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Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 12/02/2013: Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation

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AKA  PIH; Partners In Health
Boston, MA
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Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 12/02/2013: Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 11/10/2014: PARTNERS IN HEALTH A NONPROFIT CORPORATION

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Also Known As: PIH; Partners In Health
Physical Address: Boston, MA 02284 
EIN: 04-3567502
Web URL: www.pih.org 
Blog URL: www.pih.org/blog 
NTEE Category: E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E21 Community Health Systems
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E20 Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities
E Health—General & Rehabilitative
E22 Hospital (General)
Ruling Year: 2002 


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Mission Statement

Our mission is 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 benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. We 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, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When our patients are ill and have no access to care, our team of health professionals, scholars, and activists will do whatever it takes to make them well- just as we would do if a member of our own families, or we ourselves, were ill.

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Ms. Ophelia Dahl

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Ophelia Dahl has been advocating for the health and rights of poor people for nearly 30 years. In 1983, she volunteered at the small Eye Care Haiti clinic in Haiti’s impoverished Central Plateau. There she met Paul Farmer, and they have been working ever since to deliver high-quality health care to the destitute sick. Dahl has served as executive director of PIH since 2001 and as chair of the board since 2000. She is a graduate of Wellesley College and the recipient of the Union Medal by Union Theological Seminary. Dahl is chairman of Dahl & Dahl LLP, which manages the literary estate of her late father, the writer Roald Dahl. She also serves as vice president on the board of Roald Dahl’s Museum and Story Centre.

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Budget:
$72,800,000
Category:
Health Care
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Established in 1987, PIH provides technical and financial assistance, medical supplies, and administrative support to partner projects in Haiti, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Lesotho, Malawi, Mexico, Guatemala, Kazakhstan, the Dominican Republic, and Boston. The goal of these partnerships is neither charity nor development but rather "pragmatic solidarity" - a commitment to work alongside the destitute sick against the economic and political structures that cause and perpetuate poverty and illness. PIH believes that health care is a fundamental right, not a privilege. The work of PIH has three goals: to care for our patients, to alleviate the root causes of disease in their communities, and to share lessons learned around the world. Through service, training, advocacy, and research, we seek to raise the standard of care for the destitute sick everywhere.

Program Long-Term Success:

Partners In Health now serves 2.5 million people in some of the poorest communities in the world. PIH employs nearly13,000 people, almost 7,000 of which are community health workers. Only 200 are based in Boston, PIH headquarters; we are a field-based organization, with a focus on local-national capacity building.   Of the 13,000, more than 4000 people are employed by their respective Ministries of Health and receive salary supplements from Partners In Health. We are an organization that partners with the public sector. Of the 13,000, 73% (9,441) are drawn from the desitute population we are serving. They are employed, among many roles, as Community Health Workers,Nursing Assistants, Data Clerks, Maintenance, Security, Drivers, and Cooks. We are an organization that commits to a preferential option for the poor.

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