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A Plan, 14 Hens, and a Rooster in Chiapas

Chronic malnutrition affects 44 percent of children in rural Chiapas--a rate that's six times the national average in Mexico. Compaňeros En Salud (CES), Partners In Health’s sister organization in Mexico, and Heifer International are collaborating on a two-year pilot program that gives 15 chickens to families who have a chronically malnourished child under five. The chickens produce eggs that inject necessary protein into these children's diet. Whatever the families don't eat, they sell for extra cash to buy other nutritious foods they couldn't otherwise afford. One year in, CES and Heifer are seeing positive results. 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 ▸

Community Health Worker Program Expands in Mexico

PIH Mexico is expanding its community health worker program to serve more communities—and studying the results. Read More ▸

Rebuilding a Primary Health Care System in Rural Mexico

In it's first year, PIH's sister organization Compañeros En Salud conducted more than 10,000 patient consultations in rural Mexico. Read More ▸

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Acompañantes Begin Work in Chiapas

The first group of trained community health workers in Compañeros En Salud, PIH’s new project in Chiapas, Mexico, is providing medical and social support -- and bridging the gap between the clinic and the community. Read More ▸


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