DR. PAUL FARMER

Dr. Paul Farmer, physician and anthropologist, is chief strategist and co-founder of Partners In Health, Kolokotrones University Professor and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He also serves as U.N. Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community-based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti. Dr. Farmer has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. His most recent books are In the Company of the Poor: Conversations with Dr. Paul Farmer and Fr. Gustavo Gutiérrez, Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction, and To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation.

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To Repair the World: Dr. Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation

One of the most passionate and influential voices for global health equity and social justice, Dr. Farmer encourages young people to tackle the greatest challenges of our times. Farmer asks his audience to counter failures of imagination that keep billions of people without access to health care, safe drinking water, decent schools, and other basic human rights. This inspiring speech leaves his listeners with an uplifting vision: that with creativity, passion, teamwork, and determination, the next generations can make the world a safer and more humane place.