Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
This week, Partners In Health Co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer visited Toronto, and his passion for health as a human right was heard right across the country.
Partners In Health Canada and the Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at the University of Toronto hosted a conversation and live webcast with Dr. Paul Farmer on June 10 at 7pm EDT, on Social Justice and the Movement for Global Health Equity.
Dr. Farmer spoke as part of the DFCM's 2013-2014 Speaker Series "Connections: Primary Care and Family Medicine in the Global Health Context." The evening was a resounding success! A link to the recording of the evening, as well as pictures of the event, will be posted as soon as they're available.
To our student network, to DFCM, and to everyone who participated in the conversation, thank you for being part of such an inspiring evening!
An anthropologist, physician, and Co-founder of Partners In Health, 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 Gutierrez, Reimagining Global Health: An Introduction, and To Repair the World: Paul Farmer Speaks to the Next Generation.
Tracy Kidder's book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World, chronicles the development of Dr. Farmer's work in Haiti and beyond.
Partners In Health Canada was founded in 2011 and works with sister organizations in Haiti and Rwanda to deliver high quality health care and advance social justice.