Community Health Workers

As members of the communities they serve, community health workers can establish relationships of trust with their patients, bridging the gap between the clinic and the community.

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Lesotho’s mothers and midwives embrace new birth assistance initiative.

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Bringing care to thousands of Massachusetts’s poorest and sickest patients.

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An update on the Boston-based PACT project's initiative to treat and manage diabetes using community health workers.

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PBS NewsHour interveiws Father Eddy Eustache, Zanmi Lasante Director of Mental Health and Psychosocial Services.

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At the end of the summer internship, we ask participants to evaluate their experience.

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How a surgeon from West Africa ended up teaching nurse anesthetists in Central Haiti.

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“Give us just two weeks”

After suffering a paralyzing injury, all Patrick wanted was "to be taken home to die." PIH's partner organization in Malawi had two weeks convince him otherwise.

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Last year, the impoverished Neno District of Malawi reported more than 52,000 cases of malaria. The disease was responsible for hundreds of deaths—most of them children—and was the most common diagnosis in the outpatient clinics. To tackle this deadly disease, PIH’s partner organization in Malawi (APZU) recently launched a campaign to distribute over 26,000 mosquito bednets to households with individuals most at risk of contracting the disease.

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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.

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In Lesotho, it’s difficult to get around. Villages in the mountain kingdom are sometimes accessible only by single-engine propeller aircraft or on horseback. There are often no roads in rural areas and patients must walk hours to clinics, which is extremely difficult for the critically ill, and transporting patients and medical supplies is often an ordeal. The nonprofit organization Riders for Health is working to help change this by donating ultra-rugged motorcycles for PIH Lesotho staff to use. The vehicles are expected to greatly enhance health-care delivery, allowing health workers to regularly and reliably visit communities previously inaccessible except on foot.

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Research Articles

Publication date: 09/15/07
by Mukherjee JS, Eustache E
AIDS Care 2007; 19(Supplement 1): S73-S82

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Publication date: 04/28/04
by Walton DA, Farmer PE, Lambert W, Léandre F, Koenig SP, Mukherjee JS
Journal of Public Health Policy 2004;25(2):137-158

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Publication date: 01/01/04
by Behforouz HL, Kalmus A, Scherz CS, Kahn JS, Kadakia MB, Farmer PE
Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes 2004;36(1):642-645

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Publication date: 01/01/04
by Behforouz HL, Farmer PE, Mukherjee JS
Clinical Infectious Diseases 2004;38(S5):S429-S436

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Publication date: 09/20/03
by Mukherjee JS
Lancet 2003;362:994-995

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Publication date: 12/01/01
by Farmer P, Léandre F, Mukherjee J, Gupta R, Tarter L, Kim JY
Bulletin of the World Health Organization 2001;79(12):1145-1151

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by Farmer P, Leandre F, Mukherjee JS, Claude M, Nevil P, Smith Fawzi MC, Koenig SP, Castro A, Becerra MC, Sachs J, Attaran A, Kim JY
Lancet 2001;358(9279):404-9

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Publication date: 12/01/91
by Farmer PE, Robin S, Ramilus SL, Kim JY
Seminars in Respiratory Infections 1991;6(4):254-260

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Manuals


Publication date: 01/01/08
by Partners In Health

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Publication date: 12/01/09
by Hind Satti and Kwonjune Seung.
World Health Organization

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Essays

Books


Publication date: 04/21/10
by Paul Farmer
University of California Press

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Publication date: 08/25/09
by Tracy Kidder
Random House

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Newsletters


Publication date: 10/14/09
by Partners In Health

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