Posts Tagged ‘hospital’

Lesotho: Risking Life to Give Birth

In the mountains of Lesotho, having a baby is one of the most dangerous things a woman can do.


Haiti Earthquake: New hospital

Haiti Earthquake: New hospital

Partners In Health is constructing a 300+ bed, state-of-the-art teaching hospital in Haiti’s desperately underserved Central Plateau.


Haiti Earthquake: Reclaiming Port-au-Prince

Haiti Earthquake: Reclaiming Port-au-Prince

As ‘tent cities’ in Port-au-Prince continue to grow, so too does the threat of disease compounding disaster.


Haiti Earthquake: Volunteers, 24/7

Haiti Earthquake: Volunteers, 24/7

Caring for volunteers who care for Haiti’s sick and wounded is a full-time, round-the-clock job, requiring the barest of necessities.


Haiti Earthquake: ‘Better’ – A story of survival

Haiti Earthquake: 'Better' - A story of survival

Of the many tales emerging from the rubble of post-earthquake Port-au-Prince, here is one.


Haiti Earthquake: Transfer ‘ensemble’

Haiti Earthquake: Transfer 'ensemble'

Transporting patients from one location to another in post-quake Haiti can be a complicated task; often involving barriers of logistics, distance, and language. Sometimes the greatest challenge is a ticking clock.


Congo: Damages of war

Congo: Damages of war

International teams of physicians collaborate to repair physical damages resulting from vicious attacks on women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.


South Africa: Edendale Hospital, Durban

South Africa: Edendale Hospital, Durban

Many experts say the HIV infection rate in Kwazulu Natal is as high as 50%. Edendale Hospital sees some of the sickest patients in the region, including those fighting both HIV and TB.


Lesotho: Battling MDR-TB

Lesotho: Battling MDR-TB

Multi-Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis represents half of the twin epidemics ravaging Southern Africa. Paired with HIV, the combination poses formidable odds for patients and healthcare providers alike.


Haiti: Maternal mortality

Haiti: Maternal mortality

Even prior to the devastating earthquake of 2010, limited facilities and poor transportation often left Haiti’s expectant mothers facing grave circumstances.


Haiti: Dr. Louise

Haiti: Dr. Louise

The massive 2010 earthquake overwhelmed a country already struggling with astounding levels of malnutrition, HIV and infant mortality. Through it all, Louise Ivers remains committed to Haiti.