Meet Israel Israel Musalam was involved in a road traffic accident while on his motorcycle to work. He was hit from the back by a truck that left him with two broken bones in his leg. Israel was taken to Zomba Hospital Center in Malawi, where doctors inserted long metal pins in his leg to […]
Meet Simon In 2015, Simon John started to notice issues with his heart causing shortness of breath and affecting his ability to walk. He visited several hospitals in Malawi but they were unable to diagnose his condition. Finally, Simon went to the Neno District Hospital, a Partners In Health sister organization in Malawi. At the […]
Meet Vito Vito Chiwala is 36 years old living in the rural village of Mwandoma, Malawi. In 2001, his legs began to give him problems. Not being able to walk prevented him from going to work on the farm and his wife became his caretaker and the primary breadwinner of their family. Unable to work, […]
This article provides a case study of an integrated chronic care clinic in Neno District, Malawi that utilizes a robust HIV program as a platform for NCD screening and treatment, providing longitudinal care for patients with an array of chronic diseases including HIV and common NCDs.
Meet Sheila Sheila Chipenge is 14 years old, living with type 1 diabetes in rural Malawi. When Sheila first began to experience symptoms, she struggled to find an accurate diagnosis. She was finally diagnosed by Partners In Health’s sister organization in Malawi, Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU) in June 2014 and has been managing her […]
Meet Nimiya Nimiya Ziwoya is a 40-year-old woman living in the rural district of Neno in Malawi. When Nimiya was seven months pregnant, she noticed that her legs were swollen and she was finding it difficult to breathe. She then went to the local hospital, where she was referred to Neno District Hospital, which is […]
Meet Enock Enock Maloya is a young man living in Neno, a rural district in the southern region of Malawi. Dr. Grant Gonani is one of his doctors, a mental health specialist who works at Abwenzi Pa Za Umoyo (APZU), Partners In Health’s sister organization in Malawi. Enock benefits from consistent clinical care and supervision […]
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.
Accessible NCD and injury treatment for the poorest billion people is a priority for Partners In Health, an organization that has long focused on providing a preferential option for the poor. Located in rural districts of countries such as Haiti, Rwanda, and Malawi, PIH is uniquely poised to treat those faced with the diseases and risk factors of poverty.