Partners In Health
yesterday at 17:00. Facebook
“If our patients survive Ebola and end up debilitated from uveitis, then it’s pointless to say ‘We’ve won.'"

Inside the fight to treat a complication that threatened the sight of hundreds of Ebola survivors: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Blindness

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02/21/2017 at 22:30. Facebook
“If PIH is dedicated to helping somebody, it’s not going to stop. We will pull out all the stops.” In the case of 7-year-old Melva Fernandez, that meant a trip from her home in rural Peru to Bethesda, Maryland, in search of treatment for a rare immunological disorder: [ Bit.ly Link ]
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02/20/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Happy #WorldDayofSocialJustice! These resources can help you make a difference, starting today: [ Bit.ly Link ]

The Best Books, Podcasts, and Websites for Community Organizing

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02/19/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
“I felt like crying from happiness because I had another opportunity to live.” -- Rebeca Velasco, who, along with younger sister Leydi, was treated for a life-threatening heart condition. Their story: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Partners In Health
02/18/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
This week, we delivered 13,202 of your signatures to President Donald Trump alongside a letter urging him to revoke the travel ban, which stands in opposition to our core values of inclusiveness and opportunity. Thank you to all who signed on and joined us in this fight.

Read the full text of the letter here: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Partners In Health
02/17/2017 at 15:00. Facebook
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Dr. Regan Marsh and Dr. Patrick Ulysse make a home visit to 21-year-old diabetes patient, Fadacia Mirriam, in Pleebo, Liberia.
Partners In Health
02/16/2017 at 22:00. Facebook
Take a look back at the posts you liked most over the past year, from Dr. Paul Farmer's appearance on Reddit, to the story of healthy triplets born in Liberia: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Our Top Posts of 2016

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Two years ago, Tyty Malwira was desperate to find care for her 11-year-old son, Kachonga Dieu Merci, who was battling stage three Hodgkin’s lymphoma. She brought him to PIH's Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence, traveling from Congo to Rwanda to access the best possible treatment. Today, Kachonga is in remission and hopes to someday become a doctor. #InternationalChildhoodCancerDay

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This Valentine's Day, you can give a gift that saves lives and spreads hope around the world. Give in honor of your loved one, and we'll let them know about your donation on their behalf: [ Bit.ly Link ]
“Small ideas lead to great improvements." How we're building sustainable, country-driven, and evidence-based solutions in rural Liberia: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Join us in opposing the travel ban, which limits opportunity, inclusion, and our nation's ability to engage with the world.

Sign here and we'll deliver your signatures to the White House: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Emmanuel Kamanzi has traveled from Rwanda to Boston and back through the course of his career with PIH. His advice for those looking to pursue global health? "Get your feet down on the ground and start by understanding the suffering that people living in poverty have, and build from there. You’ll learn how you can make an impact in the world."

His story: [ Bit.ly Link ]
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: In Carabayllo, a district on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, a group of expectant mothers attend a series of classes put on by the maternal and child health team. The goal is to ensure the women experience a safe pregnancy, birth, and post-partum with their newborns.
We've signed on to an open letter to President Donald J. Trump opposing the travel ban Executive Order. Join us and nearly 180 other social entrepreneurship organizations by adding your name: [ Bit.ly Link ]

"Diversity is the lifeblood of social, economic, and political progress, and policies that impede this value weaken our ability to innovate and implement social change. We fear that this...
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Urge President Trump: Revoke the Executive Order

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Charlot Fils, 26, was admitted to University Hospital in Mirebalais late last year, after his family reported that he was behaving strangely. Shortly after being admitted, he lapsed into a catatonic state, unable to respond to commands or function properly.

In a visit to the hospital, PIH Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer consulted on Fils' case. Farmer suspected Fils was suffering from...
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In Haiti, 1 in 5 children are malnourished. Our Nourimanba production plant is a sustainable solution to help address that problem, producing nutrient-rich peanut paste to feed children while adding to farmers' income by using locally grown peanuts: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Join us tonight for an update from PIH leaders who helped lead our response to Hurricane Matthew in southern Haiti. Reserve your spot: [ Bit.ly Link ]

Chief Nursing Officer Sheila Davis, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joia Mukherjee, and Director of Infrastructure, Biomedicine, and Pharmacy Dr. Regan Marsh will share updates from the field and discuss the impact your support has made.

Join the conference call!

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Sibo Tuyishimire, one of the first patients we treated for cancer in Rwanda, helped inspire the creation of a comprehensive cancer care program there. After undergoing surgery in Boston, Sibo recovered, and is now planning to attend high school in the United States. His story: [ Bit.ly Link ]

#WeCanICan ensures bright futures for children battling cancer, no matter where they live....
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"The majority of Rwandans had no access to cancer care. It was a death sentence in Rwanda. Telling someone, "You have cancer," was equal to saying, "You are going to die."...Now, people know that if you have cancer, you can get treatment."

A Q&A with Dr. Cyprien Shyirambere, of the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda: [ Bit.ly Link ]

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Mourana Toussaint, 36, arrived at University Hospital in Mirebalais, Haiti, in January 2014 after finding a lump in her breast. Dr. Ruth Damuse, director of Partners In Health’s oncology program in Haiti, ordered an x-ray and a biopsy, the results of which showed that the mother of four had breast cancer.

Toussaint underwent surgery, completed six months of chemotherapy, and has since been...
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