Paul Farmer

0 Paul Farmer explains why global health has to first focus on poverty

I caught up with physician-activist Paul Farmer at the Clinton Global Initiative, the other big meeting in New York full of heads of state, celebs and bigwigs. Farmer, the inspiring and controversial cyclist-celeb Lance Armstrong and others have joined in the clarion call to expand the global health agenda to…

1 Digging deeper into the cycle of poverty and disease

It seems pretty obvious to most of us regular folks that being poor also increases your risk of being in poor health and that, conversely, illness can make you poor. And it seems pretty clear that this is even more so for the very poor living in parts of Africa…