FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Jeff Marvin, Media Relations Manager
jmarvin@pih.org

BOSTON (Jan. 30, 2017)—Partners In Health (PIH) issued the the following statement this weekend on the President's Executive Order banning immigration to the U.S. from seven predominantly Muslim countries:

"Partners In Health is unequivocally committed to supporting our staff around the world who may be affected by the Executive Order banning immigration to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

"PIH is an international organization with a multinational staff of diverse talents that provides care for some of the world’s most vulnerable people. Our staff is deeply committed to making connections across countries, faiths, and cultures to work toward the common good of humanity.

"We firmly believe this Executive Order should be immediately reversed, and we will support efforts to accomplish that goal."

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