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Farmer: Key to global health is community-based care

Farmer: Key to global health is community-based care

The screen behind Dr. Paul Farmer depicted a Rwandan man with a short gray beard on his chin, his lips curved into a vague smile. He wore blue cloth pants held up with a loose belt that dangled from his fragile hips. He had no shirt, drawing immediate attention to his frail body. His ribs protruded from underneath his skin, his arms nothing but bone covered with a thin layer of skin. In his right hand, he gripped a wooden walking stick.

“I said upon meeting this man, whose name is John, ‘We have all the medications that we need to get you better,’” Farmer said.

Farmer to open global health week

Farmer to open global health week

A man who has tirelessly sought to tackle a global health care crisis by helping one person at a time will speak at Chautauqua today.

Paul Farmer is one of the founders of Partners In Health, an international organization that provides medical care and advocates for social justice for underprivileged patients across the world. He will speak at 10:45 a.m. today in the
Amphitheater.