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.
Food, Water, Housing
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.
PIH CEO Dr. Sheila Davis spoke recently with leaders at Zanmi Lasante, as PIH is known in Haiti, and provides the latest information about the past six weeks of unrest across the country.
Thanks to investments from the Sierra Leonean government and PIH in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis treatment, 13-year-old Cylian Kargbo survived the disease. She's become an advocate for TB patients locally.
An innovative homeless outreach program in Liberia helps people connect with mental health care by building trust through the provision of basic needs.
PIH leaders discuss the importance of including the "missing billion," or people with disabilities, in conversations about universal health coverage at the U.N. General Assembly this week.
With better fertilizer and years of hard work, Dalitso Mkango, an HIV patient in Malawi since 2007, has created a thriving business to support herself and her three children.
When Françoise Umutesi looks at her 1-year-old grandson, Blessing, she has the smile of someone who once thought she’d never have the chance to meet him.
Lost homes, destroyed property, and uncertain futures are part of the personal stories emerging from Neno District, where people continue to recover from disastrous flooding in March.