Site launch

Legend:

2013

PIH opens Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Haiti. The first medical residents begin training.

PIH inaugurates the Butaro Ambulatory Cancer Center in northern Rwanda.

2012

PIH launches a new project in Mexico.

PIH constructs a public flagship hospital in Mirebalais: a center of medical excellence, a national teaching hospital, and a major investment in Haiti's infrastructure.

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2011

PIH begins support of the COPE program in the Navajo Nation in the southwest United States.

Building on previous work, PIH establishes a program in the Dominican Republic.

With the Rwandan government, PIH opens a teaching hospital in Butaro that brings high-quality care and medical education to the entire East Africa region.

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2010

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PIH brings the accompaniment model of TB care to Kazakhstan.

PIH and Zanmi Lasante respond to a 7.0 earthquake in Haiti with lifesaving emergency care and a plan to strengthen Haiti's public health system.

2009

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PIH begins the Maternal Mortality Reduction Program in Lesotho, leading to a 350 percent increase in facility-based deliveries.

2007

PIH begins work in Malawi, launching testing and treatment programs for HIV and TB in Neno District.

2006

PIH launches a new project in Lesotho in southern Africa, bringing primary care and HIV and TB testing and treatment to two remote clinics high in the mountains.

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2005

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PIH expands to sub-Saharan Africa, bringing community-based HIV treatment and primary care to two districts in rural Rwanda.

2002

The PIH project in Haiti is one
of the first to receive funding from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria.

2001

PIH takes over primary responsibility for clinical care at the TB project in Tomsk, Siberia.

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2000

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PIH and Harvard Medical School win a $44.7 million Gates Foundation grant to fight drug-resistant TB.

In Haiti, Zanmi Lasante's HIV Equity Initiative is one of the first in the world to provide antiretroviral therapy in resource-poor settings.

1998

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Drug-resistant TB patients in Peru complete treatment with cure rates of 80 percent, leading the World Health Organization to revise recommendations for treating drug-resistant TB.

In Haiti, PIH's sister organization, Zanmi Lasante, initiates a pilot program to provide antiretroviral therapy to 50 AIDS patients.

1997

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PIH's Prevention and Access to Care and Treatment Project (PACT) begins in Boston.

A gift from Thomas J. White establishes the Program in Infectious Disease and Social Change at Harvard Medical School.

1996

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PIH and Socios En Salud launch a community-based treatment program for patients with drug-resistant TB in Carabayllo, Peru.

1994

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In Peru, PIH's sister organization, Socios En Salud, is established in Carabayllo, a shantytown on the outskirts of Lima.

1993

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PIH co-founder Paul Farmer wins a MacArthur "genius grant" and uses it to establish the Institute for Health and Social Justice, PIH's research and advocacy arm.

1990

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In Haiti, Zanmi Lasante launches its comprehensive women's health program, Pwojè Sante Fanm.

1989

PIH and its Haitian sister organization, Zanmi Lasante, launch a community-based program for treating tuberculosis.

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1987

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Partners In Health (PIH) is founded in Boston by Jim Kim, Ophelia Dahl, Paul Farmer, Todd McCormack, and Thomas J. White to support activities started in Haiti.