Claudine Humure lost her parents in the Rwandan genocide and half of her right leg to bone cancer, for which PIH helped her get treatment. Now, she's a graduate of Wheaton College, determined to deliver state-of-the-art prosthetics to those in need in developing countries.
In the six months since Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti, we've worked to vaccinate against and treat cholera, supported a hospital in the south, and provided critical mental health services: [ Bit.ly Link ]
For the first time in 50 years, two new drugs are available to patients battling the most trenchant forms of tuberculosis. The clinical trial that's delivering a quicker, less toxic cure to the poorest patients: [ Bit.ly Link ]
Thank you for sending in so many wonderful messages for new moms-to-be in Sierra Leone, making their first Mother’s Day even more special. We are excited to share with you this beautiful painting and well wishes from Matej Lavrencic, a PIH supporter from Slovenia. Wishing moms all around the world a Happy Mother’s Day from PIH!
"Each child (in the malnutrition clinic) made me think of my own three back home. The first thing I wanted to do when I returned was to cook a meal for them, watch them clean their plates, then repeat the process endlessly. The thought alone is a luxury, but it shouldn’t be."
Writer Leslie Friday reflects on meeting malnourished children in Haiti, and how every mother desires the same thing:... View details ⇨
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Isabel* says goodbye to her husband, Angel*, as he leaves to sell snacks in the streets of Lima, Peru. The two were diagnosed with HIV, but never gave up thanks to their will to live and the strength provided them by their two young children. Both children have tested negative for HIV.
To celebrate Nurses Week, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of our Nightingale Fellowship—an executive leadership program for nurses. Viola Karanja, director of nursing in PIH Liberia, will join four nurses from Haiti, Rwanda, and South Dakota for the yearlong program. Learn more about nursing at PIH here: [ Bit.ly Link ]