The Rise of a Lifesaving Blood Bank in Sierra Leone

Posted on Jun 11, 2020

In Kono, Sierra Leone, a low-stocked, unreliably cold refrigerator used to serve as the Koidu Government Hospital blood bank. Thanks to investments from PIH, the blood bank is now a thriving department, transforming care for pregnant women and patients throughout the hospital.

PIH to Support COVID-19 Response Across U.S.

Posted on May 13, 2020

PIH launched a new initiative, the U.S. Public Health Accompaniment Unit, to provide open access to learning resources and technical advice for states and municipalities struggling to conduct contact tracing for COVID-19.

Need to Know: WASH

Posted on Apr 21, 2020

WASH--water, sanitation, and hygiene--is a key part of promoting good health and preventing the spread of infection, especially during a global pandemic like COVID-19.

Facing COVID-19, Preparedness is Key in Sierra Leone

Posted on Apr 17, 2020

Sierra Leone is still in the earlier stages of the global COVID-19 pandemic, though case numbers continue to rise. PIH and the government's goal has shifted from preventing the virus’ introduction to preventing a serious outbreak, while providing care for all patients, coronavirus or otherwise.

Harvard Professor Issues FAQ on Coronavirus

Posted on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Megan Murray, PIH's director of research and an epidemiologist and infectious disease expert, provides answers to frequently asked questions about the novel coronavirus.