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Variety—Healthcare Doc ‘Bending the Arc,’ Exec Produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, Gets U.S. Release (EXCLUSIVE)

August 16, 2017

Abramorama has acquired U.S. theatrical rights to the healthcare documentary “Bending the Arc,” with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as executive producers. The film, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year, will…

NPR—Nurse Wins Prize For Research On Benefits Of Faster Tuberculosis Testing

August 14, 2017

There was a time when Chenai Mathabire read Vogue, watched beauty pageants on TV and fantasized about being a supermodel. Today she helps the sick and injured as a nurse and epidemiologist. Last month, the…

Bending the Arc at Newport Film Festival

August 11, 2017

Last night we had the privilege of joining the Newport Film Festival for an incredible evening. We screened Bending the Arc outdoors, followed by a Q&A with PIH co-founders Todd McCormack and Jim Yong…

NPR—Imagine: Facing Surgery Without An Anesthesiologist On Hand

August 10, 2017

In Africa as well as parts of Asia and Latin America, women and babies die when labor takes a complicated turn and there is no one to provide a cesarean section. Young people succumb…

Vox—Top Democratic, Republican health experts agree on this plan to fix Obamacare

August 9, 2017

A prominent and unlikely group of liberal and conservative health experts have authored an ambitious plan to fix the Affordable Care Act — and they plan to make a hard push for their ideas on Capitol…

The Price of Peace? Peacekeeping with Impunity Harms Public Health in Haiti

August 7, 2017

In April, 2017, the United Nations (UN) announced that it will withdraw peacekeeping soldiers from Haiti after 13 years there. Known by its French acronym MINUSTAH, the mission has been controversial in security terms, but…

The New York Times—Only Six Nations Have Evaluated Readiness for Global Pandemic

July 31, 2017

Of the world’s countries, only six — three rich ones and three poor ones — have taken the steps they should have to evaluate their ability to withstand a global pandemic, according to a…

The Washington Post—We can cure hepatitis C. But we’re now making the same mistake we did with AIDS.

July 29, 2017

Neil Gupta is an instructor in internal medicine and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a clinical director for the nonprofit organization Partners in Health. Paul Farmer is the Kolokotrones university professor at Harvard…

Health is a Human Right

July 27, 2017

In 1978 the governments of the world came together and determined that “Health, which is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, is a fundamental human right, whose realization requires action by…

When the tide turned

July 21, 2017

Millions of people die every year from a disease that is 100% treatable and curable. Over 95% of those people live in poor countries. After five years working in Haiti, Dr. Farmer found that…