current authorinfo@pih.orgoriginal authorBeth Helmstetter

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The mission of Partners In Health 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.

They 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, their mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone.

When their patients are ill and have no access to care, the Partners In Health team of health professionals, scholars, and activists will do whatever it takes to make them well—just as they would do if a member of their own families or if they, themselves were ill.