Our Mission at PIH®
What Drives Us
We are a social justice organization that responds to the moral imperative to provide high-quality health care globally to those who need it most. We strive to ease suffering by providing a comprehensive model of care that includes access to food, transportation, housing, and other key components of healing. We bring the benefits of modern medicine to those who have suffered from the overt and subtle injustices of the world, in the past and in the present. We refuse to accept that any life is worth less than another.
Our Core Beliefs
- All human lives have the same value, and every human being has the inalienable right to be healthy to fulfill their potential.
- The right to health is not the only right held by our patients. Other fundamental human rights are interrelated and just as inalienable.
- All people need to stand in solidarity with those who find themselves at the margins of modern society.
- The playing field needs to be leveled for those individuals who are born at a disadvantage (equity vs equality).
- Injustice is not accidental but a direct result of structural violence and oppression. We can fight injustice by changing those dynamics.
- It is our moral call to action to expose social injustice and to work toward correcting those systemic forces that create inequalities, no matter how impossible or challenging this task might look.