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A Plan, 14 Hens, and a Rooster in Chiapas

Chronic malnutrition affects 44 percent of children in rural Chiapas--a rate that's six times the national average in Mexico. Compaňeros En Salud (CES), Partners In Health’s sister organization in Mexico, and Heifer International are collaborating on a two-year pilot program that gives 15 chickens to families who have a chronically malnourished child under five. The chickens produce eggs that inject necessary protein into these children's diet. Whatever the families don't eat, they sell for extra cash to buy other nutritious foods they couldn't otherwise afford. One year in, CES and Heifer are seeing positive results. Read More ▸

Daily Rounds in Navajo Nation

Senior Community Health Worker Betty J. John checks on her high-risk patients near Shonto, Arizona. 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 ▸

Navajo Nation Hosts Pioneering Cancer Talks

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Haitian Nurse Looks Back on Storied Career

Marie Myrka Amazan, 66, is the cross-site coordinator of continuing education for all nurses in the health clinics and hospitals supported by Zanmi Lasante, Partners In Health’s sister organization, in the Central Plateau and lower Artibonite regions of Haiti. She has worked with ZL since 2000, contributing to the growth of services across central Haiti. Read More ▸

Haiti: Training a New Generation of Family Physicians

When it launched in 2011, the St. Marc family medicine residency was PIH’s first formal training program for medical specialists in Haiti, made possible through a partnership with sister organization Zanmi Lasante, Haiti’s national medical school, and the Ministry of Health. The first six residents finished their three-year program in December; and five are now working part- or full-time as attending physicians or mentors for residents within the PIH/ZL network. Another 16 family medicine residents are now training at St. Marc's Hôpital St. Nicolas. 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 ▸

Haiti’s University Hospital Celebrates Second Anniversary

Now celebrating its two-year anniversary, University Hospital in Mirebalais is a boon for the region and the country following the January 12, 2010 earthquake. Read More ▸

World Cancer Day: Oncology Services in Haiti

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