Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader

Publication date: 04/21/10
by Paul Farmer
University of California Press
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For nearly thirty years, anthropologist, physician, and PIH co-founder Paul Farmer has traveled to some of the most impoverished places on earth to bring comfort and the best possible medical care to the poorest of the poor. Driven by his stated intent to "make human rights substantial," Paul has treated sufferers of HIV/AIDS and drug-resistant tuberculosis in Haiti, Peru, Siberia, and Rwanda. Throughout his career, Paul has written eloquently and extensively on these efforts.

Partner to the Poor collects his writings from 1988 to 2009 on anthropology, epidemiology, health care for the global poor, and international public health policy, providing a broad overview of his work. It illuminates the depth and impact of Farmer's contributions and demonstrates how, over time, this unassuming and dedicated doctor has fundamentally changed the way we think about health, international aid, and social justice.

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