Remembering Dr Paul Farmer

The global health community, and the world, has lost a true champion and inspiration to many. Dr Paul Farmer dedicated his life to improving human health, and advocating for health equity and social justice. He touched countless lives by pioneering ways to bring quality healthcare to some of the world’s poorest regions, and by living the principle that everyone has the same right to a healthy life.

His spirit, his drive for equal access to healthcare, and his solidarity with the poor will live on through the work of Partners in Health – the organization he co-founded – and through the countless thousands of people he has mentored, inspired, and helped live healthier lives. He was also my friend and my mentor.

Our thoughts and sincere condolences go to his family, his friends, his colleagues, and the people he cared for.