Working with Partners In Health, Haiti Outreach Program helps provide medical care to the people of central Haiti through work at its clinic in Boucan-Carré and mobile medical services. In 2004, construction was completed on a new 20,000 sq. ft. hospital and clinic that receives 40,000 visits per year.
Partners In Health’s community-based model has proven successful in delivering effective care both for common conditions like diarrhea, pneumonia, and childbirth that often prove fatal for Haiti’s poor and malnourished, and for complex diseases like HIV and tuberculosis. A key to this success and to the PIH model of care pioneered in Haiti has been training and hiring thousands of accompagnateurs (community health workers) to prevent illness, monitor medical and socioeconomic needs, and deliver quality health care to people living with chronic diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis. Click here for details about Partners In Health and their work in Haiti.Partners In Health Featured On CBS’s 60 MInutes
In May 2008, CBS’s 60 Minutes featured a segment on the work of Dr. Paul Farmer and Partners In Health. In case you missed any part of the broadcast, it can be viewed here (text and photos can be viewed here).
Social Innovation Conversations Interview with Dr. Farmer
Host Tim Zak talks to Dr. Paul Farmer about the challenges and rewards of providing healthcare to the poorest of the poor, and the evolving, innovative models for getting drugs to those who need them most. Listen to this in-depth interview here.