In the mountains of Lesotho, having a baby is one of the most dangerous things a woman can do.
Partners In Health is constructing a 300+ bed, state-of-the-art teaching hospital in Haiti’s desperately underserved Central Plateau.
As ‘tent cities’ in Port-au-Prince continue to grow, so too does the threat of disease compounding disaster.
Caring for volunteers who care for Haiti’s sick and wounded is a full-time, round-the-clock job, requiring the barest of necessities.
Of the many tales emerging from the rubble of post-earthquake Port-au-Prince, here is one.
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.
International teams of physicians collaborate to repair physical damages resulting from vicious attacks on women in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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.
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.
Even prior to the devastating earthquake of 2010, limited facilities and poor transportation often left Haiti’s expectant mothers facing grave circumstances.
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.