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.
PIH Lesotho’s Maternal Mortality Reduction Program trains specialized village health workers, known as Maternal Mortality Reduction Program Assistants (MMRPAs) to accompany pregnant women, ensuring that women attend all prenatal health facility visits, plan for safe delivery at a health facility, and receive postnatal care.
PIH trains its community health workers in Rwanda to help women with HIV learn to stay healthy and prevent passing HIV to their babies during pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum (preventing mother-to-child transmission or PMTCT). Rwanda Ministry of Health protocols are followed.
PIH trains its community health workers in Rwanda to discuss with women and men the benefits of family planning, the social and cultural obstacles surrounding family planning and how to address them, and specific birth control methods, their benefits, limitations, and side effects.
PIH trains its trainers to provide participatory training based on the principles of adult education. This training of trainers (TOT) gives trainers practice with various participatory facilitation methods and prepares trainers to plan and implement trainings effectively.
PIH trains its community health workers in Rwanda to help women learn to stay healthy during pregnancy, make sure they attend prenatal visits and do Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT), help them plan to give birth at the hospital, and visit them after the birth to make sure the mother and new baby are healthy.
By Editors: Gene Bukhman and Alice Kidder
Produced by Partners In Health; Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Program in Global Non-Communicable Disease and Social Change.
This guide is intended to be a resource for health care providers who use clinician-performed, point of care ultrasound while working in resource poor settings. This book is a concise review of bedside, clinician-performed ultrasound, with focus on specific diagnostic questions and disease processes common in the developing world.
Since the 2010 cholera outbreak and subsequent epidemic in Haiti, PIH has trained its community health workers to recognize the signs and symptoms of cholera, treat it with oral rehydration solution, refer cases to the health center immediately, and teach community members how to avoid contracting cholera through proper hand washing, water treatment, and household sanitation.
This report presents the findings of a study on the right to food in Haiti jointly undertaken by four organizations, based on a survey undertaken in the town of Hinche and additional desk research and interviews.