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Life and work of global health champion Dr Paul Farmer

Dr. Paul Farmer, a physician, anthropologist and co-founder of the nonprofit health organisation Partners in Health (PiH), died at the age of 62 on February 21. PiH confirmed his death in a tweet. Farmer dedicated his life to improving healthcare for the world’s poorest people.

February 23, 2022 / 01:28 PM IST
Dr. Paul Farmer, a physician, anthropologist and co-founder of the nonprofit health organization Partners in Health (PiH), has died at the age of 62 on February 21. PiH confirmed his death in a tweet. Farmer dedicated his life to improving healthcare for the world’s poorest people. A snapshot of life and work of Dr. Paul Farmer, renowned doctor, anthropologist and humanitarian credited with providing healthcare to millions of impoverished people worldwide. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Dr. Paul Farmer, a physician, anthropologist and co-founder of the nonprofit health organisation Partners in Health (PiH), died at the age of 62 on February 21. PiH confirmed his death in a tweet. Farmer dedicated his life to improving healthcare for the world’s poorest people. A snapshot of life and work of Dr. Paul Farmer, renowned doctor, anthropologist and humanitarian credited with providing healthcare to millions of impoverished people worldwide. (Image: News18 Creative)
He is renowned for providing healthcare to millions of impoverished people worldwide. (Image: News18 Creative)
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He is renowned for providing healthcare to millions of impoverished people worldwide. (Image: News18 Creative)
Unlike many doctors, Farmer often lived among the people he was treating, fist in Haiti and later in communities from Rwanda to impoverished neighborhoods in Boston. As a medical student, Dr. Farmer decided to build a clinic in Haiti. Today it has grown into a vast network serving some of the world’s poorest communities across many countries. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Unlike many doctors, Farmer often lived among the people he was treating, first in Haiti and later in communities from Rwanda to impoverished neighbourhoods in Boston. As a medical student, Dr. Farmer decided to build a clinic in Haiti. Today it has grown into a vast network serving some of the world’s poorest communities across many countries. (Image: News18 Creative)
Dr. Farmer began his lifelong commitment to Haiti in 1983 while still a student, working with dispossessed farmers in Haiti’s Central Plateau. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Dr. Farmer began his lifelong commitment to Haiti in 1983 while still a student, working with dispossessed farmers in Haiti’s Central Plateau. (Image: News18 Creative)
In 1987 Farmer co-founded Partners In Health (PiH) with Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl, Thomas J. White, and Todd McCormack. (Image: News18 Creative)
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In 1987 Farmer co-founded Partners In Health (PiH) with Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl, Thomas J. White, and Todd McCormack. (Image: News18 Creative)
Global non-profit PiH now collaborates with national governments in 12 countries to provide quality health care to some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Global non-profit PiH now collaborates with national governments in 12 countries to provide quality health care to some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. (Image: News18 Creative)
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, PiH provided 8,21,000 COVID-19 screenings. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Amid the coronavirus outbreak, PiH provided 8,21,000 COVID-19 screenings. (Image: News18 Creative)
Remembering Paul Farmer, a giant in the world of public health. (Image: News18 Creative)
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Remembering Paul Farmer, a giant in the world of public health. (Image: News18 Creative)