Frequently Asked Questions
Contact Partners in Health
We are headquartered in Boston, MA. PIH works in poor communities in Haiti, Peru, Mexico, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Navajo Nation, and Russia.
Partners In Health
800 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
Call us 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST Mon-Fri
Phone: +1 857.880.5100
Fax: +1 857.880.5114
Who serves on your Board of Directors?
Partners In Health is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts. The programmatic work of PIH is guided by our Board of Trustees and developed and managed by the Officers and leaders in our management team. Visit our Governance page for our most recent financials, Annual Report, and a current list of members of our Board of Trustees.
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Please contact our Communications Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 (617) 998-8945
What is PIH’s relationship with Harvard University?
PIH benefits greatly from our affiliation with faculty and colleagues from Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. This collaboration among a nonprofit organization, a medical school, a school of public health, and a teaching hospital is a new and fruitful model for leveraging the resources of the world’s leading academic institutions to inspire, enlist, and train others to address the pressing health inequalities of our times.
This collaborative model allows PIH to translate its lived experience serving the destitute sick into clinical and operational research, education, and training paradigms, and programs and policies that reduce health disparities and improve treatment outcomes.
Who are PIH's employees?
PIH employs more than 14,000 people worldwide. More than 98 percent are members of the communities in which we work—and the majority of those are community health workers. PIH’s staff is comprised of health care personnel, accountants, cooks, laboratory technicians, drivers, computer programmers, engineers, administrators, researchers, medical equipment specialists, teachers, agronomists, and others to provide quality medical care in the impoverished settings where we work.
How has the publication and success of Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains affected PIH?
We have been utterly stunned by the positive response, worldwide, to Mountains Beyond Mountains. We are enormously grateful that the book has helped bring new attention and resources to bear on global health issues. We are especially gratified that so many students, in particular, have been galvanized to pursue social justice issues in their home communities as well as nationally and internationally, as a result of reading Mountains Beyond Mountains.
How did PIH start?
Partners In Health was formally founded in 1987 by Paul Farmer, Thomas J. White, and Todd McCormack, joined soon thereafter by Ophelia Dahl and Jim Yong Kim. The history of Partners In Health is recounted in Pulitzer Prizewinner Tracy Kidder’s bestselling book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World (Random House, 2003).