The Gifts of Hope –

I can never say too many good things about Partners in Health; and I can never say it as effectively as their website.  This year’s Christmas present to my family is a donation to PIH, and some information so that they can see where their “Christmas” is going.

The Gifts of Hope –

by Nicholas D. Kristof, December 18, 2010

ҦAnother terrific Haiti-focused organization is Partners in Health, (, founded by Dr. Paul Farmer, the Harvard Medical School professor. [Alongside Paul were Jim Kim, MD (now President of Dartmouth College), and Ophelia Dahl, my best friend at Wellesley College.]

A $100 donation pays for enough therapeutic food (a bit like peanut butter) to treat a severely malnourished child for one month. Or $50 provides seeds, agricultural implements and training for a family to grow more food for itself.”



At its root, our mission is both medical and moral. It is based on solidarity, rather than charity alone. When a person in Peru, or Siberia, or rural Haiti falls ill, PIH uses all of the means at our disposal to make them well—from pressuring drug manufacturers, to lobbying policy makers, to providing medical care and social services. Whatever it takes. Just as we would do if a member of our own family—or we ourselves—were ill.

For the complete list, click on the link above. Or to go directly to PIH use the tab at the top of the blog.


About Stein Ink

Gertrude Stein's cousin. Writer, Reader, Knitter. STARR Restaurant Reporter and Virtual Travel Editor for the Tri-City Voice, serving communities East of the Bay (as in San Francisco Bay Area). Married with one wife, one small dog, and an irritable cat. Raised on the East Coast, where they have an "edge" not found out here in California. Two grown children: good men with families.
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