The Rise of a Lifesaving Blood Bank in Sierra Leone

Posted on Jun 11, 2020

In Kono, Sierra Leone, a low-stocked, unreliably cold refrigerator used to serve as the Koidu Government Hospital blood bank. Thanks to investments from PIH, the blood bank is now a thriving department, transforming care for pregnant women and patients throughout the hospital.

Need to Know: OpenBoxes and Supply Chain

Posted on Jun 11, 2020

In this Need to Know, learn about OpenBoxes, an open source software system PIH's Medical Informatics team developed to manage and track the movement, consumption, and storage of supplies.

Celebrating New Possibilities at Sierra Leone’s Only Psychiatric Hospital

Posted on Jun 5, 2020

At a celebration of completed renovations of Sierra Leone Psychiatric Teaching Hospital, PIH-Sierra Leone's executive director gave a speech remarking on the hospital's transformation--and, in the context of protests over police brutality and systemic racism in the U.S, on the two countries' shared "history of injustice."

Need to Know: WASH

Posted on Apr 21, 2020

WASH--water, sanitation, and hygiene--is a key part of promoting good health and preventing the spread of infection, especially during a global pandemic like COVID-19.