Why Equitable Global COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Is Essential
More than three months ago, COVID-19 vaccines began to roll out and a 91-year-old woman in the United Kingdom became the first person—outside of a clinical trial—to receive a vaccine. Six days later, a nurse in New York City became the first person in the United States to get vaccinated. Since then, more than 400 million doses have been administered around the globe.
Envisioning a 21st Century Public Health Department in Pima County
Monoclonal antibody treatment is just one of many steps the southern Arizona county is taking toward improving access to care and accompaniment during COVID-19—and beyond
Care, In A Backpack: Fighting TB in Peru
Partners In Health has been fighting tuberculosis in Peru for decades. Its latest intervention is Mochila TB, a tool that takes testing to patients wherever they may be—from prisons to shelters to rural hillside communities.
PIH Stands in Solidarity with Asian American and Pacific Islander Community
We remain hopeful that, through collective advocacy and action in support of and alongside the Asian American and Pacific Islander community, we can build a stronger, more just, and equitable society.
COVID Pandemic Devastating to Global TB Care, But Could Bring Positive Change
COVID-19 has severely disrupted care and services for people with tuberculosis, costing hundreds of thousands of lives—but safety protocols, infrastructure, and testing capacity implemented for the pandemic could have long-term benefits for TB patients around the world, a PIH physician says.
Botšabelo Hospital Leading Lesotho’s Care and Support for TB and COVID-19
On World TB Day, PIH Lesotho held community TB screenings in rugged Buta-Buthe District and launched intensive TB screening programs in factories and prisons in Maseru, Lesotho’s capital.
Patients Cured Through New TB Drugs, Social Support in Kazakhstan
While pregnant with her second child, Maral Shorayeva began experiencing symptoms that felt like a cold or flu, but when she went to give birth to her daughter, doctors recognized that something was wrong. They suspected she had tuberculosis. Shorayeva, who was 25 at the time, says a nurse took her newborn away immediately, without giving her a chance to hold her daughter. She had already gone through more than a year of TB treatment while pregnant with her first child, her son Bagdad, who was born in 2016.
Healed Again, Whole Again: Curing TB in Sierra Leone
PIH and the National TB Program have built up Lakka as a tuberculosis hospital that cures 75 percent of its MDR-TB patients—a rate significantly higher than the global average of 57 percent, and one that includes patient Saffiatu Sesay.
‘I Didn’t Want To Die’: Patient Recalls Diagnosis, Recovery From Tuberculosis
Tuberculosis is the world’s most deadly infectious disease, killing 1.4 million people in 2019 alone. In Mexico, Compañeros En Salud, as Partners In Health is known locally, provides medical care and social support for TB patients, offering them a path to recovery and wellness.
Climate Change Advocacy is Global Health Advocacy
Earth Day is a moment to reflect on how climate change and global health are intertwined, in that those most affected by natural disasters and disease are often marginalized communities.