Our mission is to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, Partners In Health strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair.
We draw on the resources of the world’s leading medical and academic institutions and on the lived experience of the world’s poorest and sickest communities. At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone.
When our patients are ill and have no access to care, our team of health professionals, scholars, and activists will do whatever it takes to make them well—just as we would do if a member of our own families or we ourselves were ill.
Established in 1987, PIH provides top-notch medical care while working hand-in-hand with local and national governments to strengthen health systems. We collaborate with national governments in 11 countries, across four continents, to ensure quality health care is available in some of the world’s most vulnerable communities.
Countries we currently serve are Haiti, Mexico, Peru, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Rwanda, Malawi, Lesotho, Kazakhstan, Navajo Nation, and Unites States.
We commit to struggle alongside the destitute sick against the economic and political structures that cause and perpetuate poverty and illness. Through service, training, advocacy, and research, we seek to raise the standard of care for the destitute sick everywhere.