Alex Coutinho: Compassion, Care and Reassurance

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Courtesy of Alex Coutinho

Alex Coutinho, former executive director of Inshuti Mu Buzima, as PIH is known in Rwanda, wrote this reflection following the death of Paul Farmer:

Paul died like he lived his life, at the frontline serving patients and always teaching and mentoring. The greatest lesson you could learn was to observe Paul’s interaction with the sick and poor and hungry. The love, compassion, care and reassurance he gave his patients was like a spiritual experience reminding us of how our patients and their many needs should always come first.

Rest In Peace Paul.

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