This week The New York Times and National Public Radio reported on Partners In Health’s contribution to both strengthening Rwanda’s national health care system and transforming the life of an individual AIDS patient in Haiti. Partners In Health is proud of the work we have accomplished with the support of visionary leaders in Rwanda. As the articles suggest, the successes allow for focus to shift from merely surviving to thriving.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
"In Rwanda, Health Care Coverage That Eludes the U.S."
By Tina Rosenberg
“In three very poor districts, Partners in Health has worked with the government to reconstruct the health system from the ground up, including building three hospitals. The newest, Butaro Hospital, has been called the best in central Africa.
Partners in Health has gradually moved from delivering health services to supporting the public health system as it gets stronger. “They don’t need our help figuring out how to take care of malaria and TB,” said Drobac. “We can focus on gaps like neonatology.”
"Treating HIV: From Impossible To Halfway There"
By Richard Knox
"The patient who most sticks in my memory is Francois St. Ker, a 44-year-old, 6-foot-tall man who barely weighed 100 pounds back in the spring of 2001. He was on the brink of death from AIDS when the American doctor Paul Farmer started treating him with new HIV drugs… I caught up with St. Ker recently. He's healthy and vigorous — a changed man.
‘By the grace of God I am very well,’ he beams, and takes me on a tour of his well-kept, prosperous-looking farm, with its sugar cane and mango trees and dovecote.”