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Paul Farmer

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It is very expensive to give bad medical care to poor people in a rich country.


— Paul Farmer


#poverty #rights #science #science

Anywhere you have extreme poverty and no national health insurance, no promise of health care regardless of social standing, that's where you see the sharp limitations of market-based health care.


— Paul Farmer


#care #extreme #extreme poverty #health #health care

Statistics or graphs,’” are not optimal to understand the ‘experience of suffering.’” (qtd in Sutton 11)


— Paul Farmer


#experience

Civil and political rights are critical, but not often the real problem for the destitute sick. My patients in Haiti can now vote but they can't get medical care or clean water.


— Paul Farmer


#civil #clean #clean water #critical #destitute

I'm one of six kids, and the eight of us lived for over a decade in either a bus or a boat.


— Paul Farmer


#bus #decade #eight #either #i

Again, conventional Catholicism does not much appeal to me.


— Paul Farmer


#appeal #catholicism #conventional #does #me

I mean, everybody should have access to medical care. And, you know, it shouldn't be such a big deal.


— Paul Farmer


#big #big deal #care #deal #everybody

But as for activism, my parents did what they could, given the constraints, but were never involved in the causes I think of when I think of activists.


— Paul Farmer


#activists #causes #constraints #could #did

I can't think of a better model for Haiti rebuilding than Rwanda.


— Paul Farmer


#haiti #i #model #rebuilding #rwanda

At the same time, it is obvious that clinicians in Haiti are faced with different, and, in fact, greater, challenges when attempting to treat complications of HIV disease.


— Paul Farmer


#challenges #complications #different #disease #faced






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Did you know about Paul Farmer?

He is editor-in-chief of Health and Human Rights Journal. White and Todd McCormack co-founded Partners In Health. PIH helps patients living in poverty to obtain effective drugs to treat tuberculosis and AIDS.

He was appointed as United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser for Community-based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti on 28 December 2012. His work is the subject of Tracy Kidder's 2003 book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. He currently resides in Kigali Rwanda.

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