Good in All Things is proud to feature the Partners in Health’s video “Walking the Walk” in our first issue. “Walking the Walk” follows survivors of the Haitian earthquake, many who have lost limbs, learning to not only walk again, but serving as an inspiration, and mentor to others who have similar struggles.
Partners In Health (PIH) was founded in Boston by Paul Farmer, Thomas J. White, and Todd McCormack to support activities in Cange, Haiti. They are joined in this effort by Ophelia Dahl and Jim Yong Kim, also a medical student at Harvard. These activities now include schools, clinics, a training program for health outreach workers, a mobile unit that screens residents of area villages for preventable diseases, and an ongoing study of sickness and health among the peasants of rural Haiti that will form the basis of Farmer’s 1992 book, AIDS and Accusation. Paul Farmer, and PIH, was the subject of Tracy Kidder’s book, Mountains Beyond Mountains. (To learn more about Partners in Health, click here)