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The National Institutes for Health changed the clinical status of the PIH clinician infected with Ebola virus disease from critical to serious condition today.
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.
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.
Ebola is the tip of a global health crisis: a crisis in our collective ability to deliver the essentials of modern medicine to those who need help the most. Few diseases illustrate the ongoing nature of this crisis better than tuberculosis, a highly transmissible airborne infection that kills more than 1.5 million people every year.
I decided to move to Chikwawa in order to alleviate the disease burden unleashed by the floods, and to bring us closer to making real the human right to health care.
Now celebrating its two-year anniversary, University Hospital in Mirebalais is a boon for the region and the country following the January 12, 2010 earthquake.
[T]he everyday health conditions faced by the poor across much of West Africa are nothing if not a disaster. Redoubling our efforts in Sierra Leone and Liberia, while supporting the Guinean effort as we are able, should be the next step for PIH and its partners.
Children younger than 5 are at high risk of death when they become sick with Ebola. Malnutrition and other diseases play a role, as does the difficulty of treatment. PIH clinicians are building protocols to try to help the little ones survive.
"I know that I would not forgive myself if I don't go," says Nurse Cheedy Jaja, an associate professor of nursing at the University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, in this audio reflection.
Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo, Partners In Health's sister organization in Malawi, is partnering with the Ministry of Health to reduce deaths related to childbirth.
PIH/APZU is providing services beyond Neno District for the first time, aiding flood victims in nearby Chikwawa. Clinicians are seeing about 250 patients a day at the new clinic.
Zamanta Huarcaya Tamani was not a typical toddler. Unlike other children her age born without a developmental disability, she didn't babble or wander haphazardly around the house. Thanks to a new program launched by Socios en Salud, Partners In Health's sister organization based in Lima, Peru, a community health worker has been visiting Zamanta's home to train her parents in age-appropriate activities for their daughter. After 12 such training sessions, Zamanta's parents have helped her learn to walk and talk. This is her story.
The Partners In Health Ebola Response began in September 2014 with an advance trip to West Africa led by PIH Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer. Six months in, we have treated more than 1,500 patients and started efforts to rebuild the health systems in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Rwanda's Ministry of Health and PIH/IMB have started a clinic for infants at high risk of death and developmental delays. The clinic also helps caregivers support and improve development for these babies.