Père Eddy, Haiti’s Patron Saint of Mental Health

Photos by Rebecca E. Rollins / Partners In Health Eddy Eustache, or Père Eddy as he’s most often called, is an ordained Catholic priest and psychologist who has worked with Partners In Health for the past decade, providing mental health care to those in need in Haiti and all around the world  Dr. Joia Mukherjee says her […]

Read more

Posted on: Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

A Q&A with Celestine Niyibizi, community health worker supervisor in Rwanda

When did you start working with Partners In Health? I started working with Partners In Health (PIH) in 2005. Before that, I was working as a math teacher in primary school. What exactly is your role as a CHW? Part of my role is to encourage women to be part of family planning, to go […]

Read more

Posted on: Monday, September 14th, 2015

Residents, Mentors, and the Antidote to Uncertainty

We asked three first-year residents at University Hospital of Mirebalais in Haiti to tell us about their mentors. Resident Name: Dr. Aurelie Gilles, First-year resident in Internal Medicine Mentor: Dr. Philip Cleophat, Director of Internal Medicine Why is this person your mentor? Dr. Philip Cleophat is passionate. He not only seeks the best in his […]

Read more

Posted on: Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Dr. Paul Farmer: No Health, No Justice: Recent Lessons From West Africa

In March 2015, Partners In Health Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer delivered the 2015 Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice at Yale Law School. Gruber Distinguished Lectures are public addresses featuring path breakers in the fields of global justice and women’s rights. Past lecturers include Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Nobel Laureate Dr. Shirin Ebadi. In […]

Read more

Posted on: Friday, June 12th, 2015

Conjoined Twins Separated in Haiti

Read more

Posted on: Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Count Survivors. Survivors Count.

Meet five courageous survivors of Ebola.     Stand up to Ebola. Support our work today. >>

Read more

Posted on: Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The Ebola Outbreak, Fragile Health Systems, and Quality as a Cure

Yet if the Ebola virus surfaced in Boston or Toronto, there is little doubt that their health systems, despite shortcomings, could effectively contain and then eliminate the disease with far lower case-fatality rates than those reported now in West Africa. Why the disparity when there is no proven drug or vaccine available?

View Full Article.

Posted on: Friday, October 10th, 2014

Boston-Based Partners In Health Leaps Into Ebola Crisis

BOSTON — An advance team from Boston-based Partners In Health heads for Ebola-stricken Liberia Monday. Four doctors, including co-founder Paul Farmer, and two operations staff will lay the groundwork for an ambitious two- to three-year project that will require well over 100 volunteer doctors, nurses, lab techs and public health workers. The budget for just […]

View Full Article.

Posted on: Monday, September 15th, 2014

What’s missing in the Ebola fight in West Africa

If the Ebola epidemic devastating the countries of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone had instead struck Washington, New York or Boston, there is no doubt that the health systems in place could contain and then eliminate the disease. Hospitals would isolate suspected cases. Health workers would be outfitted with proper protective clothing and equipment. Doctors […]

View Full Article at The Washington Post.

Posted on: Thursday, September 4th, 2014

ALDO Fights AIDS at Osheaga

Planning on being in Montreal in early August? Osheaga Music and Arts Festival will be the place to support Partners In Health Canada, bask in the sun, and enjoy dozens of influential musical acts, thanks to our good friends at ALDO Fights AIDS. Montreal-based ALDO Group has been a pioneer in AIDS activism since 1985, at a […]

Read more

Posted on: Monday, July 28th, 2014

A Day in the Life of Haitian Nurse Midwife Benitha Germain

Benitha Germain is a nurse midwife with Zanmi Lasante, PIH’s Haitian sister organization. In this video, we see the challenges she faces, the care she delivers, and the hope she inspires along the way.

Read more

Posted on: Monday, July 21st, 2014

Paul Farmer, the “Good Doctor” of Haiti, talks global health in Toronto

Dr. Paul Farmer — co-founder of the non-profit organization Partners In Health and one of Bill Gates’ global health heroes — stopped by the University of Toronto on June 10th to chat about everything from Haiti and health equity to the growing trend of “voluntourism” in the developing world.

View Full Article at thestar.com

Posted on: Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Rwanda rebuilds after genocide with focus on community health care

The public health transformation in Rwanda is striking for those with memories of the massacre of nearly one million people 20 years ago. PBS NewsHour has featured Partners In Health’s work to save lives in Rwanda in partnership with the government on its “Agents for Change” series.

View Full Video at PBS.org

Posted on: Friday, May 30th, 2014

A Visit to Haiti, and the Biggest Hellraiser I Know

Last month, Melinda and I took the kids on a vacation during their mid-winter break—and managed to get in a quick visit to Haiti, where we caught up with one of the heroes of global health, Paul Farmer.

View Full Article

Posted on: Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Q&A with Paul Farmer: Rwanda as a healthcare success story

Twenty years after the genocide, Paul Farmer reflects on how Rwanda became a model of inclusive healthcare.

View Full Article

Posted on: Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Haiti’s tale of two hospitals

As featured in The Toronto Star, 02/17/14: One hospital is an advertisement for the world’s vow to rebuild Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. The other is a cesspool of broken promises. Source: The Toronto Star

View Full Article

Posted on: Thursday, May 29th, 2014

How You Can Help Train A Health Care Working in the Developing World

It is now well recognized that health worker shortages are a major barrier to improving health and survival in the developing world.

View Full Article

Posted on: Tuesday, October 1st, 2013

Sharing Stories and Mobilizing for PIH Canada

For Partners In Health, the idea of ‘accompaniment’ most often refers to our relationship with patients. It describes an approach of standing in solidarity with those we serve, of listening to their histories and attending to their needs, of being with them on the journey to better health, for however long it may take. In […]

Read more

Posted on: Monday, September 2nd, 2013

Naika’s Story

When health professionals dedicated to serving the poor speak of their work being a privilege, it’s patients like Naika Francine and her father Losamma that they have in mind. Naika was born three years ago with two holes in her heart. She was a thin and underweight baby – a textbook case of ‘failure to […]

Read more

Posted on: Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

Join Us!

Welcome to Partners In Health Canada. Hold on tight, it’s going to be an inspirational ride. I suspect those of you already familiar with PIH will understand exactly what I mean. For me, the inspiration kicked in six or seven years ago after reading Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder’s spellbinding biography of PIH Co-founder Paul […]

Read more

Posted on: Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

The Moral Medical Mission: Partners in Health, 25 Years on

How the global health organization grew from makeshift clinics to a state-of-the-art cancer center in rural Rwanda, and what lies ahead (Hint: Still more mountains)

View Full Article

Posted on: Monday, October 1st, 2012

The Case for Optimism

Partners In Health has also teamed up with the Rwandan Ministry of Health, the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation and the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s center to open the Cancer Center of Excellence in Butaro, Rwanda–a part of the country that until four years ago didn’t have a basic hospital for a population of over 320,000. The […]

View Full Article

Posted on: Thursday, September 20th, 2012

Back to Top