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Partners In Health is launching a new initiative in Rwanda—the University of Global Health Equity.
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.
Interested in forging a career in global health? We asked Shin Daimyo, PIH's clinical program officer and program manager for mental health, to share his journey.
Haiti is still grappling with a pernicious cholera epidemic nearly five years after the disease's first appearance in the country. Beyond Port-au-Prince and its suburbs, the Artibonite and Centre regions—the hub of operations for Zanmi Lasante, Partners In Health’s sister organization in Haiti—have been among the hardest hit, especially the communities of St. Marc, Mirebalais, Hinche, and Lascahobas. So far, PIH/ZL staff are seeing two or three times as many patients in 2015 as they did over the same period last year.
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.
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.
In March 2015, Partners In Health Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer delivered the 2015 Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice at Yale Law School. Gruber Distinguished Lectures are public addresses featuring path breakers in the fields of global justice and women’s rights.
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.
In this series, we ask a seasoned colleague to share professional experiences with those interested in forging a career in global health. For this edition, we asked Nataliya Zemlyanaya, the program manager of our office in Tomsk, Russia.