When Dr. Ursin Bayisenge realized little was known about a tropical disease afflicting Rwanda farmers, and 4 million people worldwide, he set out to learn more.
In recognition of World Cancer Day on Feb. 4, Dr. Cyprien Shyirambere talked about what's new at Butaro District Hospital's Cancer Center of Excellence, and how global action is needed to truly achieve universal coverage.
In a Q and A for World Cancer Day, Feb. 4, Prof. Abebe Bekele describes how the University of Global Health Equity in northern Rwanda provides cancer education that includes prevention measures and social determinants, as well as diagnosis and treatment.
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.
The study used data from Rwanda health centers and found that improved HIV treatment for pregnant women “contributed to an immediate decrease in the rate of HIV transmission from mother to child.”
Parents of children with malnutrition are growing additional food and income for their families through innovative PIH support that treats more than physical health.
Oldine Deshommes, a social worker at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, talks about the barriers breast cancer patients face in accessing care, their concerns, and what she has learned from them over time.
Erneste Simpunga retells his story of being diagnosed with rheumatic heart disease at 16 and how he was able to travel to Boston for lifesaving surgery, with the support of PIH and Team Heart in Rwanda.
A new, PIH-led study urges global health policymakers and funders to take a long view when assessing projects, because initial data can mislead as improvements face growing pains.