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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 Bernal 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 ▸

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 ▸

Celebrating International Nurses Week 2015

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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 ▸

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 ▸

Dr. Paul Farmer: Who Lives and Who Dies

Dr. Paul Farmer writes on the inequities of healthcare funding in "Who Lives and Who Dies," published February 5, 2015, in the London Review of Books. Read More ▸

Working in Global Health: Medie Jesena

Medie Jesena, a nurse educator working with our Rwandan sister organization, shares advice for working in global health. 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. 

Nurses Learn Critical Care Skills in New Training Program

The first of its kind in Haiti, a yearlong certification program will help enable University Hospital to open its intensive care unit. Read More ▸

Why I Nurse: Gedeon Ngoga

I always wanted to become a nurse. As a child, I didn’t know the difference between nurses and doctors—all I knew is that the people in white coats had the power to help sick patients become healthy, and that is what I too wanted to do. Read More ▸

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