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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 ▸

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 ▸

Coffee with Dr. Enrique Valdespino

A Mexican doctor shares his hardships and hopes about working in global health. Read More ▸

Meet the New Doctors of PIH Mexico

Compañeros En Salud welcomes a new class of young doctors to provide quality care in rural Mexico. Read More ▸

In the Mountains of Mexico, a Physician Finds His Calling

Dr. Luis Castillo reflects on his year of service in a rural community in Chiapas, Mexico. Read More ▸

Continued Care in Mexico: Helping a Young Boy on the Road to Recovery

How PIH worked with a family to make sure their son got the care he needed. Read More ▸

Delivering Babies—and Trust—in the Mountains of Mexico

When Dr. Gaby Chalup arrived in the community of Plan de la Libertad, in Chiapas, Mexico, she didn’t expect to be delivering babies. Read More ▸

Dr. Enrique Valdespino of Compañeros En Salud takes a break

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