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Mexico’s President Honors Chiapas Nurse

Mónica Córdoba received the Lucida Salcido national nursing prize in April for her years of service in the remote, rural community of Capitán in Chiapas. Nadia Sanchez, a social service doctor working with Compaňeros En Salud, Partners In Health's sister organization in Mexico, nominated her for the prize and says she has learned many lessons from the seasoned nurse since arriving in the community last August. Read More ▸

Young Boy Overcomes Hodgkin Lymphoma in Mexico

Meynor Perez is a 12-year-old boy who loves mathematics and spending his free time on the basketball court. But his world got flipped upside down when he was diagnosed with an aggressive form of Hodgkin lymphoma. Thanks to help from Compaňeros En Salud (CES), Partners In Health's sister organization in Mexico, he got the chemotherapy and radiation treatments he needed. His cancer is now in remission, and the young CES doctor who saved his life decided she wants to become a pediatric oncologist. Read More ▸

Celebrating International Nurses Week 2015

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Young Doctors Ensure Continuity of Care in Rural Mexico

Since launching in 2012, Compañeros En Salud has partnered with Mexico’s Ministry of Health to send seven generations of first-year doctors—25 in all—to rural, public clinics at 10 sites throughout Chiapas. Each transition requires a careful passing of the baton from one wave of doctors to the next. While CES staff facilitate this transition through introductions and regular site visits, outgoing doctors smooth the path for their colleagues by remaining in the community for as many as four weeks to bring them up to speed on patients’ cases and help them adjust to life in a remote rural location. Read More ▸

PIH Mexico Expands to Two New Sites in Chiapas

CES partners with Mexico’s Ministry of Health to recruit and train young doctors, who manage public clinics throughout Chiapas during their social service year. The first-year doctors, or pasantes, have conducted more than 45,000 patient visits in eight communities throughout the southeastern state since CES began providing services there in 2012. CES expanded to Letrero and Monterrey in February, pushing its reach farther into the surrounding Sierra Madre mountains. Read More ▸

Dr. Paul Farmer: Who Lives and Who Dies

Dr. Paul Farmer writes on the inequities of healthcare funding in "Who Lives and Who Dies," published February 5, 2015, in the London Review of Books. Read More ▸

2014: Our Top 20 Photos

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2014: The Year in Quotes

From South America to West Africa to Siberia, Partners In Health and its sister organizations are marking another year spent providing a preferential health care option for the poor. Here's a glimpse into our efforts during 2014, represented by quotes from patients and staff members across our sites. Read More ▸

Working in Global Health: Dr. Mercedes Aguerrebere Gómez-Urquiza

I didn’t think twice when presented with the opportunity to do my social service year with Compañeros en Salud. Read More ▸

Community Health Worker Program Expands in Mexico

PIH Mexico is expanding its community health worker program to serve more communities—and studying the results. Read More ▸

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