In The New Yorker, Partners in Health co-founder Dahl on impoverished Haiti: “To have seen this and to not do anything, I knew wasn’t an option.”

The New Yorker offers a profile of Ophelia Dahl, the daughter of celebrity parents who want on to help found Boston-based Partners in Health. That group describes its mission this way: "We go. We make house calls. We build health systems. We stay. " Development organizations will donate something finite, even if it’s redundant, rather … Continue reading In The New Yorker, Partners in Health co-founder Dahl on impoverished Haiti: “To have seen this and to not do anything, I knew wasn’t an option.”

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Designed to saves lives: Cholera, Haiti and the MASS Design Group’s latest clinic

The New York Times reports on the latest effort by the Boston-based MASS Design Group,  a cholera clinic in Haiti designed to so that natural ventilation -- sea breezes -- will lower transmission. Cholera reportedly arrived with aid workers after the island's devastating earthquake. The story appears in the "Well Design" column, which reports on architecture … Continue reading Designed to saves lives: Cholera, Haiti and the MASS Design Group’s latest clinic

US surgeons, hospitals needed to treat Haitian earthquake survivors

Even if the earthquake had left Haiti's health care system intact, the hospitals and providers there would be in crisis. The country never had the resources to treat the volume and complexity of the patients now dying at their doors. Massive injuries, a nonfunctioning trauma system and extreme poverty. A nightmare of pain and grief … Continue reading US surgeons, hospitals needed to treat Haitian earthquake survivors

Help for Haiti and Boston Activism on Health Care Affordability

First Haiti. Boston-based Partners in Health, which runs its hospital far from Port Au Prince, will be working on the earthquake relief effort. For more info on the effort and how to contribute, go to pih.com. Check the Globe for other local support efforts.  Boston is home to a large Haitian community. Next, the reformers at … Continue reading Help for Haiti and Boston Activism on Health Care Affordability