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February 26, 2022

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Bending the Arc

For me, an area of moral clarity is: you’re in front of someone who’s suffering and you have the tools at your disposal to alleviate that suffering or even eradicate it, and you act.

– Paul Farmer –

Bending the Arc

“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong with the world.” Paul Farmer, the renowned Harvard physician and medical anthropologist, died this week at age 62. While the world mourns the loss of this towering figure in global health, it recollects his incandescent legacy of profound solidarity, fierce commitment and catalytic friendships across borders in delivering high-quality health care to some of the most devastated regions of the world. This trailer for the 2017 film, “Bending the Arc,” gives a glimpse of the the work of Farmer and a fledgling group of unstoppable health advocates taking on a seemingly impossible mission: global health equity, and the birth of a revolutionary organization, Partners In Health. { read more }

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For more inspiration, check out this powerful essay,”My first and last memories of Dr. Paul Farmer,” by Dr. Sriram Shamasunder. { more }

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