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The New York Times—Only Six Nations Have Evaluated Readiness for Global Pandemic

July 31, 2017

Of the world’s countries, only six — three rich ones and three poor ones — have taken the steps they should have to evaluate their ability to withstand a global pandemic, according to a…

The Washington Post—We can cure hepatitis C. But we’re now making the same mistake we did with AIDS.

July 29, 2017

Neil Gupta is an instructor in internal medicine and pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a clinical director for the nonprofit organization Partners in Health. Paul Farmer is the Kolokotrones university professor at Harvard…

Health is a Human Right

July 27, 2017

In 1978 the governments of the world came together and determined that “Health, which is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, is a fundamental human right, whose realization requires action by…

When the tide turned

July 21, 2017

Millions of people die every year from a disease that is 100% treatable and curable. Over 95% of those people live in poor countries. After five years working in Haiti, Dr. Farmer found that…

New York Times—In Health Care, Republicans Could Learn From Rwanda

July 18, 2017

Republicans, you are probably tired of hearing how so many Americans are sicker than their peers in other rich countries, lacking access to needed medical care. There are only so many times one can take…

The Bending the Arc story

July 14, 2017

I want to share something with you. Bending the Arc is the story of three people—Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl—who met in Haiti when they were barely in their twenties, saw…

Harvard Study: Vitamin A Helps Protect Against TB

July 7, 2017

Tuberculosis is the most deadly infectious disease in the world, killing 1.8 million people in 2015 alone, yet little is known about why exposure to the airborne disease sickens some people and not others.…

Skoll Foundation—Bending the Arc: Setting the Bar High for Social Change

July 5, 2017

Thirty years ago, as horrific disease like AIDS and tuberculosis ravaged much of the world, three remarkable young people—Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer, and Ophelia Dahl—came together in a squatter settlement in Haiti, determined…

World Health Organization—Director-General Dr Tedros takes the helm of WHO

July 3, 2017

Director-General Dr Tedros takes the helm of WHO: address to WHO staff Today it is my pleasure and privilege to join and stand before you as the new Director-General of the World Health Organization.…

New York Times—U.S. Malaria Donations Saved Almost 2 Million African Children

June 27, 2017

Over the last decade, American donations to fight malaria in Africa have saved the lives of nearly two million children, according to a new analysis of mortality rates in 32 countries there. The study,…