Dr. Joia Mukherjee: Med Students Should Become Healers Choosing ‘Hope and Action’
Dr. Joia Mukherjee to med school graduates: “Hope is as important now than it ever has been. ... It powers a willingness to wade into messy waters of sickness and suffering, to analyze the milieu of social injustice, and to address the root causes of disparate suffering."
Helping Patients With PTSD Heal
In Rwanda, one in five people live with a mental health condition
Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Community Health Workers Essential to Care in Mexico
Community health workers provide culturally relevant care in rural Chiapas
Local Partners Key to Holistic TB Care in Kazakhstan
Social workers in Kazakhstan connect tuberculosis patients and their families with community organizations that provide food, daily essentials, and mental health support so that patients can fully recover.
Research: Investment in Nurses and Midwives Improves Health Care Outcomes in Rural Liberia
Nurses and midwives are vital to health care systems. This is especially true in regions with health workforce shortages, such as southeast Liberia. On a daily basis, nurses and midwives help meet patients’ everyday needs and fill in during emergency situations. Simultaneously, they train nursing students.
Solar Panels Power Clinics in Peru
Renewable energy ensures reliable power for lifesaving care in remote regions
Research: Decreased Use of Maternal Health Services During Start of Pandemic
Each country responded with somewhat different results, but—taken together—they provide concrete evidence that the current pandemic had a deep impact on maternal health services where PIH works globally.
Woman Living With Schizophrenia Thrives With Care, Social Support
In Peru, care continues for patients with chronic mental health conditions
Improving Cervical Cancer Treatment in Haiti
Belennda Joseph had few choices for treatment of her cervical cancer in Haiti and feared she would need to travel to the Dominican Republic. Then she met doctors at Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, who offered free care--and relief--through an innovative new treatment regimen.
Dr. Paul Farmer Honored with WHO Director-General's Global Health Leaders Award
Dr. Paul Farmer was awarded posthumously the WHO Director-General's Global Health Leaders Award in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 22, 2022.