When Dr. Ursin Bayisenge realized little was known about a tropical disease afflicting Rwanda farmers, and 4 million people worldwide, he set out to learn more.
The first medical class at University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda is two-thirds female. These three students defied the odds to be among those breaking down barriers in their home country.
Erneste Simpunga retells his story of being diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease at 16 and how he was able to travel to Boston for lifesaving surgery, with the support of PIH and Team Heart in Rwanda.
The new emergency ward at Koidu Government Hospital in Sierra Leone is the only one of its kind outside the capital of Freetown, and provides lifesaving work daily.
UGHE prioritized gender equity in admissions, aligning with its larger mission supporting equitable health care. Many students said experiences with poor health care inspired their applications.
For four children and young adults, PIH support in Koidu has meant not only better health, but also the ability to return to school and focus on bright futures.
Haiti’s growing network of emergency doctors has its roots in an innovative program that pioneered emergency medical training in the Caribbean nation.
In a conversation that ranged from Congo and Rwanda to Palo Alto, Harvard and Haiti, PIH's co-founder and chief strategist found a common thread.
As UGHE hosts graduation this weekend, four master's students share thoughts on their capstone projects, university life, and involvement in the Butaro community.
Effective treatment of hepatitis C with antiviral medicine at a Rwanda hospital could create a model for broader treatment plans in sub-Saharan Africa.