Health—General & Rehabilitative

Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation

  • Boston, MA
  • www.pih.org

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.

Main Programs

  1. Partners In Health Programs

service areas

International

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ruling year

2002

chief executive

Ms. Ophelia Dahl

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Keywords

HIV/AIDS, social justice, health care, Haiti, women's health, infectious disease, TB, Peru, Paul Farmer, Rwanda, poverty, international health, Jim Kim, Harvard, Brigham, community health, Malawi, Lesotho, Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder, Boston

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EIN

04-3567502

Physical Address

888 Commonwealth Ave 3rd Floor

Boston, 02215 5578

Also Known As

PIH; Partners In Health

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Hospitals and Primary Medical Care Facilities (E20)

Hospital (General) (E22)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Partners In Health Programs

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.

Category

Health Care

Budget

$72,800,000.00

Population Served

General Public/Unspecified

service areas

International

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Blog

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Social Media

@facebook.com/partnersinhealth

@twitter.com/pih

Funding Needs

Partners In Health's budget for FY11 (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011) is $72.8 million.

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PARTNERS IN HEALTH A NONPROFIT CORPORATION
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation

Leadership

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE FOR FISCAL YEAR

Ms. Ophelia Dahl

BIO

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.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Paul Farmer

Partners In Health

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