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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 ▸

Dr. Michelle Morse: A New Mindset for Global Health Training

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World AIDS Day: Lessons from HIV

In the 2013 Shattuck Lecture, Partners In Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer argues that the true barrier to HIV treatment for poor people was a lack of funding, not the difficulty of delivering treatment. We look back at the HIV Equity Initiative in Haiti, which provided evidence for a model to make HIV treatment available to millions of people worldwide. Read More ▸

Global Hand Washing Day: A Reflection on Water, Soap, and Infrastructure

Elizabeth Campa, director of WASH and Protection programming at our Haitian sister organization Zanmi Lasante, reflects on the importance of water, soap, and infrastructure in low-resource settings. Read More ▸

Dr. Fils-Aime: ‘Working in Mental Health Gives Me Hope’

"Working in mental health gives me hope that things will get better," says Dr. Reginald Fils-Aime, who works to treat Haitians with mental disorders humanely and efficiently. Read More ▸

Need to Know: Screening for Depression in Haiti

The Zanmi Lasante Depression Symptom Inventory is a screening tool that helps clinicians identify depression in Haiti. Read More ▸

The Life of a Medical Resident at Haiti’s New Teaching Hospital

Surgeon-in-training Dr. Jean-Louis Willy Fils lives and works on the campus of PIH-supported University Hospital. Read More ▸

Mosquito-Borne Virus Sickening Thousands in Haiti

Chikungunya, a virus that causes fever and joint pain, is affecting people in Haiti. Read More ▸

A Day in the Life of Haitian Nurse Midwife Benitha Germain

Benitha Germain is a nurse midwife with Zanmi Lasante, PIH's Haitian sister organization. In this video, we see the challenges she faces, the care she delivers, and the hope she inspires. 

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“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that's wrong with the world.”

—Dr. Paul Farmer
Chief Strategist & Co-founder