PARTNERS IN HEALTH: On Rounds: Dr

Dr. Paul Farmer with UGHE students

Dr. Paul Farmer’s return to Partners In Health-supported Butaro District Hospital in December was one full of emotions as he accompanied the inaugural class of medical students from the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) on rounds through the oncology wards. “I am very emotional because I am so excited and grateful,” Farmer said. “I […]

On Rounds: Dr. Paul Farmer Accompanies UGHE Medical Students

Dr. Paul Farmer with UGHE students

Dr. Paul Farmer’s return to Partners In Health-supported Butaro District Hospital in December was one full of emotions as he accompanied the inaugural class of medical students from the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) on rounds through the oncology wards. “I am very emotional because I am so excited and grateful,” Farmer said. “I […]

PARTNERS IN HEALTH: No Small Thing: Improved Care for Newborns in Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone

Fourteen weeks ahead of his due date, Naphtal was unexpectedly delivered on a rural farm on the edge of Kono District, Sierra Leone, miles away from any health facility. He and his mother, who was in dire condition after a complicated, unattended birth, were rushed by ambulance to Koidu Government Hospital, Kono’s only hospital. None […]

PARTNERS IN HEALTH: Medical Education in Rwanda Part of Efforts in Cancer Crisis

There are nearly 1 million new cancer cases and more than 500,000 cancer-related deaths in Africa per year, and these totals are projected to double by 2040. Training the next generation of health leaders to counter this rise is of critical importance. Increasingly, we see a need for cancer education that explores both the prevention […]

PARTNERS IN HEALTH: Toddlers Growing, Gaining with Help from Malawi Clinic

One-year-old Violet McDonald is one of 11 children enrolled in the malnutrition clinic at the PIH-supported Matope Health Center, which serves 11 villages in rural Neno District, Malawi. PIH supports malnutrition care for more than 11,500 children across Neno. Nearly 11,000 of them are younger than 5. Violet’s mother Lydia, 20, had been bringing her […]