Partners In Health

A family receives medical attention at one of PIH's Port-au-Prince-based clinics after the 2010 earthquake.
After the earthquake in Haiti, PIH sent hundreds of volunteers to the island nation and mobilized an existing staff of nearly 5,000 Haitians.
A patient living with MDR-TB receives care in Russia.
Community Health Workers in Lesotho receive monthly trainings.
An aerial image of PIH's new Butaro Hospital, the largest public facility in Rwanda.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame and PIH's Paul Farmer at the Butaro ribbon cutting ceremony in 2011.

International nonprofit public health organization founded in 1987 by Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, Thomas J. White, Todd McCormack, and Jim Yong Kim.

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Jim Yong Kim

American physician and anthropologist who served as the 12th president of the World Bank from 2012 to 2019.

American physician and anthropologist who served as the 12th president of the World Bank from 2012 to 2019.

Kim during the WEF 2013
Cover of The Dartmouth, March 2, 2009, Global Health Leader Jim Yong Kim is Dartmouth's 17th President.
President Obama announces Dr. Jim Yong Kim as nominee to lead the World Bank.

A global health leader, Kim was formerly the chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a co-founder and executive director of Partners In Health before serving as the President of Dartmouth College from 2009 to 2012, becoming the first Asian American president of an Ivy League institution.

An artist's rendering of what Plato might have looked like. From Raphael's early 16th century painting "Scuola di Atene".

Ophelia Dahl

British-American social justice and health care advocate.

British-American social justice and health care advocate.

An artist's rendering of what Plato might have looked like. From Raphael's early 16th century painting "Scuola di Atene".

Dahl co-founded Partners In Health (PIH), a Boston, Massachusetts-based non-profit health care organization dedicated to providing a "preferential option for the poor."

Farmer in 2011

Paul Farmer

American medical anthropologist and physician.

American medical anthropologist and physician.

Farmer in 2011
Farmer (right), 2013

He was the co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that since 1987 has provided direct health care services and undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty.

Thomas J. White

American businessman and philanthropist.

American businessman and philanthropist.

He was a co-founder of Partners In Health and estimated that he gave away more than $75 million to various charities.

Arcade Fire performing live in 2017

Arcade Fire

Canadian indie rock band, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, alongside Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

Canadian indie rock band, consisting of husband and wife Win Butler and Régine Chassagne, alongside Richard Reed Parry, Tim Kingsbury and Jeremy Gara.

Arcade Fire performing live in 2017
Arcade Fire performing in May 2005
Arcade Fire performing in support of Neon Bible at the United Palace Theater on May 7, 2007
Arcade Fire in July 2007
Arcade Fire performing at Madison Square Garden in August 2010
Arcade Fire performing in June 2014
Arcade Fire in July 2016, during their first full-band show in two years in Barcelona
Arcade Fire performing in July 2017
Win Butler
Régine Chassagne
Richard Reed Parry
Tim Kingsbury
Jeremy Gara

Proceeds from this release were dedicated to Partners in Health.

The heavily damaged National Palace of Haiti after the earthquake

2010 Haiti earthquake

A catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake struck Haiti at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010.

A catastrophic magnitude 7.0 Mw earthquake struck Haiti at 16:53 local time (21:53 UTC) on Tuesday, 12 January 2010.

The heavily damaged National Palace of Haiti after the earthquake
USGS intensity map
Map showing regional tectonic setting of the Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault zone
Tiny dots of white against the plant-covered landscape (red in this image) are possible landslides, a common occurrence in mountainous terrain after large earthquakes. The Enriquillo-Plantain Garden fault zone runs along the two linear valleys at the top of the image
History of the main shock and aftershocks with magnitudes larger than 4.0, data from USGS
Damaged buildings in Port-au-Prince
Damaged buildings in Jacmel
Large portions of the National Palace collapsed
Léogâne, close to the earthquake epicenter
Assistance camp set up by the Brazilian Army.
Urban Search and Rescue specialists work at the Hôtel Montana
The Haitian government began a programme to move homeless people out of Port-au-Prince on a ferry to Port Jeremie and in hired buses to temporary camps
One of the first parachute air drops after the quake, 18 January
A Haitian boy receives treatment at a MINUSTAH logistics base
Israeli and U.S. medical personnel coordinate relief efforts.
Heavy-lift helicopters ferry water from the offshore flotilla, 15 January
Having lost their homes, many Haitians moved to live in precarious camps
Haitian survivors were transferred to rescue ships for medical aid
MINUSTAH troops meet a U.S. relief flight on 16 January
UN forces took to patrolling the streets of Port-au-Prince
A USAF pararescueman searching through demolished buildings in Port-au-Prince for survivors
Helicopters transfer injured earthquake victims to hospital ship USNS Comfort off the coast of Haiti
While international efforts received significant media coverage, much of the local rescue effort was conducted by Haitians
A woman is rescued alive from rubble several days after the initial quake
A Haitian child is treated aboard a hospital ship
Landing ships move supplies onshore from the rescue fleet
Haitians await the opening of a supply depot, 16 January
Planes loaded with aid supplies crowd the tarmac at Port-au-Prince airport, waiting to be unloaded, 18 January
The UN Development Programme employed hundreds of Haitians to clear roads and to make fuel pellets in a cash-for-work scheme
South Korea's National Rescue Services team
A US mobile air traffic control tower is moved to Haiti by an Antonov An-124 Ruslan
Remnants of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption after its collapse. In 2020, the building is still in ruins.

Dr Evan Lyon of Partners in Health, working at the General Hospital in Port-au-Prince, claimed that misinformation and overblown reports of violence had hampered the delivery of aid and medical services.

Zanmi Lasante, located in Cange, Haiti

Zanmi Lasante

Zanmi Lasante, located in Cange, Haiti

Zanmi Lasante is a sister organization to the Boston-based Partners In Health that operates out of Cange in the central plateau of Haiti.

The plaque thanking those that assisted in the water project in Cange, Haiti in 2012.

Cange, Haiti

Small remote village in the Mirebalais Arrondissement, in the Centre department of Haiti.

Small remote village in the Mirebalais Arrondissement, in the Centre department of Haiti.

The plaque thanking those that assisted in the water project in Cange, Haiti in 2012.
Sant Art, The Art Center in Cange, Haiti

Cange is the location of an American funded hospital, Zanmi Lasante, run by Partners in Health.

Haiti

Country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea, to the east of Cuba and Jamaica and south of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Country located on the island of Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles archipelago of the Caribbean Sea, to the east of Cuba and Jamaica and south of The Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands.

The five caciquedoms of Hispaniola at the time of the arrival of Christopher Columbus
Engraving of Christopher Columbus landing on Hispaniola, by Theodor de Bry
1510 Taíno pictograph telling a story of missionaries arriving in Hispaniola
Saint-Domingue slave revolt in 1791
General Toussaint Louverture
Battle between Polish troops in French service and the Haitian rebels. The majority of Polish soldiers eventually deserted the French army and fought alongside the Haitians.
Pétion and Dessalines swearing allegiance to each other before God; painting by Guillon-Lethière
Citadelle Laferrière, built 1805–22, is the largest fortress in the Americas, and is considered locally to be the eighth wonder of the world.
Jean-Pierre Boyer, ruler of Haiti 1818–1843
Faustin I, from The Illustrated London News, 16 February 1856
German Captain Thiele of the Charlotte handing over the German Ultimatum on 6 December 1897 during the Lüders Affair
U.S. Marines and guide in search of Haitian Cacos fighters against the U.S. occupation of Haiti, c. 1919
The body of caco leader Charlemagne Péralte on display after his execution by US forces; the image was counterproductive, with the resemblance to the deposition of Jesus gaining Péralte the status of national martyr
"Papa Doc" Duvalier in 1968
Jean-Bertrand Aristide returns to Haiti, following the U.S.-led invasion in 1994 designed to remove the regime installed by the 1991 Haitian coup d'état
The Haitian National Palace, located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, heavily damaged after the earthquake of 2010. This was originally a two-story structure; the second story completely collapsed.
Topographical map of Haiti
Saint-Marc Arrondissement, Artibonite Department
Köppen climate types of Haiti
Saut-d'Eau waterfall
Haiti's border with the Dominican Republic in 2002, showing the extent of deforestation on the Haitian side (left)
The endangered Hispaniolan solenodon, endemic to the island
Jovenel Moïse was the President of Haiti until he was assassinated on 7 July 2021.
Departments of Haiti
Members of the Haitian National Police Force marching band stand at parade
Historical GDP per capita development
A proportional representation of Haiti exports, 2019
Haiti electricity production by source
Power plant in Port-au-Prince
A market in Cap-Haïtien
Rows of cabbage, Haiti
Labadee, a cruise ship destination
Rail map as of 1925
Toussaint L'Ouverture International Airport
A "Tap tap" bus in Port-Salut
Haiti's population (1800–2021)
People in Port-au-Prince
The Universite Roi Henri Christophe in Limonade
Swearing-in ceremony of Haitian Diaspora GwètòDe
Sans-Souci Palace, National History Park, Haiti
Santa María's anchor on display
Haiti national football team training in Port-au-Prince, 2004

After the 2010 earthquake, Partners In Health founded the Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais, the largest solar-powered hospital in the world.

Joia Mukherjee

Associate Professor with the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Associate Professor with the Division of Global Health Equity at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Since 2000, she has served as the Chief Medical Officer of Partners In Health, an international medical non-profit founded by Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl, and Jim Kim.