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...

A clinical team sets the leg of a young patient

A clinical team sets the leg of a young patient
PIH sent 66 plane loads with more than 235 medical volunteers – orthopedic surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical nurses and other medical professionals – and roughly 100,000 lbs of medical supplies to support the large network of PIH’s local health care providers already working in Haiti. (view small | med | large | orig)

Operating room at the University Hospital in PaP

Operating room at the University Hospital in PaP
PIH quickly established field hospitals in Port-au-Prince, helping set up 20 operating rooms, 12 of which were able to function around the clock. PIH was the first group designated by the World Health Organization to serve as the primary coordinators of University Hospital in Port-au-Prince (HUEH) and continues to support the Ministry of Health leadership at HUEH. (view small | med | large | orig)

The church in Cange, Haiti - turned into a patient ward

The church in Cange, Haiti - turned into a patient ward
Photo from Progress Report '3 Weeks Later: An update on PIH's Earthquake Response' (view small | med | large | orig)

A surgical team at PIH's main hospital in Cange, Haiti

A surgical team at PIH's main hospital in Cange, Haiti
Photo from Progress Report '3 Weeks Later: An update on PIH's Earthquake Response' (view small | med | large | orig)

MedEvacing a young patient in Haiti

MedEvacing a young patient in Haiti
Photo from Progress Report '3 Weeks Later: An update on PIH's Earthquake Response' (view small | med | large | orig)

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