Paul Farmer: “In the Company of the Poor”

Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer

The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that’s wrong with the world.

This statement from Paul Farmer, one of the most dedicated practitioners in global health, serves as shorthand for the mission statement of Partners In Health (PIH), the organization he helped found three decades ago to advance the belief that health is a human right. With a growing team of health care professionals, volunteers and donors, Farmer is spreading his philosophy of social justice and quality medical care to the most destitute parts of the world.

Watch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJpZnUjtorI

Listen: http://www.npr.org/2008/12/21/98460202/health-is-a-human-right

Read: http://www.pih.org/blog/in-the-company-of-the-poor