PIH’s Dr. Wesler Lambert speaks about current state of Haiti (Kaiser Family Foundation 2/1/2011)
Jaclyn Schiff of the Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report spoke with Wesler Lambert, a Haitian-born physician who has worked with Partners in Health/Zanmi Lasante since 1997. In the interview, Lambert explains how access to health care has improved since the earthquake and discusses the recent cholera outbreak. The response to cholera "was a successful" one, he said, noting the collaborative work from all types of organizations, not only those focused on health care. Link to podcast: http://podcast.kff.org/podcast/2011/012611_kff_conversations_lambert.mp3
Two Degrees Brings the Heat to Trinity Campus (The Trinity Tripod, Trinity College 2/1/2011)
Two Degrees Food, the first one-for-one food company, provides a medically formulated nutrition pack to a child in Africa for every nutrition bar sold, helping to reduce child malnutrition. Valid Nutrition and Partners In Health, two non-profit organizations, help fulfill Two Degrees' one-for-one mission.
Giving is Sexy, Thanks to Sir Richard's Condoms (Care 2 2/2/2011)
Sir Richard's condom company donates a condom to someone in the developing world for every condom sold in the US. Founder Mathew Gerson found inspiration for Sir Richard's while reading a biography of one of the co-founders of Partners In Health, which Sir Richard's now partners with to bring condoms to Haiti.
Butaro Hospital In Rwanda, Top Health Care for the Rural Poor (Suite 101 2/2/2011)
The 150-bed hospital was built in just two years in a collaboration between the Rwandan government, Boston-based Partners In Health, and the Clinton Health Access Initiative. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health believes that the poorest areas in the world can receive world-class care rather than merely basic primary health.
Clinton presses Haiti on elections (Washington Post 1/31/2011)
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton visited a clinic run by Boston-based Partners In Health to treat victims of a cholera epidemic that has claimed more than 3,500 lives since fall.
Secretary Clinton Visit to Partners in Health Cholera Treatment Center (U.S. Department of State 1/30/2011)
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Haiti this weekend. She met with PIH’s Nancy Dorsinville. She also visited the organization’s medical clinic in Parc Jean Marie Vincent – the second largest spontaneous settlement camp in Port-au-Prince.
Clinton hails cholera progress in Haiti (AFP 1/30/2011)
Touring a cholera clinic, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday hailed the news that the wave of cholera that has killed more than 4,000 Haitians since October is receding… The number of new patients at the Cholera Treatment Center, managed by US government grantee Partners In Health, has been reduced by half to about 40 per day since the start of the epidemic, a State Department official said.
Clinton urges adopting OAS report for Haitian elections (Miami Herald 1/30/2011)
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton re-emphasized the United States' commitment to the people of Haiti, saying she does not envision “at this time” suspension of aid. During a visit to a cholera treatment plant operated by Partners In Health, a U.S.-supported non-governmental organization, she chatted with patients about the waterborne-disease and asked questions about the illness.
Q&A: Dr. Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl on recovery efforts in Haiti (Los Angeles Times 1/29/2011)
Dr. Paul Farmer, U.N. deputy special envoy to Haiti, and Ophelia Dahl, who founded the nonprofit Partners In Health with him in Boston in 1987, are in Los Angeles this week to attend Saturday's “Haiti Stories” conference at UCLA’s Fowler Museum.
Cholera battle continues in rural Haiti (Project Medishare 1/27/2011)
Dr. David Walton, the deputy chief of missions for Partners In Health, said the decreasing number of patients seen at the Mirebalais CTC is deceiving. “It’s tricky because if you look right here at this cholera treatment center you would be deceived to think that cholera is getting better, but if you take a look at the places in the south there are reports of hundreds of people dying in the mountain sides and even in other cholera treatment centers and cholera treatment units,” Dr. Walton said.
Vaccination Considered in Haiti as Cholera's Spread Slows (Science Blogs 1/26/2011)
Cholera has killed roughly 3,800 people in Haiti and sickened another 189,000, and it will continue to circulate in the population for the foreseeable future. The good news is that the number of new cases per week has dropped from 12,000, which it reached in November, to about 4,700, and the mortality rate has also decreased. It's a daunting challenge, but a Lancet piece by authors from Harvard Medical School and Partners In Health/Zanmi Lasante points out that ambitious health efforts have succeeded in Haiti before.
Diocese of Haiti meets in second post-quake annual synod (Episcopal News Service 1/26/2011)
This is Haiti’s second diocesan synod since large parts of Haiti were devastated by a magnitude-7 earthquake on Jan. 12, 2010. Both have taken place at Bon Sauveur, which is located in the midst of the Partners In Health/Zanmi Lasante complex.
Kagame opens new hospital in Butaro (The New Times (Rwanda’s Largest Daily) 1/25/2011)
President Paul Kagame, accompanied by First Lady Jeannette Kagame, yesterday officially opened a state-of-the-art hospital in Butaro, Burera District, Northern Province. The 152-bed hospital which boasts of modern medical equipment, ultra-modern buildings and modern ICT facilities was built at a cost of Rwf.3.35bn in a partnership bringing together the Government of Rwanda, Partners In Health, the Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), and the people of Burera.
President Kagame particularly thanked Dr. Paul Farmer, the Founder of Partners In Health…as well as other friends of Rwanda, for the commitment to work with Rwandans to establish the modern hospital, that is expected to improve lives in the rural district.
Haiti: A Year After the Earthquake (WHYY Philadelphia 1/24/2011)
Reporter Susan Phillips sits down with PIH’s Dr. Evan Lyon and Trinity College and US Institute of Peace Haiti expert Robert Maguire to discuss the Haiti one year after the earthquake.
Film on Va. charity to get Sundance screening (Associated Press 1/22/2011)
A documentary being screened at the Sundance Film Festival, "Loads of Hope," examines the home for disabled orphans and abandoned children run by Operation Blessing and Partners In Health.
Rwanda's medical miracle (Sunday Times - Johannesburg, South Africa 1/22/2011)
One of Africa's poorest and most war-ravaged districts did not have a single doctor for its 400,000 people. But tomorrow, the remote province in Rwanda will see the opening of a hospital described by Harvard experts as “the finest in central Africa,” to complete a new health system there which offers a global model for delivery to the rural poor. Built in just two years in a collaboration between the Rwandan government, Partners In Health, and the Clinton Foundation…
Standing with Haiti by supporting coordinated and Haitian-led development efforts (ONE 1/20/2011)
by PIH’s Meredy Throop and Donna Barry
Today, the persistent lack of coordination between international donors, NGOs, government ministries and local people severely hinders Haiti’s prospects for “building back better.” Partners In Health (PIH) and our Haitian sister organization, Zanmi Lasante (ZL), have advocated for a human rights-based approach to earthquake recovery and reconstruction.
Harvard Graduate Students Complete Locally Constructed Rwandan Hospital (Inhabitat 1/19/2011)
The Butaro Hospital, in the Burera District of Rwanda is comprised of a number of buildings set on a hilltop location. Principles of natural ventilation and passive solar design help moderate temperatures... MASS collaborated with Partners In Health and Harvard Medical Center to develop and implement systems which minimize disease transmission.
Peace, justice, civility (Attleboro Sun Chronicle 1/18/2011)
Meanwhile, at an ecumenical service in the Memorial Baptist Church in Seekonk, keynote speaker Ed Cardoza, director of development at Partners In Health, an organization dedicated to bringing medical help to those most in need anywhere in the world, urged listeners to create hope by taking individual action to help eliminate sickness, poverty and violence.
Tuberculosis still a problem (Daily Northwestern 1/18/2011)
In response to the lack of services for patients of multidrug-resistant TB, Partners In Health, a Boston-based non-profit focusing on health care, started a specialized treatment program in Peru. The program cured 85 percent of its patients, Roy said.
Social Design: Straight Out of School (Metropolis Mag 1/17/2011)
This next week PIH opens a flagship Butaro Hospital in northern Rwanda. Built by MASS, the 150-bed facility…brings a world-class facility to Africa.
Haiti: A Year After the Catastrophe, Aid Efforts Make a Difference (Sacramento Bee 1/16/2011)
Roughly 12,000 people a week have contracted cholera since it broke out in late October. More than 3,500 have died. And Dr. David Walton, the deputy chief of mission for Partners In Health says that there are probably five times as many cholera deaths as reported.
Bring Back Aristide (Human Rights and Human Welfare 1/15/2011)
Paul Farmer, United Nations Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti and founder of Partners In Health, has suggested that former President Jean-Bertrand Aristide is by far the most popular and trusted Haitian political figure.
Partners in Health Pauses to "Remember, Reflect, and Respond" to the First Anniversary of the Haiti Earthquake (White Rhino Report 1/15/2011)
Partners in Health’s commemorative event, "Remember, Reflect, and Respond," was podcast, and I encourage you to join with those of us who were there last night to hear the thoughtful reflections that were shared by those whose lives were forever touched and changed when the earth moved that January afternoon in 2010 in Haiti.
Fashion for a Purpose (Style Goes Strong 1/14/2011)
PIH’s Joia Mukherjee said that Haiti was the first and only republic founded through a slave rebellion – and marked the beginning of the end of the slave trade. Her passion, which after 12 years of doing what she does in Haiti, seems not only undiminished, but expanded. Dr. Mukherjee described the Haitian people as "impoverished… but not poor!"
‘Beyond School Books’ – a podcast series on education in emergencies (UNICEF 1/14/2011)
UNICEF Radio moderator Amy Costello recently spoke about education and cholera prevention with Dr. Ralph Ternier, Director of Community Care and Support with Partners In Health, a non-profit organization that has been providing health care in some of Haiti’s poorest communities for more than 20 years.
HuffPost's Greatest Person Of The Day: Nadia Raymond, A Field Nurse In Haiti (Huffington Post 1/14/2011)
There was no other option, I had to go." Haitian-born nurse Nadia Raymond describes her decision to volunteer in post-quake Haiti as "automatic." On three separate trips with Partners In Health, Nadia, who is based in Massachusetts, joined a group of medical professionals lending their expertise to the disaster response efforts.
Cholera Outbreak Compounds Haiti's Woes (PBS 1/14/2011)
Jeffrey Brown looks at the battle against a cholera epidemic in Haiti, one year after a devastating earthquake. Brown interviewed Dr. David Walton, who set up the main Partners In Health cholera treatment center, a makeshift camp of tents just outside the small city of Mirebalais.
Helping children in Haiti, one year after the earthquake (PBS 1/14/2011)
A year ago this week, Haiti was hit by an earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people, injured thousands of others and left more than a million and a half homeless… After the quake, one of the many humanitarian groups participating in recovery efforts was Boston-based Partners In Health. They have helped tens of thousands of children in Haiti. Here is the story of two of those children.
Haiti's Cycle of Calamity (National Geographic Blog 1/13/2011)
At a cholera treatment center a few hours drive from the capital, a doctor from Partners In Health made an interesting connection. Whenever a waterborne disease like typhoid, or now cholera, becomes a threat, "we always ask people to boil water," he said. They boil water by burning trees, which brings more flooding and other disasters… "It's a cycle."
Cholera and Cooperation Play Into Haiti Reforestation (National Geographic 1/13/2011)
With the recent outbreak of cholera in camps crowded with earthquake victims, and in mountainous rural areas where people take their drinking water from the river or underground wells, there may be an added stress on forest resources. According to Wesler Lambert of Partners In Health, when citizens are asked to boil water as a protection measure against cholera or other water-borne diseases, they use charcoal, leading to more deforestation and therefore more flooding.
Happy Endings for Some of Haiti's Children (CBS News 1/12/2011)
Loune Viaud, PIH’s Director of Strategic Planning and Operations in Haiti, found 38 children abandoned at a hospital after the quake. "Thousands of bodies everywhere and the children were there," said Viaud. In collaboration with Operation Blessing, PIH/ZL founded a home for children in Port-au-Prince called Zanmi Beni.
Video: Haiti gains reputation as 'a republic of NGOs' (Al-Jazeera 1/12/2011)
Haiti’s NGO community say they are critical of the unchecked power this community can wield despite the good work. A report from Oxfam, one of the major NGOs working in Haiti admitted they should do more to work with the government. Paul Farmer, the UN deputy special envoy to Haiti, said until the government has the resources it needs, Haiti will remain "the republic of NGOs".
Haiti, one year after the earthquake (The Official Google Blog 1/12/2011)
Complementing our online efforts with this imagery, a webpage and crisis response tools such as Person Finder, Google has made an effort to contribute to relief in Haiti by providing technical and financial support to NGOs. Organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and Partners In Health continue to help the Haitian people. We’ve looked to them to help us guide our ongoing response to this crisis.
A Year On The Front Lines In Haiti (NPR “All Things Considered” 1/12/2011)
PIH’s Dr. David Walton has spent much of the past year on the front lines in Haiti treating earthquake victims and working to stem the cholera epidemic. He's now involved in the building of a new hospital. He talks to NPR's Michele Norris about his work.
Wednesday, Jan. 12 Haiti Earthquake Anniversary (WGBH – NPR’s Boston Affiliate 1/12/2011)
Dr. Evan Lyon – who has in Haiti with Partners for 13 years – arrived on the 4th day after the earthquake and worked in the capital for the next seven months. He says perhaps the most dramatic thing he’s seen since the earthquake is the remarkably little change… Some basic provisions are provided – but many needs remain unmet and the refugee communities look like they are becoming nearly permanent. Dr. Lyon, you say “by necessity (people) are settling in for a long haul.”
Haiti: One Year Later (MSNBC 1/12/2011)
Andrea Mitchell spoke with Thomas Tighe, President and CEO of Direct Relief International. Tighe mentioned Direct Relief’s work in conjunction with Partners In Health in Haiti. See mention at 1:50.
Partners In Health Helping Haitian Earthquake Victims (CBS Philadelphia 1/12/2011)
Dozens of critically injured people in Haiti were brought to Philadelphia by Partners In Health for life saving medical treatment after the earthquake a year ago. CBS Philadelphia follows up on the stories of many of those patients – one year later.
Tè Tremblé: Remembering the Earthquake in Haiti (Democracy Now 1/12/2011)
We go back to January 12, 2010, and to the aftermath of the earthquake – what Haitians call Tè Tremblé, the earth trembles. One year later, the words of Dr. Evan Lyon, a professor with Partners In Health, are agonizingly true: Haiti is still in pain. (PIH mention at 14:51)
Haiti in Recovery—Two Doctors Make a Difference (Southern California Public Radio 1/12/2011)
Haiti is a second home to Dr. Evan Lyon, physician with Partners in Health, and as he drove through the streets of Port-au-Prince a few days after the tremendous earthquake in January of 2010, this is what he wrote to his associates from the scene: “people cooking, talking, some singing and crying.”
How to Rebuild Haiti after the Quake (Council on Foreign Relations 1/12/2011)
Global health expert Paul Farmer says international aid organizations cannot replace the government and that Haiti's public sector should be strengthened so it can provide for Haitians' needs until the government is able to do it.
Haiti's Year of Living Miserably (Council on Foreign Relations 1/12/2011)
Knowing Haiti has been hit with a partially drug-resistant and virulent form of the vibrio, and that the populace has absolutely no natural immunity having lived cholera-free for generations, many observers are now calling for mass vaccination. In a recent Newsweek article Drs. Paul Farmer and Jean-Renold Rejouit of Partners in Health argue in favor of such a scheme. On December 17, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) cholera expert panel voted in favor of mass vaccinations.
What Haiti needs most, one year post-quake (USA Today 1/12/2011)
Partners In Health, led by Paul Farmer – a leader in sustainable development and the UN Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti – is teaming up with the global health care company Abbott for an ambitious $6.5 million partnership that aims to (1) Build a new PIH nutritional production facility in Haiti to produce Nourimanba, PIH's highly nutritious, peanut-based therapeutic food used to treat severe malnutrition; (2) Help combat poverty by empowering communities – Local workers will build the facility, and Haitian peanut farmers and local workers will handle most of the production of Nourimanba, from start to finish. Abbott scientists and engineers and PIH staff will share expertise and conduct training to develop the skills of local workers; and (3) Shift long-term focus of initiative from traditional aid to local trade for sustainability.
Haiti: One Year Later (Huffington Post 1/12/2011)
When we landed on the tarmac in Port-au-Prince, one of the first planes to arrive that morning… Haiti's President Rene Preval was also on the tarmac. He wasn't wounded, but seemed lost and wondered aloud when help would arrive… Partners In Health, with co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer and a dedicated team including a woman named Dr. Louis Ivers who I met on both trips to Haiti, are continuously providing health care and support to more than one million Haitians.
Rebuilding Haiti By Empowering Its Residents (The Huffington Post 1/12/2011)
The tragic earthquake and its aftermath have undoubtedly had a devastating effect on Haiti and its people. But there are success stories. "Very few of us who know Haiti haven't fallen in love with the spirit of the Haitian people," said Joia Mukherjee, the chief medical officer of Partners In Health.
Helping Haiti One Year Later (The Nation 1/12/2011)
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Haiti. Millions more are still being harshly affected by lack of water, shelter and food. Worthy groups which have been on the ground since before last year's crisis struck include Partners In Health, operating in the country since 1987 originally to deliver health care to the residents of Haiti's mountainous Central Plateau region.
One Year On, Haiti’s Post-Earthquake Landscape is Grim (Wall Street Journal 1/12/2011)
For further perspective on what’s been done by two large health-focused humanitarian organizations working in the country, see the one-year report by Partners In Health and Doctors Without Borders.
Health Charity Grows Fast to Fill Medical Void in Haiti (The Chronicle of Philanthropy 1/12/2011)
Partners In Health has expanded rapidly in the year since Haiti was rocked by an earthquake, emerging as one of the government’s key medical partners, says The Boston Globe. The organization, which did not operate in the capital of Port-au-Prince before the earthquake, now treats 7,000 to 10,000 people a week in city’s tent camps and is building a 320-bed hospital north of there. PIH has increased its mostly Haitian work force from 4,400 to 5,500, and expanded services far outside its prior focus treating rural peasants for tuberculosis, AIDS, and malnutrition.
Hope for Haiti's Unemployed (The Huffington Post 1/11/2011)
Q: Is it a chronic problem that workers are brought in from other countries and that actual citizens find themselves becoming further and further disconnected from participating in the rebuilding of their own nation?
A: Our experience has been to focus on reaching out to the most disconnected: those who are illiterate, unemployed, and/or homeless. While it is not always the case that workers are brought in from other countries – Partners In Health has a strong network of Haitian workers – we wanted to at least make it as easy as possible for organizations to find local labor.
Midwifery: A Smart Investment in Haiti (The Huffington Post 1/12/2011)
Despite pledges to "build back better," international efforts in Haiti are struggling just to provide relief. Donor fatigue is setting in, and new commitments are slowing to a trickle. Reality demands doing more with less, which is why it is so critical to invest in women… Several NGOs, like Partners In Health and Haitian Health Foundation, run midwifery programs with great success, but the critical need is to bring these programs to scale across the country.
Paul Farmer’s 5 Lessons From Haiti (Clinton-Bush Haiti Fund 1/12/2011)
Paul Farmer, writing for Foreign Policy, highlights five critical points that have brought insight during this time of reconstruction and recovery in Haiti. One highlight, on the topic of "Building Back Better" is especially true of how the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund's efforts have been shaped toward maximizing long-term growth in Haiti.
Build Mirebalais Hospital in Haiti with PIH (Global Giving 1/12/2011)
Partners In Health provides a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations, PIH strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.
Health Lags in Haiti 1 Year After the Earthquake (Scientific American 1/12/2011)
In large part because of its persistent poverty Haiti had long been host to a cadre of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) that provided health and other services that the government was unable to supply. Infrastructure in place for international government and NGO programs such as the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and Partners In Health, respectively, were transitioned to help with response needs after the earthquake.
Psychiatrist Recognized for Efforts to Bring Mental Health Services to Haiti (Medscape Today 1/12/2011)
Psychiatrist Jean Tropnas has received the Profile of Courage Award by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) in honor of his efforts to bring mental health services to the people of Haiti following the devastating earthquake. Dr. Tropnas worked with Partners In Health… In the clinics, psychosocial teams of young psychologists and social workers dispensed mental health care.
The Earthquake in Haiti: One Year Later (National Geographic 1/12/2011)
There are still many ways to help with Haiti's recovery process. Partners In Health is a medical group started by Paul Farmer 25 years ago in Cange, Haiti, that organizes community-based health clinics. They've served over 240,000 patients in their clinics in the past year.
Haiti Has Seen Some Progress Since Earthquake, Relief Workers Say (MTV.com 1/12/2011)
No one expected Haiti's problems to be solved just one year after a monster earthquake hit the island on January 12, 2010, leveling much of the impoverished nation's capital, Port-au-Prince, and killing more than 250,000. While progress on the island is slow, representatives from World Food Programme and Partners In Health say they are seeing encouraging signs in Haiti.
Update: Restoring the Soul; Satisfying Hunger Around the World (Concord Patch 1/12/2011)
The name “Two Degrees,” represents the mission of the business and the short distance that separates us from a child dying of hunger. The company donates a nutrition pack to a hungry child for every nutrition bar sold. The children of Malawi are the first recipients of Two Degrees. The company is working with Valid Nutrition and Partners In Health to fulfill its heroic mission.
Haiti’s Second Chance: A Time for Reflection and Progress (Americas Quarterly 1/12/2011)
It is imperative that whoever is elected president address the ‘republic of NGOs’ phenomenon. Numbering more than 10,000 today, NGOs have created parallel institutions over the years to gradually fill the void left by a defunct governments… Few exceptional organizations, Partners In Health being one, have established permanent operations and remained willing to work with the government when necessary.
Haiti Earthquake Anniversary Reactions (Psychology Today 1/12/2011)
The Anniversary brings up memories of the extraordinary pain that the entire Haitian population has suffered, that old symptoms of demoralization and despair as well as renewing emotional and physical distress. We are working, along with the Ministry of Health, Partners In Health, and other organizations to address these symptoms and mobilize the Haitian people's resiliency and hope.
Partners In Health on Anniversary of Haitian Earthquake: Many Accomplishments but “Conditions Remain Grim” (Skoll Foundation 1/12/2011)
Today marks one year since the earthquake in Haiti. PIH Medical Director Joia Mukherjee states: “we stand with our friends and colleagues from our Haitian sister organization, Zanmi Lasante, and with millions of Haitians in Haiti and abroad to remember that terrible day — to remember both those who died, and those who suffered and continue to face the painful reality of a Haiti post-January 12, 2010. Let’s not mince words. Conditions remain grim.”
Haiti, one year later: More help, more needs (Charlotte Observer 1/12/2011)
Conner recognizes the feelings of many Americans who may have given up on Haiti, but says there is still good work being done that doesn't make the TV news – work or NGOs like Doctors Without Borders and Partners In Health, but also to the work of the Haitians, who are helping their own people day in, and day out.
Berkshire volunteers reflect on road ahead (Berkshire Eagle 1/12/2011)
Three days after Haiti’s earthquake, Mark Hyman and his wife Pier Boutin, also a physician, were on the ground with an emergency medical crew organized by Partners In Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer.
Moved by parents’ death in quake, Montrealer reached out to help (The Globe and Mail 1/12/2011)
Her parents, George and Merille Anglade, became the first Canadians confirmed killed in the blurry aftermath of Jan. 12, 2010. Back in Montreal, Ms. Anglade cobbled together a board that includes everyone from Paul Farmer, the U.S. doctor who founded Partners In Health to Régine Chassagne, the Montreal singer from Arcade Fire whose parents emigrated from Haiti during the dictatorship of Jean-Claude Duvalier. The organization is now seeking to raise $2-million to work with 500 families in the village of Thomonde in Haiti’s central plateau.
Roundtable Discussion (Charity Navigator 1/12/2011)
A year after Haiti was hit by a 7.0 earthquake, Charity Navigator led a roundtable discussion among several leaders of charities that provided aid in the wake of the disaster, including Ophelia Dahl, executive director of Partners In Health.
One year later, relief work continues (The Dartmouth 1/12/2011)
Exactly one year after Haiti’s earthquake, Dartmouth continues to contribute to rebuilding efforts. Dartmouth is supporting Partners In Health while the organization builds a 320-bed hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, according to President Jim Kim. The College will likely have a “close relationship” with the hospital upon its completion, Kim said.
Haiti - Hell to Hope (RTÉ Television – Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster 1/12/2011)
RTÉ Western Editor Jim Fahy visits the shattered country a year after the devastating earthquake which killed over a quarter of a million people and left another million homeless. The piece follows three stories, that of PIH’s Dr Louise Ivers, Gena Heraty, and Fr Rick Frechette.
IU-Haiti tie remains strong (Indiana Daily Student 1/12/2011)
What did we Americans do after the earthquake in Haiti? We gave money, and now we ask what happened to our money. We gave hundreds of millions of dollars. Two IU student groups gave $25,000 to one organization, Partners In Health, alone.
Only new, fair voting can help Haiti now (St. Petersburg Times 1/12/2011)
It is bad enough that, by delaying reconstruction aid to Haiti, the United States has failed to give adequate assistance to our neighbor, which was struck by a devastating earthquake a year ago today. Republican Sen. Richard Lugar, ranking member of the Committee on Foreign Relations, criticized the exclusions and warned of potential chaos. Paul Farmer, U.N. deputy special envoy to Haiti, expressed his concern that "all Haitian people and parties be allowed to participate."
Haiti's Top 5 Priorities One Year Later: Cause for Hope (Tonic 1/12/2011)
Organizations like Partners In Health have been pushing vigorously for the widespread distribution of oral cholera vaccines and antibiotic therapies, standard interventions, which could help slow, if not stop the spread of the disease. But the prevailing belief is that it would be too difficult to inoculate enough of the population, since the vaccine requires two courses – something PIH’s chief medical officer argues the organization has disproven in the past.
Chris Hughes, cofounder of Facebook, talks about PIH on Colbert Report (The Colbert Report 1/11/2011)
Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes spoke with Stephen Colbert about his new website, Jumo. Hughes mentioned how Jumo connects interested parties to non-profits such as Partners In Health. Mention begins at 3:20.
Obituary: Tom White, 90, Philanthropist Who Co-Founded Health Charity (Chronicle of Philanthropy 1/11/2011)
Tom White, a leading Boston builder who donated more than $75-million over his lifetime and helped launch the global medical charity Partners In Health, died Friday at age 90, The Boston Globe reports. Partners In Health, which he co-founded in 1987, is credited with blazing a trail for global health charities addressing medical emergencies and outbreaks of AIDS, tuberculosis, and other diseases in the developing world.
Moving mountains with generosity and compassions (Newton Tab 1/11/2011)
Newton resident Tom White died at 90 years old. I didn’t know Mr. White personally; I wish I had. I first learned of him when I read “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” by Tracy Kidder, a great book about Paul Farmer and a small clinic in Haiti that grew into Partners In Health, an international organization providing health care for the poorest of the poor. Without Mr. White, Partners in Health would never have happened.
Progress in Haiti ‘painfully slow’ (Harvard Gazette 1/11/2011)
A year after Haiti’s deadly earthquake, nearly a million people still live in temporary tent cities, plagued by sexual violence and hopelessness. “The progress has been really slow; it’s been painfully slow,” said Instructor in Medicine David Walton, a physician with the nonprofit Partners In Health (PIH), which has worked to improve health care in Haiti for decades.
Haiti One Year Later: The American Red Cross on current situation (Washington Post 1/11/2011)
David Meltzer, senior vice president for international services at the American Red Cross, was online Tuesday, Jan. 11, to discuss how the country is faring one year after the devastating earthquake.
Question: I learned that the American Red Cross provided financial support to keep the General Hospital open. Will the American Red Cross continue to support this project?
Answer: We are also supporting Haiti's largest public hospital (HUEH) with Paul Farmer's Partner's In Health and also funding prosthetics and rehab centers.
Area volunteers tell of horrors still plaguing Haiti (Ventura County Star 1/11/2011)
During a news conference Tuesday, Dr. David Walton, deputy chief of Mission to Haiti for Partners In Health, said the numbers of those dead from cholera are far greater than those being reported by the Haitian Ministry of Health.
Haiti Roundup: Earthquake Victims See Little Gain From Aid Influx (Chronicle of Philanthropy 1/11/2011)
The Christian Science Monitor reports: James Ansara, who has been volunteering in Haiti weekly since the earthquake, is working with the global charity Partners In Health on 320-bed Mirebalais Hospital, which will be the country’s largest medical facility until the destroyed city hospital in the capital of Port-au-Prince is rebuilt.
Volunteer state: East Tennesseans still reaching out to victims of Haiti earthquake (Knoxville News Sentinel 1/11/2011)
Students at Maryville College have been reading a book by Dr. Paul Farmer about how he helped found Partners In Health, a global health organization that is active in Haiti. Fields' class set a goal of raising $10,000 that would go to Partners in Health to aid the relief effort in Haiti. The goal was reached last summer.
A year later: work continues, expands in Cange, Haiti (Anderson Independent Mail 1/11/2011)
Partners In Health’s 100-bed hospital in Cange was one of the best left standing after the earthquake, and its capacity doubled overnight as the village's church became a triage center. “We had patients filling the entire sanctuary and upper balcony,” Morse said. “It was a very beautiful use of the church building. It seemed like what we should have used it for.” An international medical mission, Partners in Health, traces its roots to Cange through its founder, Paul Farmer.
NRG helping to 'build back better' (The Princeton Packet 1/11/2011)
Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the massive earthquake in Haiti. The solar power energy company (SELF) is helping to create a bright future as the country rebuilds – installing power systems at local health clinic run by the locally acclaimed Zanmi Lasante (ZL), Partners In Health sister organization in Haiti.
Vidacare seeks more support for Haiti (San Antonio Business Journals 1/11/2011)
Dr. Larry Miller, founder of San Antonio-based Vidacare Corp., recently returned from a trip to Haiti and says that hopelessness is the saddest affliction that the country faces and urges more support for charitable groups working in the region, including Partners In Health, Project Hope, Samaritan’s Purse, J/P Haitian Relief Organization, and Doctors without Borders.
Haiti Earthquake Anniversary Finds Overwhelmed Nation Struggling to Rebuild (YahooNews.com 1/11/2011)
Partners In Health broke ground on a new teaching hospital in Mirebalais in July.
Canadian celebs continue Haiti appeals, aid efforts (CBC News 1/11/2011)
For several years, Arcade Fire's Win Butler and wife Régine Chassagne have supported an on-the-ground effort in Haiti through Partners In Health, an organization with more than 20 years' experience delivering services that combine medical care with education and training about sanitation, water and agriculture in countries like Haiti, Mexico and Peru.
Partnership announces development of Haitian food facility to fight malnutrition (The Daily Tell 1/11/2011)
Partners In Health, Abbott Laboratories and the Abbott Fund are partnering to develop a food facility to provide Haitians with local, nutritious and quality food. A move valued at more than $6.5 million, the initiative will help fight severe childhood malnutrition.