"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 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. Partners in HealthWe 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. 2013 PIH opens Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais in Haiti. The first medical residents begin training. PIH inaugurates the Butaro Ambulatory Cancer Center in northern Rwanda. 2012 PIH launches a new project in Mexico. PIH constructs a public flagship hospital in Mirebalais: a center of medical excellence, a national teaching hospital, and a major investment in Haiti’s infrastructure. 2011 PIH begins support of the COPE program in the Navajo Nation in the southwest United States. Building on previous work, PIH establishes a program in the Dominican Republic. With the Rwandan government, PIH opens a teaching hospital in Butaro that brings high-quality care and medical education to the entire East Africa region."