, especially the communities of St. Marc, Mirebalais, Hinche, and Lascahobas. So far, PIH/ZL staff are seeing two or three times as many patients in 2015 as they did over the same period last year. Read More ▸

Wall Street Journal: West Africa, PIH Resolve to Build Health Systems

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Adama Nylenkeh: Recent Graduate, Rising Star

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Navajo Nation Hosts Pioneering Cancer Talks

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Training in Rwanda Focuses on Newborn Care

Doctors and nurses from across Rwanda gathered at Rwinkwavu District Hospital this spring, aiming to walk away with an understanding of the country’s new neonatal care package. Read More ▸

Celebrating a Safe Birth in Lesotho

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Conjoined Twin Sisters Successfully Separated in Haiti

On Friday, May 22, history was made at University Hospital (HUM) in Mirebalais, Haiti. Just two days before they turned six months, Marian and Michelle Bernard were successfully separated following a seven-hour-long procedure that required the collaboration of HUM staff with a team of national and international surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other specialists. They are now reunited with their healthy triplet sister, Tamar. Read More ▸

Dr. Paul Farmer: No Health, No Justice: Recent Lessons From West Africa

In March 2015, Partners In Health Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer delivered the 2015 Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice at Yale Law School. Gruber Distinguished Lectures are public addresses featuring path breakers in the fields of global justice and women’s rights. 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 ▸

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