Partners In Health (PIH)

Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. We draw on the resources of the world's leading medical and academic institutions and on the lived experience of the world's poorest and sickest communities. At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When our patients are ill and have no access to care, our team of health professi...

Partners In Health (PIH)
888 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
United States
(617) 998-8922
http://www.pih.org

Executive Director

Ophelia Dahl

Management Team

Cynthia Maltbie, Cassia van der Hoof Holstein, Ken Himmelman, Ted Philip, Ann Quandt, Joia Mukherjee, Jennifer K. Brown, Ken Himmelman, Cynthia Maltbie, Joia Mukherjee, Ted Philip, Ann Quandt, Joe Rhatigan, Cassia van der Hoof Holstein, David Whalen, Paul Zintl

Board of Directors

Todd McCormack, Robert Heine, Bryan Stevenson, Paul E Farmer, David J Whalen, Dan Nova, David Walton, Albert Kaneb, Jack Connors, Jr. null, Gary Gottlieb, Cynthia Maltbie, Cassia van der Hoof Holstein, Ken Himmelman, Ted Philip, Lesley King, Charlotte C Wagner, Ophelia M Dahl, Ann Quandt, Diane Kaneb, Jennifer K Brown, Joia Mukherjee, Jennifer K. Brown, Ken Himmelman, Cynthia Maltbie, Joia Mukherjee, Ted Philip, Ann Quandt, Joe Rhatigan, Cassia van der Hoof Holstein, David Whalen, Paul Zintl

Project Leaders

Laura Soucy
Charles Howes

Mission

Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. We draw on the resources of the world's leading medical and academic institutions and on the lived experience of the world's poorest and sickest communities. At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When our patients are ill and have no access to care, our team of health professionals, scholars, and activists will do whatever it takes to make them well-just as we would do if a member of our own families or we ourselves were ill.

Programs

Partners In Health (PIH) works to deliver high-quality health care in eight countries around the world, employing 13,600 staff (98% of whom are field-based). Haiti: Zanmi Lasante (ZL) welcomed its first class of medical residents at University Hospital in Mirebalais. Built in partnership with the Ministry of Health, the hospital aims to build sustainable health infrastructure and human resources in Haiti. ZL also continues its work preventing and treating malnutrition and cholera across central Haiti. Rwanda: Inshuti Mu Buzima (IMB) continues to advance its work in HIV treatment and non-communicable diseases, particularly cancer. Staff inaugurated the Butaro Ambulatory Cancer Center in 2013. Rwandan-led research is also a growing component of IMB's work, as are its social support services. Lesotho: PIH/Lesotho provides services for HIV, tuberculosis, and maternal and child health to eight communities in Lesotho. PIH/Lesotho also manages the national program to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, which it continues to expand in partnership with Lesotho's Ministry of Health. Malawi: Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) continues to scale its work in HIV, noncommunicable diseases, tuberculosis, and maternal and child health in the district of Neno. APZU employs more than 800 village health workers who identify and treat patients and renovate houses to improve their living conditions. Navajo Nation: PIH supports the Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment (COPE) Project, which works to improve health in the sovereign Navajo Nation. COPE accompanies Navajo Community Health Representatives, helping to build local capacity, and improving access to healthy foods. COPE's activities aim to eliminate health disparities among Navajo. Mexico: Companeros En Salud (CES) is revitalizing rural clinics in the mountains of Chiapas to bring primary health care to marginalized people. CES pays community health workers to actively seek out patients suffering from chronic diseases, and recruits new Mexican doctors to provide care and receive training in global health. Peru: Socios En Salud (SES) supports the government in providing treatment for multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in poor communities. Staff recently piloted a program to treat extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis. SES conducts world-class research programs, runs mass community education efforts, and provides support to tuberculosis patients in the slums of Lima. Russia: PIH/Russia scaled its multidrug-resistant tuberculosis program in Tomsk, bringing treatment, social and psychosocial support to prisoners and other vulnerable people. Staff train tuberculosis health providers from across Russia in multidrug-resistant tuberculosis care, and actively find patients who are at risk of dropping out of treatment.

Statistics on Partners In Health (PIH)

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2013: $94,559,000
  • Annual Budget for 2005: $23,259,688
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $120,874,000
  • Other funding sources: 45.7 % Individuals and Family Foundations, 23.5% Foundations and Corporations, 22.8% Governments/Mulilateral/Reseach Institutions, 3.4% Special Events; 2.4% Gifts in Kind/Contributed Services, 1.9% Gifts to the TJW Fund, 0.2% other income
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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