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.
A year after the devastating earthquake in Haiti, living conditions in the tent camps of displaced survivors are deplorable.
Paul Farmer thanks supporters of Partners In Health for their solidarity throughout the difficulties of 2010.
On January 12, 2010,
in Port-au-Prince, Haiti…
this is what happened.
This 16-year-old Haitian amputee shows how it’s done. Six months after the earthquake Carmene is beating back injury, stigma and every set of odds thrown her way.
Remarkably, the devastating 2010 earthquake in Port au Prince may have been a blessing for one group of young, fragile Haitians.
A top Boston chef gets tips from a Haitian earthquake survivor who demonstrates how to properly ‘get ones goat.’
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.
A routine check-up for a toddler in Lesotho reveals ailments rarely seen in countries where basic healthcare is readily accessible.
In Bobete, Lesotho, a little boy gripped by tuberculosis struggles to breathe, as a doctor with few resources scrambles to save his life.
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.
People living in the mountains of Africa’s poorest country have limited healthcare options. There are few roads, few modes of transportation, and only a handful of doctors up for the challenge of reaching this remote population.
After being carried through the mountains of Lesotho on her grandmother’s back, Kazabelo received emergency medical treatment that saved her life. Doctors then addressed circumstances threatening the little girl’s future.
A critically ill toddler arrives at a mountain clinic in Lesotho where doctors race to save the child’s life.
Even prior to the devastating earthquake of 2010, limited facilities and poor transportation often left Haiti’s expectant mothers facing grave circumstances.
The 2010 earthquake overwhelmed a country already struggling mightily with astounding levels of malnutrition, HIV and infant mortality.
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.
Slowing the spread of HIV by preventing mother to child transmission a key focus for Partners In Health, Haiti.
A glimpse into the home of a woman living in Haiti’s Central Plateau.