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Safe Water, Access to Sanitation, Hygiene Key to Kicking Cholera

Zanmi Lasante, Partners In Health's sister organization in Haiti, created its own water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) program to promote behavioral change and support the construction and rehabilitation of water and sanitation infrastructure at ZL and government-supported clinics, hospitals, and schools. WASH is part of a nationwide effort to eliminate cholera, which has sickened 745,500 people and caused nearly 9,000 deaths since October 2010. Read More ▸

Haiti Continues to Battle Cholera Outbreak

Haiti is still grappling with a pernicious cholera epidemic nearly five years after the disease's first appearance in the country. Beyond Port-au-Prince and its suburbs, the Artibonite and Centre regions—the hub of operations for Zanmi Lasante, Partners In Health’s sister organization in Haiti—have been among the hardest hit, especially the communities of St. Marc, Mirebalais, Hinche, and Lascahobas. So far, PIH/ZL staff are seeing two or three times as many patients in 2015 as they did over the same period last year. Read More ▸

Haiti: Training a New Generation of Family Physicians

When it launched in 2011, the St. Marc family medicine residency was PIH’s first formal training program for medical specialists in Haiti, made possible through a partnership with sister organization Zanmi Lasante, Haiti’s national medical school, and the Ministry of Health. The first six residents finished their three-year program in December; and five are now working part- or full-time as attending physicians or mentors for residents within the PIH/ZL network. Another 16 family medicine residents are now training at St. Marc's Hôpital St. Nicolas. Read More ▸

Cholera Vaccine Succeeds in Haiti

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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 ▸

Global Hand Washing Day: A Reflection on Water, Soap, and Infrastructure

Elizabeth Campa, director of WASH and Protection programming at our Haitian sister organization Zanmi Lasante, reflects on the importance of water, soap, and infrastructure in low-resource settings. Read More ▸

Dr. Paul Farmer Calls for Action on Climate Change

In a new editorial, Dr. Paul Farmer and colleagues write that slowing climate change is critical to protecting human rights. Read More ▸

PIH Doctor Speaks at Congressional Briefing on Cholera in Haiti

Dr. Ralph Ternier described progress and need in eliminating cholera in Haiti. Read More ▸

Three Years in, the Fight against Haiti’s Cholera Epidemic Continues

With effective prevention and treatment, cholera cases have declined but still persist. Read More ▸

Reflecting on the Cholera Outbreak in Haiti, Three Years Later

Dr. Patrick Almazor, a Haitian physician with Zanmi Lasante, reflects on three years of cholera in Haiti. Read More ▸


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