Our 2019 in Photos
19 snapshots of how PIH brings justice to health care around the world
Posted on Dec 24, 2019
Above: Nurse Nataly Cueva screens a student’s health at an elementary school in Carabayllo, Peru.
The team in Liberia parades through the streets of Harper in celebration of the fifth anniversary of PIH’s work in the country. In five years, we’ve transitioned from helping end the Ebola epidemic to strengthening Liberia’s overall health system, in partnership with the Ministry of Health.
Makatiso Seeiso holds the youngest of her six children, 2-year-old Banele, at PIH-supported Nkau Health Center in Mohale’s Hoek District, Lesotho. Banele receives care at the health center, where Seeiso has been bringing him since he was born.
Sophie Prowd was the first patient in PIH Liberia’s mental health program. After 15 years living on the street, Sophie began medication to treat her schizophrenia and is now thriving. She is pictured here in the window of her adoptive family’s restaurant, which she helps manage.
Dusk settles over Chiapas, Mexico.
Loune Viaud, executive director of Zanmi Lasante, as PIH is known in Haiti, briefed the United Nations Security Council on the challenges facing women and girls in Haiti. Her remarks on women’s unequal access to care, sexual and gender-based violence, and women’s political participation drew on PIH’s decades of work providing essential women’s health care.
Olivier Habimanaand (right) and Esperance Benemariya, oncology nurse educators at PIH-supported Butaro District Hospital in Rwanda, meet with Keza Solange, who is being treated for leukemia, and her mother in the pediatric ward.
William Owen, a driver and mechanic for PIH in Malawi, checks on the health of one of his team’s SUVs. Given the extreme remoteness of where PIH delivers health care, vehicles and their drivers prove essential to our work in Neno, Malawi — and all around the world.
A newborn rests and receives care at PIH-supported University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, where there are pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.
Cylian Kargbo pays a visit to PIH-supported Lakka Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, the country’s only facility offering treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). Cylian received MDR-TB treatment at Lakka, made available through PIH and the Sierra Leonean government’s partnership, and survived the deadly disease. She is now a healthy 13-year-old, who dreams of being a lawyer.
At the United Nations General Assembly, PIH protested for “care not coverage.” In the face of proposals for a dollars-driven vision of universal health coverage, we led a demonstration to advocate for truly transformational universal health care that meets the health needs of all people, no matter where they live, what they make, or how complex the care they require.
A mural in Carabayllo, Peru, spreads the word of PIH’s work to end the country’s epidemic of tuberculosis and multidrug-resistant tuberculosis: “Health is the future for all. Stop tuberculosis.”
Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer mentors clinicians and medical students on a visit to PIH-supported Koidu Government Hospital in Kono, Sierra Leone.
Rorisang Lerotholi, nurse-in-charge at PIH-supported Nkau Health Center in Mohale’s Hoek District, Lesotho, makes a home visit to 19-year-old Moselantja Ntaote and her 3-month-old son, Atlehang.
Drs. Jesica Anahí Ramírez Guzmán and Luis Javier Pola Sería celebrate after helping perform a C-section to deliver twin girls at the hospital in Jaltenango, in the southern state of Chiapas, Mexico. Thanks to PIH’s support, the hospital’s surgical capacity grew dramatically this year.
The class of 2019 at PIH-supported University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda celebrates earning a Master of Science in Global Health Delivery.
Nurse Esther Mahotiere makes a home visit to 2-year-old Senia Nard, a malnutrition patient in Mirebalais, Haiti.
Laboratory technicians and leaders from PIH-supported labs around the world gather for the third-annual global lab workshop at PIH’s Boston office.
At PIH-supported Lisungwi Community Hospital in Neno, Malawi, Clinical Officer Medson Boti sits with 7-year-old Kevini Jamu, who receives free, specialized care and medicines for sickle cell disease.