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Haitian Nurse Looks Back on Storied Career

Marie Myrka Amazan, 66, is the cross-site coordinator of continuing education for all nurses in the health clinics and hospitals supported by Zanmi Lasante, Partners In Health’s sister organization, in the Central Plateau and lower Artibonite regions of Haiti. She has worked with ZL since 2000, contributing to the growth of services across central Haiti. Read More ▸

Haiti: Training a New Generation of Family Physicians

When it launched in 2011, the St. Marc family medicine residency was PIH’s first formal training program for medical specialists in Haiti, made possible through a partnership with sister organization Zanmi Lasante, Haiti’s national medical school, and the Ministry of Health. The first six residents finished their three-year program in December; and five are now working part- or full-time as attending physicians or mentors for residents within the PIH/ZL network. Another 16 family medicine residents are now training at St. Marc's Hôpital St. Nicolas. Read More ▸

Dying of Tuberculosis in the 21st Century

Ebola is the tip of a global health crisis: a crisis in our collective ability to deliver the essentials of modern medicine to those who need help the most. Few diseases illustrate the ongoing nature of this crisis better than tuberculosis, a highly transmissible airborne infection that kills more than 1.5 million people every year. Read More ▸

Dr. Paul Farmer: Who Lives and Who Dies

Dr. Paul Farmer writes on the inequities of healthcare funding in "Who Lives and Who Dies," published February 5, 2015, in the London Review of Books. Read More ▸

World AIDS Day: Lessons from HIV

In the 2013 Shattuck Lecture, Partners In Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer argues that the true barrier to HIV treatment for poor people was a lack of funding, not the difficulty of delivering treatment. We look back at the HIV Equity Initiative in Haiti, which provided evidence for a model to make HIV treatment available to millions of people worldwide. Read More ▸

From Russia to Haiti, Nurses Deliver

For International Nurses Week, we’re celebrating the work of our nurses—the clinicians who provide the majority of care in the countries where we work. Read More ▸

Dr. Paul Farmer: A Conversation about Ending TB Deaths

On World TB Day, Dr. Paul Farmer talks with the UN's Ray Chambers about ending TB deaths in The Huffington Post. Read More ▸

MDR-TB in Children: A Q&A with PIH’s Dr. Mercedes Becerra

On World TB Day, PIH’s Dr. Mercedes Becerra published a groundbreaking paper on pediatric TB. Read More ▸

Infographic: The National Reach of University Hospital in Haiti

PIH Doctor Helps Train Next Generation of Haitian Physicians

Dr. Michelle Morse, Partners In Health deputy medical director for Haiti, helped develop new medical residencies at University Hospital in Mirebalais. Read More ▸

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