Local Health Systems Key to Responding to Global COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond
Partners In Health leaders provide insights and expertise on the importance of local health systems in the global COVID-19 response, informed by PIH's work in Mexico, Lesotho and the U.S.
Coming Close: Confronting Stigma Through Two Caregivers’ Diseases
PIH Program Officer Sherry Bangura knows better than most what the convergence of Ebola and the current pandemic looks and feels like—not only is he helping lead the COVID-19 response, but he is also an Ebola survivor.
PIH Kazakhstan Doctors Recover From COVID-19, Treat Family Members
PIH Kazakhstan Country Director Dr. Yerkebulan Algozhin is among staff who have recovered from COVID-19 this year, and said facing a pandemic while continuing tuberculosis care has brought his team closer together - as they now prepare for a second wave of the novel virus.
Q&A: Reimagining What’s Possible For Maternal Health Care in Sierra Leone
PIH has focused on improving maternal health care in Sierra Leone since 2014, where it originally began working in response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Bestselling author John Green recently sat down for a virtual conversation with PIH leaders to reflect on the past, present, and future of PIH’s maternal health work in Sierra Leone.
PIHers' Picks: What We Read, Watched, and Listened to in 2020
For the sixth year, PIH staff from around the world shared their favorite works they watched, read, or listened to in the past 12 months. In light of the many challenges 2020 has presented, we asked staff to specifically highlight books, podcasts, or movies that provide hope and inspiration. We hope that you, too, will see the light in the recommendations below. Although this holiday season may feel much different than previous years, one thing remains constant: PIH's commitment to strengthening health systems around the globe.
PIH's New Podcast, Unchain, Now Available To Stream
Partners In Health's new podcast, Unchain, explores the history of mental health in Sierra Leone through the story of its only psychiatric hospital—once an impoverished facility that, due to lack of resources, used chains on patients. The hospital has since been renovated by PIH and the Sierra Leonan Ministry of Health and now provides dignified, high-quality mental health care.
Ekip Solid: A Conversation with Dr. Patrick Ulysse
Patrick Ulysse reflects on his 14-year career with PIH, including his emergency response work in Haiti and Liberia, calls for global health equity, COVID-19, and much more in PIH's ongoing series with global leaders.
Need To Know: Decision To Incision
When a woman in labor arrives in a maternity ward with signs of obstetric distress, health care workers face a crucial choice: whether to pursue an emergency c-section. Because as soon as they decide a c-section is needed, it’s a race against the clock. If health care workers aren’t able to begin the operation soon enough, the life of the mother and her baby could be at risk.
Tour the Future Maternal Center of Excellence in Sierra Leone
In April 2021, Partners In Health, the Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and architectural partner Build Health International plan to break ground on a new, world-class center dedicated to maternal and child health.
Q&A: Dr. Paul Farmer on His New Book: Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds
Partners In Health Co-Founder and Chief Strategist Dr. Paul Farmer reflects on his latest book, Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds, which details the Ebola outbreak's origins and aftermath; the stories of patients, clinicians, and caregivers; and the historical chapters underpinning it all.