Access to clean water and sanitation can play a major role in ensuring children remain healthy enough to remain in school and lead productive lives, escaping the grip of extreme poverty.
Food, Water, Housing
Zanmi Beni was founded as a home for 38 abandoned or orphaned children following the January 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and today is home to 65 children who have found family in each other.
Loune Viaud, executive director of Zanmi Lasante--as Partners In Health is known in Haiti, reflects on Jan. 12, 2010, and how she has lead her team to respond in the weeks, months, and years that followed Haiti's devastating earthquake.
19 snapshots of how PIH brings justice to health care around the world
The shared mission that unites PIH teams around the world is evident in the stories that most caught readers' attention this year. From an Ebola survivor who’s thriving in Sierra Leone to quadruplets born at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, 2019 was a remarkable year across PIH.
Join the infectious disease expert and PIH co-founder in Sierra Leone as he mentors clinicians through their most difficult cases.
Parents of children with malnutrition are growing additional food and income for their families through innovative PIH support that treats more than physical health.
In Sierra Leone, where extreme poverty means nearly half of families don’t have enough food, children are particularly vulnerable to malnutrition. PIH began reaching more kids in need by establishing an innovative program to prevent severe malnutrition.
PIH has partnered with 31 convenience stores and trading posts on Navajo Nation to help them provide healthier options, like fresh fruit and vegetables, in the middle of a food desert.
A simple measurement of the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) is one tool PIH staff use to diagnose malnutrition.