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Dr. Paul Farmer, Who Brought Free, Quality Healthcare to World’s Poorest, Dies at 62

HeadlineFeb 22, 2022

Dr. Paul Farmer, the world-renowned infectious disease doctor and medical anthropologist, died unexpectedly on Monday at the age of 62 in Rwanda on the grounds of a hospital and university that he helped establish. As a medical student in 1987, Paul Farmer co-founded the group Partners In Health to deliver free, quality healthcare to people in Haiti. Over time the organization grew into an international network serving patients in many of the poorest parts of the world in dealing with crises from AIDS to Ebola to tuberculosis. Later in the broadcast, we’ll look back at our interviews with Dr. Paul Farmer over the years and will speak with one of his longtime colleagues at Partners In Health.

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