From 2017-2020, Partners In Health will be collaborating with Helmsley Charitable Trust on a $12 million partnership to support increased access to type 1 diabetes and integrated NCD care across four PIH sites in sub-Saharan Africa and Haiti.
As one of the first products related to the NCDI Poverty Commission, researchers have recently released a paper which presents evidence that among the world's poorest populations, the burden of death and disability from CVD affects people at a much younger age than in high-income countries and is caused mainly by infectious and environmental risk factors.
Published in June 2016 by commissioners and advisers of the Lancet NCDI Poverty Commission, this paper summarizes what is known about the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease among the world’s poorest people and evaluates the relevance of global targets for CVD control in this population.
With leadership from clinicians in Haiti and Rwanda, PIH is working to change the unjust realities that our diabetes patients face. This work was highlighted at the 2015 World Diabetes Congress in Vancouver, with several Haitian diabetes experts in attendance to present and share their experiences.
This commentary, published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, outlines the imperative to extend global research, access to medicines, and care delivery efforts to better address the diabetes burden of the world’s poorest patients. The article also announces two current initiatives supported by Helmsley Charitable Trust, including PIH’s efforts to improve integrated diabetes care in Haiti and Rwanda.
Using the experiences of Partners In Health and Zanmi Lasante (ZL) in Haiti, this article demonstrates the potential for success of a surgical program in a rural, resource poor area where services are provided through the public sector, integrated with primary health care services, and provided free of charge. Scaling up surgical services can reduce the burden of many NCDs and injuries in low-income countries.
In Dec. 2014, the Helmsley Charitable Trust announced a $3 million gift linking integrated care for pediatric diabetes with a global analysis of implementation gaps for the poorest billion. The grant will enable Partners in Health to strengthen clinical programs in Rwanda and Haiti, and to share learning across Synergies-supported countries.
This article discusses the approach taken by researchers working with Partners In Health/Zanmi Lasante to develop and validate a screening instrument for depression specific to Haitians living in Haiti (available in appendix).
Using the experiences of Partners In Health's work in Haiti, this article outlines a model for providing sustainable community-based, long-term mental health care as a solution to address the aftermath of acute-on-chronic disasters such as the 2010 earthquake.
The "5x5" article outlines a pyramid of care approach to addressing common mental disorders in low-resource settings. The framework is inspired by several existing treatment delivery initiatives, such as Partners In Health's work at Zanmi Lasante in Haiti.