Paul Farmer Leaves Behind the Legacy of a Global Public Health Movement

We remember Dr. Paul Farmer’s life and legacy. He was a public health icon who spent decades creating community health networks that helped millions of poor people in Sierra Leone, Haiti, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and elsewhere. He was 62 when he suddenly died on Monday. We feature Farmer’s past interviews with Democracy Now!Talk to Joia Mukherjee, Farmer’s longtime colleague. Farmer leaves behind a remarkable legacy and an “enormous community of people that he brought to this large table that is now global health,” says Mukherjee, chief medical officer for Partners In Health, where she worked with Farmer for 23 years.

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