By Ashwin Dharmadhikari, Jonathan Smith, Edward Nardell, Gavin Churchyard, and Salmaan Keshavjee
Republished with permission from the International Journal of Health Services.
By Giuseppe Raviola, MD, MPH; Jennifer Severe, MD; Tatiana Therosme, BA; Cate Oswald, MPH; Gary Belkin, MD, PhD, MPH; Father Eddy Eustache, MA
PIH Mental Health Director Giuseppe Raviola and colleagues explore the response to the 2010 Haiti earthquake from the perspective of mental health.
Working with Ministries of Health enables organizations to contribute to the government’s priorities and strengthen the health system. By engaging with ministry officials at all levels, and sharing plans and resources, organizations can better support the communities they serve.
Community-Based Accompaniment and Psychosocial Health Outcomes in HIV-Infected Adults in Rwanda: A Prospective Study
By Dana R. Thomson, Michael L. Rich, Felix Kaigamba, Adrienne R. Socci, Massudi Hakizamungu, Emmanuel Bagiruwigize, Agnes Binagwaho, Molly F. Franke
PIH clinicians are trained in the main aspects of comprehensive HIV/STIs and tuberculosis treatment and management, including diagnosis and treatment using clinical algorithms, adherence support, patient education, prevention, partner notification strategies, and prevention of HIV transmission from mother to child (PMTCT).
A framework for collecting high-quality data to drive action and quality of care. Data dashboards that visualize key trends and training in communicating messages about data allow organizations to better understand how to improve their programs and services.
By Paul E Farmer, Cameron T Nutt, Claire M Wagner, Claude Sekabaraga, Tej Nuthulaganti, Jonathan L Weigel, Didi Bertrand Farmer, Antoinette Habinshuti, Soline Dusabeyesu Mugeni, Jean-Claude Karasi, Peter C Drobac
Rwanda’s approach to delivering healthcare in a setting of post-conflict poverty offers lessons for other poor countries, say Paul Farmer and colleagues
PIH trains specialized community health workers, known as Accompagnateurs, to accompany people with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) by providing Directly Observed Therapy (DOT) and support for people taking ARVs or TB medications, education, and psychological and social support. Accompagnateurs serve as a vital link between the people they serve and the health center.