Thomas J. White
Since its beginning, Tom White enabled Partners In Health to do “whatever it takes” to improve the lives and health of patients in vulnerable communities around the world, whether financing the construction of a small clinic in Cange, purchasing a microscope, or paying $30,000 per patient for PIH’s first multidrug-resistant tuberculosis program. The owner and president of construction company J.F. White Contracting Co., he helped found PIH with his first $1 million donation and then systematically gave away his wealth—tens of millions of dollars—by selling his company, his assets, and his house to continue supporting PIH projects aimed at alleviating human suffering and poverty. He died peacefully in Boston Jan. 7, 2011.
Cholera Outbreak Spreads Through Southern Malawi
The current outbreak, according to health leaders, is clearly the aftermath of Tropical Storm Ana and Cyclone Gombe that, earlier this year, caused torrential rain and flooding, leaving many people “no access to safe drinking water and sanitation facilities and thus, at risk of widespread disease outbreaks including cholera,” the WHO reports.
Mothers and Babies Receive Long-Term Support Through J-9 Program in Haiti
Since 2018, the program has supported mothers and babies through four key services: group prenatal and pediatric appointments, psychosocial support and counseling, community-based care, and hospital-based services.