We go. We make house calls. We build health systems. We stay.


Organization Name
We go. We make house calls. We build health systems. We stay.
English-Language Website URL
Type of organization
Year Founded
Lead Photo For Profile
HQ Location: City, Country
Boston, USA
HQ Mailing Address
888 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd floor, Boston, MA 02215 USA
Primary Contact and General Inquiries
Partners In Health
888 Commonwealth Avenue, 3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: +1 (617) 998-8922
Fax: +1 (617) 998-8973

PIH was founded in 1987 to deliver health care to the residents of Haiti’s mountainous Central Plateau region. In the 25 years since then, PIH has expanded in Haiti’s Artibonite and Central Plateau regions, and launched additional projects around the world.

You can see a timeline of our history here.



Our mission is to provide 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 (PIH) strives to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the 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.

Country (or countries) where active
Haiti, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Navajo Nation, Peru, Russia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone