Paul Farmer





Paul Farmer


Born
in North Adams, Massachusetts, The United States
October 26, 1959

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Paul Farmer is a U.S. anthropologist and physician, the Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard University, and an attending physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. In May 2009 he was named chairman of Harvard Medical School's Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. His medical specialty is infectious diseases. Farmer is one of the founders of Partners In Health, an international health and social justice organization.

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How we can save millions of lives
Washington Post
Ten million people — many of them young and most of them poor — will die around the world this year from diseases for which safe, effective and affordable treatments exist. In Haiti, these are known as "stupid deaths." What's more, inadequate health ...

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Pathologies of Power: Healt...

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Infections and Inequalities...

4.07 avg rating — 2,116 ratings — published 1999 — 6 editions
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Haiti: After the Earthquake

3.84 avg rating — 773 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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AIDS and Accusation: Haiti ...

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The Uses of Haiti

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To Repair the World: Paul F...

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Partner to the Poor: A Paul...

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In the Company of the Poor:...

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Reimagining Global Health: ...

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Women, Poverty, and AIDS: S...

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

“It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.”
Paul Farmer

“Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care. ”
Paul Farmer

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Around the World ...: Haiti 13 342 Nov 26, 2015 07:57AM  
The History Book ...: HISTORY OF HAITI 40 306 Apr 05, 2016 01:39AM  


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