Jim Ansara: “What I Want People to Know About Paul Farmer”
Jim Ansara, co-founder and executive director of Build Health International, wrote a tribute to Paul Farmer. The following is an excerpt from WBUR’s Cognoscenti.
“Dr. Paul Farmer’s unreasonable vision about what was possible, and what could be accomplished has led to great advancements in the global health community, time and time again. From proving against conventional wisdom, and the scientific community, that multidrug-resistant tuberculosis could be treated successfully through a low-cost community health model, a program in Haiti to treat HIV/AIDS patients, building a hospital, cancer center, and then medical school in rural Rwanda, to leading PIH into an emergency Ebola response and then permanent programs in West Africa.”