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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 ▸

Mexico’s President Honors Chiapas Nurse

Mónica Córdoba received the Lucida Salcido national nursing prize in April for her years of service in the remote, rural community of Capitán in Chiapas. Nadia Sanchez, a social service doctor working with Compaňeros En Salud, Partners In Health's sister organization in Mexico, nominated her for the prize and says she has learned many lessons from the seasoned nurse since arriving in the community last August. 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 ▸

Training in Rwanda Focuses on Newborn Care

Doctors and nurses from across Rwanda gathered at Rwinkwavu District Hospital this spring, aiming to walk away with an understanding of the country’s new neonatal care package. Read More ▸

Celebrating a Safe Birth in Lesotho

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Conjoined Twin Sisters Successfully Separated in Haiti

On Friday, May 22, history was made at University Hospital (HUM) in Mirebalais, Haiti. Just two days before they turned six months, Marian and Michelle Bernard were successfully separated following a seven-hour-long procedure that required the collaboration of HUM staff with a team of national and international surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, and other specialists. They are now reunited with their healthy triplet sister, Tamar. Read More ▸

New Maternity Ward Ensures Safe Delivery

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Conjoined Twins Separated in Haiti

Twin sisters are stable and recovering at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti. Read More ▸

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 ▸

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