Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer was one of the towering humanitarian figures of this era. He was an articulate and influential voice for global health equity and social justice. A physician, he was an assistant professor at the Harvard Medical School and a fellow at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He was a founding director of Partners In Health. He spent many years in Haiti where he conducted his research and medical practice in rural areas. He specialized in community-based efforts to improve the health of the poor. He is the author of The Uses of Haiti with an introduction by Noam ChomskyHis other books include AIDS and Accusation, Infections and Inequalities, Pathologies of Power and Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds. He died in 2022 in Rwanda on the grounds of a hospital and university he helped establish.