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Partner’s In Health


“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.” 
― Paul Farmer

Uncommon Union has worked with Partners in Health (PIH) on several initiatives coordinating communications beginning with the ebola response in West Africa. This included the a charitable “HEAL” t-shirt campaign with Brooklyn Industries and media outreach including Paul Farmer’s appearance on the Colbert Report. Additionally, Uncommon Union kickstarted two programs associated with PIH : a NYC Marathon fundraising team and a prospective high school internship program at the Zamni Beni home for children in Haiti. Uncommon Union’s work in the later attracted interest in the target millennial audience resulting in published pieces on RYOT.  Partners In Health’s 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 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.

Surgery For All
Harvard Magazine, July 2015

Partners in Health plans to stay in West Africa even as one of its workers is stricken with Ebola
The Boston Globe, MARCH 16, 2015

Paul Farmer on The Colbert Report
The Colbert Report, November 21, 2014

Creating Bottom-Up Tech Tools to Fight Ebola
TechPresident/Friday, November 21, 2014

A Boston Doctor vs. Ebola: Nahid Bhadelia is Treating Patients with the Disease in Sierra Leone
Boston Magazine/Tuesday, November 25, 2014

To Contain Ebola Outbreaks, First Train Caregivers
Yale Global Online/Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Why America’s Ebola Patients Survive
The Week/Saturday, November 15, 2014

Google and Its Users Jointly Raise $7.5 Million to End Ebola, CEO Larry Page Donates $15 Million
International Business Times/Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Ebola Volunteers Wrestle with Quarantine Mandates
Washington Post/Saturday, November 8, 2014

Learning to See in Haiti’s Zanmi Beni Home for Children
Ryot News, December 2015

Haiti’s Zanmi Beni Home for Children Offers Hope to Nation’s Most Vulnerable
Ryot News, December 2015

Would You Wear an Ebola T-Shirt?
Ryot News, May 15, 2015