Thursday, June 10, 2010

Paul Farmer and Partners in Health, Then and Now

Here are some pictures and links to articles about Paul Farmer and Partners in Health.

The first picture shows Pere Lafontant and his wife, fondly called Mamito, who passed away last month. Farmer wrote a nice tribute to her on the Partners in Health Web site.

Paul Farmer with the Lafontants in the 1980's

Recently Farmer has been working in Rwanda with PIH hospitals.  His wife Didi initiated the adoption of a Rwandan baby girl while pregnant with their second child who was born just a few months afterwards.

Farmer with wife Didi, daughter Catherine, new son Sebastian, and adopted daughter Elizabeth (in pink) - Rwanda, 2010

Partners in Health and Paul Farmer in Rwanda, 2010

The following link provides many recent photos of the Partners in Health clinics/hospitals in Rwanda and Farmer's current activity there.  He has also published a collection of writings called Partner to the Poor.  On the occasion of this new publication, Tracy Kidder, author of our book Mountains Beyond Mountains, reflects on some of his experiences with Farmer, many of which were not included in the book.


Anonymous said...

There are not too many men like Paul Farmer for what he has done for the poor in all over the world, specially for Haitians.His dedication is beyond anyone's imagination in today's lifestyle.
God bless him and his family.
N.T. Florida

Susan said...

Dr. Farmer is like no other man on earth. He truly lives to serve those who suffer most in this world and he does so with true generosity and love in his heart and a smile on his face. After reading "Mountains Beyond Mountains," he has become my personal hero. Thank you, Dr. Farmer for the gifts you have given of yourself to so many.
SLK- Florida