In Kono, Sierra Leone, a low-stocked, unreliably cold refrigerator used to serve as the Koidu Government Hospital blood bank. Thanks to investments from PIH, the blood bank is now a thriving department, transforming care for pregnant women and patients throughout the hospital.
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.
As Liberians celebrate Mother’s Day throughout May, on different dates according to different religious leaders and churches, one new mother in particular is thankful for her first child and newfound joy.
Inspiring women on PIH teams around the world mark the annual event by sharing thoughts about their work, values, and equality for all.
19 snapshots of how PIH brings justice to health care around the world
The shared mission that unites PIH teams around the world is evident in the stories that most caught readers' attention this year. From an Ebola survivor who’s thriving in Sierra Leone to quadruplets born at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, 2019 was a remarkable year across PIH.
Habibatu Alu has been a midwife at Pleebo Health Center in southeastern Liberia since 2011. This photo essay follows her through a typical day.
Nurses have helped Cecile Johnson care for her newborn daughter, Sheba, teaching direct, skin-to-skin contact and other vital practices for babies born prematurely and at low weights.
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.