We hope you enjoyed the 60 Minutes segment featuring the work of Partners In Health. If you missed any part of the broadcast, you can view it below. Photos and text can be viewed on the CBS News website.

 

Learn more about Partners In Health

We hope that the images you've seen and the voices you've heard will inspire you to find out more about PIH's work in Haiti and around the world. Here are a just a few resources to learn more:

Interested in taking action to support Partners In Health?

Becoming an activist for social justice, health care, and poverty relief can be one of the most powerful ways to help PIH. One person at a time, one community at a time, we can build a movement together. Here are some places to start:

  • Learn more and teach others about social justice, health care, and poverty issues. Click here for a list of books and films we recommend.
  • Organize an event to promote social justice and/or fundraise for PIH.
  • Invite a speaker from PIH to share our work and the issues we focus on with your school, organization, or conference. To do this, please contact the appropriate program manager here.
  • Consider applying for one of the employment and volunteer opportunities at PIH.
  • Support or volunteer for other organizations that are also working on social justice causes. A few of them are listed below. We also recommend looking at www.idealist.org, a great resource for finding jobs, internships, and volunteer positions (including those at PIH) at thousands of nonprofit organizations.
    • Equal Justice Initiative: EJI provides legal representation to indigent defendants and prisoners who have been denied fair and just treatment in the legal system. The organization litigates on behalf of condemned prisoners, juvenile offenders, people wrongly convicted or charged with violent crimes, poor people denied effective representation, and others whose trials are marked by racial bias or prosecutorial misconduct. Learn more at www.eji.org.
    • FACE AIDS: This organization works to mobilize and inspire students to fight AIDS in Africa and provide a means of income generation for HIV patients. Please visit www.faceaids.org for more information about how to join a chapter near you.
    • GlobeMed: A non-profit organization that mobilizes university students in a movement to improve global health. Its student-driven network includes over 300 members at 13 university chapters. Learn more at www.globemed.org.
    • Health GAP (Global Access Project): This organization is dedicated to eliminating barriers to global access to affordable life-sustaining medicines for people living with HIV/AIDS. Learn more at www.healthgap.org.
    • Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti: IJDH's mission is to work with the people of Haiti for the return and consolidation of constitutional democracy, justice and human rights. The work focuses on distributing objective and accurate information on human rights conditions in Haiti, pursuing legal cases, and cooperating with human rights and solidarity groups in Haiti and abroad. Find out more at www.ijdh.org.
    • Jubilee USA Network: This network brings together people to turn a disparate reality around by active solidarity with partners worldwide, targeted and timely advocacy strategies and educational outreach. Find out how you can help at www.jubileeusa.org.
    • Médecins Sans Frontières (Doctors Without Borders): MSF is an international humanitarian aid organization that provides emergency medical assistance to populations in danger in more than 70 countries. Learn more at www.msf.org.
    • Physicians for Human Rights: PHR mobilizes health professionals to advance health, dignity, and justice and promotes the right to health for all. Harnessing the specialized skills, rigor, and passion of doctors, nurses, public health specialists, and scientists, PHR investigates human rights abuses and works to stop them. Learn more at www.physiciansforhumanrights.org.
    • RESULTS: This grassroots advocacy organization is committed to creating the political will to end hunger and the worst aspects of poverty. RESULTS is committed to individuals exercising their personal and political power by lobbying elected officials for effective solutions and key policies that affect hunger and poverty. Find out more at www.results.org.
    • Student Global AIDS Campaign: SGAC is a national movement with more than 85 chapters at high schools, colleges, and universities across the United States committed to bringing an end to HIV and AIDS in the U.S. and around the world through education, informed advocacy, media work, and direct action. Visit this organization at www.fightglobalaids.org.
    • Universities Allied for Essential Medicines: UAEM works to determine how universities can help ensure that biomedical end products, such as drugs, are made more accessible in poor countries; and works to increase the amount of research conducted on neglected diseases, or those diseases predominantly affecting people who are too poor to constitute a market attractive to private-sector R&D investment. Visit www.essentialmedicine.org for more information.

[published May 2008]

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