Partners In Health
The work of Partners In Health (PIH) has three goals: to care for patients in difficult and resource-poor settings, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. Through long-term partnerships with sister organizations, PIH brings the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need and works to alleviate the crushing economic and social burdens of poverty that exacerbate disease. PIH believes that health is a fundamental right, not a privilege. In addition to direct care, PIH works to rebuild public health systems and infrastructure, provides training and support for local medical staff, and employs community health workers as agents of change to break the vicious cycle of poverty and disease.
In 2017, President of the Abundance Foundation, Stephen Kahn, sat down with Partners In Health’s Paul Farmer to talk about their shared work and vision for change:
For more on groundbreaking work in Haiti, check out this video.