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Young Doctors Ensure Continuity of Care in Rural Mexico

Since launching in 2012, Compañeros En Salud has partnered with Mexico’s Ministry of Health to send seven generations of first-year doctors—25 in all—to rural, public clinics at 10 sites throughout Chiapas. Each transition requires a careful passing of the baton from one wave of doctors to the next. While CES staff facilitate this transition through introductions and regular site visits, outgoing doctors smooth the path for their colleagues by remaining in the community for as many as four weeks to bring them up to speed on patients’ cases and help them adjust to life in a remote rural location. Read More ▸

Haiti’s University Hospital Celebrates Second Anniversary

Now celebrating its two-year anniversary, University Hospital in Mirebalais is a boon for the region and the country following the January 12, 2010 earthquake. 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 ▸

Working in Global Health: Medie Jesena

Medie Jesena, a nurse educator working with our Rwandan sister organization, shares advice for working in global health. Read More ▸

A Day in the Life of Haitian Nurse Midwife Benitha Germain

Benitha Germain is a nurse midwife with Zanmi Lasante, PIH's Haitian sister organization. In this video, we see the challenges she faces, the care she delivers, and the hope she inspires. 

Nurses Learn Critical Care Skills in New Training Program

The first of its kind in Haiti, a yearlong certification program will help enable University Hospital to open its intensive care unit. Read More ▸

Why I Nurse: Gedeon Ngoga

I always wanted to become a nurse. As a child, I didn’t know the difference between nurses and doctors—all I knew is that the people in white coats had the power to help sick patients become healthy, and that is what I too wanted to do. Read More ▸

Nursing in Navajo Nation

Charlene Blindman, a public health manager at the Tuba City Regional Health Care Corporation in Tuba City, Arizona, reflects on nursing in Navajo Nation. Read More ▸

A Nurse Accompanier in Rwanda

A Boston-based oncology nurse reflects on her time working in Rwanda. Read More ▸

Chief Nursing Officer Raises the Bar for Nursing in Haiti

University Hospital’s chief nursing officer believes empowering nurses will improve patient care. Read More ▸

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