Fighting Drug-Resistant TB
Daphroza Nyiranzoga reflects on her experiences as a patient working with PIH's team in Rwanda.
In the 2013 Shattuck Lecture, Partners In Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer argues that the true barrier to HIV treatment for poor people was a lack of funding, not the difficulty of delivering treatment. We look back at the HIV Equity Initiative in Haiti, which provided evidence for a model to make HIV treatment available to millions of people worldwide.
This week Partners In Health nurses began delivering care to Ebola patients at a 106-bed Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) in Port Loko Town, Sierra Leone. Here, nurse Matthew Rollosson of Tacoma, Wash., has his name written across his chest so clinicians and patients can identify one another while working in the ETU.
Nearly 5,000 Ebola cases have been confirmed by the World Health Organization in Sierra Leone, and Port Loko--located in the country’s Northern Province--is one of the hardest-hit areas. To contain the outbreak, PIH is committed to scaling up its efforts and is preparing to deploy rapid response teams, which will travel to the most remote areas of the country when Ebola cases are reported to deliver immediate care.