[act-ma] 11/15 Paul Farmer on Global Health Equity

Charlie Welch cwelch at tecschange.org
Wed Oct 31 17:50:48 PDT 2007

  Global Health Equity

Speaker: Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D.

  *Thursday, November 15, 2007*

Time: 4:00p–5:00p

Location: MIT Building 32- Room123 
<http://whereis.mit.edu/map-jpg?mapterms=32-123&mapsearch=go> Stata 
Center, Main and Albany Streets, near Kendall Sq. (T)

Physician-anthropologist Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to treating 
some of the world's poorest populations, in the process helping to raise 
standards of care in global health. He is the Presley Professor of 
Medical Anthropology at Harvard Medical School, an attending physician 
at Brigham and Women's Hospital, and co-founder of Partners in Health, a 
non-profit organization that provides free health care and undertakes 
advocacy activities on behalf of the destitute and sick. Along with his 
colleagues, Dr. Farmer has pioneered novel, community-based treatment 
strategies for AIDS and tuberculosis. He is the subject of Pulitzer 
Prize winner Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains.

Open to: the general public

Sponsor(s): Center for International Studies, School of Humanities, 
Arts, and Social Sciences

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Molina
jmolina at mit.edu

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