The sudden loss of Dr. Paul Farmer is being felt around the world. Tracy Kidder’s biography tells the riveting story of Farmer’s ascension from difficult family circumstances in Florida without basic health insurance to becoming the preeminent voice of the poor in global public health. He survived an unfair system and made his mission to fix it.
The need for equity in public health is far greater than just about anything else. Dr. Paul Farmer went where no one would dare to go and helped those no one would care to help. He will be missed. RIP