Watch: Dr. Paul Farmer’s Memorial Service

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Doctor, teacher, activist remembered by PIH, global health community

Posted on Mar 14, 2022

Hundreds gathered in Trinity Church in Boston to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Paul Farmer. (Photo by John Ra / Partners In Health)

Partners In Health honoured the life and legacy of Dr. Paul Farmer in a memorial service in Boston on Saturday, March 12, alongside friends and family of the late PIH co-founder and leaders in the global health community.

The two-hour memorial service took place at Trinity Church in Copley Square, where more than 600 people gathered and thousands more joined virtually, from Rwanda to Peru.

Eulogies were delivered by PIH Co-founder Dr. Jim Kim; Catherine Farmer, Paul’s oldest daughter; Dr. Anthony Fauci, a friend and chief medical advisor to President Joseph Biden; and PIH Co-founder Ophelia Dahl, who remembered Farmer’s fierce love and compassion, visionary leadership, and relentless humor.

Dr. Paul Farmer unexpectedly passed away on February 21 while in Butaro, Rwanda, teaching and mentoring the next generation of clinicians at the University of Global Health Equity and caring for patients at Butaro District Hospital.

Watch the recording of the memorial service (in English) below.

The recording will include captions in Haitian Creole, Spanish, and French soon.

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