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Causes: International, International Development

Mission: Please see our new listing, PARTNERS IN HEALTH A NONPROFIT CORPORATION, under EIN 04-3567502, for a current profile on Partners In Health and the work of Dr. Paul Farmer.

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Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yoon Kim, and Ophelia Dahl began Partners in Health in Haiti in 1987, extended its services to Peru and then Rwanda. Now its work against Antibiotic Resistant TB benefits the world. I learned about this great nonprofit through Tracy Kidder's book "Mountains Beyond Mountains". Kidder tells the beginnings of this organization--as Farmer, a young student at Harvard Medical School, turned an internship project into a lasting series of health clinics to provide a "preferential option for the poor in health care". PIH uses its resources frugally and still links its permanent staff with leading medical professionals. The website PIH.org states "At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone".