As health services coordinator, the 2019 alum is providing mental and physical checkups for the nearly 100 staff, students, and faculty living on the university’s campus in northern Rwanda.
Mental Health & Psychosocial Support
PIH formally established mental health care programs in Kono, Sierra Leone, last year. Alongside the longtime need for mental health services here, personal experience drives the work of each PIH mental health care provider. Meet some of the team, and learn about the inspiration behind their efforts to make mental health care a human right.
PIH's cross-site mental health team provides a list of suggestions for how to maintain good mental and emotional health during social distancing practices as a result of response to COVID-19.
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
Follow along with a dynamic clinical team from PIH Sierra Leone as they travel hours to a rural community to talk about the physical and mental health care available in Kono District.
Dr. Sheila Davis, who ran PIH's Ebola response in West Africa five years ago, reflects on the progress made helping to rebuild health systems in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Five newly trained community health workers comment on why they feel fulfilled by connecting their neighbors, friends, and family to mental health care through clinics in rural Chiapas, Mexico.
An innovative homeless outreach program in Liberia helps people connect with mental health care by building trust through the provision of basic needs.
Oldine Deshommes, a social worker at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, talks about the barriers breast cancer patients face in accessing care, their concerns, and what she has learned from them over time.