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.
Community Health Workers
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.
Follow along with a dynamic clinical team from PIH Sierra Leone as they travel hours to a rural community to talk about the physical and mental health care available in Kono District.
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.
Health worker Silvester Dambe is fighting malnutrition in the most mountainous, isolated part of Neno District, where he has a special connection to one family in particular.
A simple measurement of the mid-upper arm circumference (MUAC) is one tool PIH staff use to diagnose malnutrition.
Because of community health representatives on the Navajo Nation, patients remain connected to their clinicians and local health centers, allowing them to live better, healthier lives.
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.
Five newly trained community health workers comment on why they feel fulfilled by connecting their neighbors, friends, and family to mental health care through clinics in rural Chiapas, Mexico.