Five years ago this fall, Partners In Health began fighting the deadliest Ebola epidemic in West Africa. Despite never having battled the disease, clinicians found innovative ways to provide better, more efficient care to patients.
The new emergency ward at Koidu Government Hospital in Sierra Leone is the only one of its kind outside the capital of Freetown, and provides lifesaving work daily.
Dr. Sheila Davis, who became CEO on July 1, shares how she moved from being a rural Mainer interested in nursing, to a PIH-er working at the highest levels of global health.
Traditional birth attendants are trusted by pregnant patients and have been welcomed alongside professional midwives at Wellbody Clinic in Sierra Leone.
Well before his second birthday, Ernesto Roblero’s parents began seeing signs that their infant son was struggling with significant difficulties. But they didn’t know the cause.
Dr. Sheila Davis, currently the chief of clinical operations and chief nursing officer, was named CEO of Partners In Health, succeeding Dr. Gary Gottlieb.
Olga Veronica Roblero had given birth to her first three children at home. She expected to do the same with her fourth pregnancy, until one prenatal visit rose red flags at a PIH-supported clinic in rural Mexico.
A vital program in eastern Rwanda is designed to meet two rapidly growing needs: better outreach and education for new parents, and better support and care for infants with complicated childbirths.
PIH graduated its inaugural class of Nightingale Fellows, nurse leaders who received support and training in executive leadership and will use what they've learned to improve patient care.
Karim Llaro finished nursing school and immediately began working for PIH in Peru, where she provided care to patients living with MDR-TB in the slums of Lima. She shares her thoughts about those early days working in global health.