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 Health  Mexico Project #14474

Advent International for PIH: Reach the Beach

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Advent International for PIH: Reach the Beach
Advent International for PIH: Reach the Beach
Advent International for PIH: Reach the Beach
Advent International for PIH: Reach the Beach

Summary

We will be running the 200 mile Reach the Beach Relay New Hampshire from Cannon Mountain to Hampton Beach taking place 13-14 September 2013. We are again collectively raising money for Partners in Health, to help support the expansion of PIH's rural health clinics in the Chiapas region of Mexico (a high-poverty area).

$8,852.40
total raised
24
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years

Challenge

The Sierra of Chiapas, Mexico is classified as one of the country's marginalized (high-poverty) areas by the Mexican government. In these remote mountains, farming families often face a cycle of poverty and disease: they are more vulnerable to illness because they are poor, and become further impoverished by spending their limited income on accessing health care. But hope lies in a network of public primary care clinics spread throughout the mountains.

Solution

Partners In Health's sister organization, Companeros en Salud (PIH/CES) works each day to revitalize these underperforming clinics and break the cycle of poverty and disease. CES works directly with Mexican doctors, nurses, and community members to provide to a full range of primary care services for rural families who previously had no reliable health care options. The organization strives to be a model of excellence for primary health care in rural Mexico.

Long-Term Impact

Current CES-supported public clinics serve a direct catchment area of 12,000 people across 23 communities, however, the exceptional level of care offered at these clinics draws patients from over 100 communities-they are "voting with their feet" and going out of their way to seek out CES services.

Resources

Partners In Health website

Organization Information

Partners In Health (PIH)

Location: Boston, MA - USA
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @PIH
Project Leader:
Laura Soucy
Annual Giving Coordinator
Boston, Massachusetts United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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