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Peru: Study Aims to Reveal How TB Spreads

Scientists have long debated the dynamics of how tuberculosis spreads in people, including whether MDR-TB is as likely to spread as drug-sensitive TB. Epidemiologists behind the Peru study, which followed 18,500 people for several years, hope that answering this question will better equip public health professionals to stop tuberculosis in all its forms. Read More ▸

Delivering Interventions, Aid to Family’s Door

Zamanta Huarcaya Tamani was not a typical toddler. Unlike other children her age born without a developmental disability, she didn't babble or wander haphazardly around the house. Thanks to a new program launched by Socios en Salud, Partners In Health's sister organization based in Lima, Peru, a community health worker has been visiting Zamanta's home to train her parents in age-appropriate activities for their daughter. After 12 such training sessions, Zamanta's parents have helped her learn to walk and talk. This is her story. 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 ▸

Knocking on Doors: An Interview with PIH’s Director in Peru

Dr. Leonid Lecca, executive director of Socios En Salud, PIH’s sister organization in Peru, talks about his work as the organization celebrates its 18th anniversary this week. Read More ▸

Together we can save mothers

Socios En Salud Celebrates 15 years of serving the poor in Peru

PIH's sister project reflects on successes, looks towards future. Read More ▸

Learning from families affected by tuberculosis

A recent study details the experiences of families affected by drug-resistant tuberculosis Read More ▸

15th Annual Symposium pushes boundaries

PIH's 15th annual Thomas J. White Symposium focused on the theme "Pushing boundaries: past, present, and future." The program featured a panel of HIV patients who shared their stories of being provided with life-saving antiretroviral drugs. Another panel featured activists who have used the PIH model and philosophy of social justice to create their own programs to provide healthcare to the poor and inspire the next generation of social justice activists. View these panels as well as speeches from PIH co-founders Paul Farmer and Ophelia Dahl. Read More ▸


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—Dr. Paul Farmer
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