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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Partners in Health calls for community health worker networks fight ebola

Leave it to Dr. Paul Farmer to use the word "optimistic" in reference to the Ebola epidemic. Writing in the Globe op/ed section, he and Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer of Partners in Health, call for the kind of community health worker programs they use to fight another raging epidemic -- drug-resistant tuberculosis. Community care could, … Continue reading Partners in Health calls for community health worker networks fight ebola

Partners in Health patron Tom White dies at 90

There would probably be no Partners in Health without Tom White, the Boston builder turned philanthropist who died yesterday.  He not only seeded the bold medical aid group, White believed in them when no in public health did. In today’s Globe obit, Dartmouth president and PIH founder Jim Kim called White “the real patron saint … Continue reading Partners in Health patron Tom White dies at 90

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