Every day Partners In Health receives inquiries from nurses interested in saving lives and sharing knowledge with the poor communities we serve. Here are five responses we usually provide.
It seems simple—and perhaps too easy—but a donation in solidarity really is the most effective way to help us put more local nurses on the job and give them the tools they need to save lives.
PIH employs hundreds of talented nurses in poor communities around the world, but to succeed they need medicine, supplies, training, and more colleagues.
Anyone can donate, but nurses should take special satisfaction in knowing that fellow nurses make up nearly 83 percent of PIH clinical staff.
2. Get educated, get involved
Globally, nurses deliver 90 percent of all health care services. The nurses we know are passionate, fiery advocates for patients’ rights and for their fellow nurses. These numbers—combined with hard-earned credibility and a will to bring about change—make nurses a potent force in the movement for global health equity.
Invite your fellow nurses to get educated and get involved by following PIH:
3. Share your knowledge
Through the wonders of the Internet, it is now possible for health care experts around the world to collaborate, eliminating geography as a barrier to knowledge.
Global Health Delivery Online (GHDonline.org) is a platform of expert-led communities where health care implementers collaborate to improve the delivery of health care.
The communities are open and eager for new voices. Sign up now to start contributing:
4. Volunteer or find a job with PIH
While PIH prefers to hire locally, our field teams do occasionally request volunteer help. Our volunteer opportunities include 12-week or longer positions for experienced nurses. Learn more about clinical volunteer opportunities here.
In addition, PIH regularly recruits top talent to fill knowledge gaps and bring fresh perspective to our cause. You can see all PIH volunteer and employment opportunities here.
5. Volunteer or find a job with another global health organization
In recent years, the number of organizations focused on global health has increased dramatically. We’re fortunate to call many of these excellent organizations partners, and highly recommend that you explore the volunteer and employment opportunities they offer.
PIH Partner Projects
These organizations are working to implement the PIH model across the globe. A list of volunteer and employment opportunities with them is available here.
Global Health Service Partnership (GHSP)
Global Health Service Partnership is a capacity-building model based on education. The Peace Corps and the nonprofit GHSP together are deploying American physicians and nurses for one-year assignments as embedded faculty at medical and nursing schools in Malawi, Uganda, and Tanzania.
Learn more about the GHSP here.
Human Resources for Health Program (HRH)
The Ministry of Health in Rwanda has partnered with a consortium of top U.S. institutions of medicine, nursing, health management, and dentistry that are committed to sending faculty to schools of medicine and nursing, and hospitals throughout Rwanda.
You can learn more about how to get involved with HRH here.