Organization Provides Health Care To Poorest People In The World
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Aired 4/9/14 on KPBS Midday Edition.
We're all used to seeing the images of sick and desperate people in the poorest nations of the world. Some of us may be moved to send a donation, many of us will simply be thankful that our lives are better off. Only a few of us see those images and say this must change. Physician and medical anthropologist Paul Farmer is one of those few.
Farmer and the organization he co-founded, Partners in Health, are known internationally for providing first-world health care to some of the poorest people in the world; and in the process advocating for a concept of world health that goes far beyond a pill or vaccine.
Farmer was the subject of "Mountains Beyond Mountains," written by Pulitizer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder. Farmer has written several books himself including "To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation."
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