I’m Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners In Health, physician, anthropologist, and global health advocate. AMA!
Hi Reddit! I'm Dr. Paul Farmer. Over thirty years ago, I went to Haiti for the first time and began the work that would become Partners In Health—work you may have read about in Tracy Kidder's book, “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” or in one of my own books, like “Infections and Inequalities.”
Everyone deserves high-quality health care, and at PIH we fight to deliver it to some of the world’s poorest people. We built a hospital after the 2010 earthquake shook Haiti. We fight multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in the slums of Peru. We went to Liberia and Sierra Leone to tackle Ebola. And now we’re battling new threats, such as the Zika virus.
I believe we can deliver health care to everyone who needs it, but it’s going to take a lot of work.
Here’s my proof: https://twitter.com/PIH/status/709906916957405192
And here's where you can learn more about our work: http://www.pih.org/blog/addressing-the-root-cause-of-illness
I'll start answering questions around 2, so ask me anything!
EDIT: I’m signing off now because I have to go see a patient. Can’t thank you enough for this exchange!