A Man Who Would Cure The World
Posted June 3, 2009on:
Ok so he looks a little geeky but this geeky guy found a way to cure poor people when their own countries couldn’t give them the healthcare that they deserved. He cured them literally one patient at a time. He is the founder of Partners in Health, which aims to bring healthcare to the poor in developing countries. He started “healing” in Haiti in the 80’s where he found a way to contain the spread of Tuberculosis. Now through Partners in Health, the poor in Lesotho, Rwanda and Malawi (to name a few) have access to healthcare. When you get the chance, I highly recommend that you read Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure The World. It was written by Tracy Kidder, who himself is an overflowing source of inspiration. The book is so compelling I guarantee you that you will finish the book in one sitting (assuming your Little Twin-duendes don’t grab your attention).
So when you do get to read this book, tell me what you think. I’m curious to know whether you think this man is inspiring or unrealistic.
Just a few days ago I read that Dr. Farmer is being considered to serve as one of Obama’s top level administrative posts in international development and assistance. The talk is he will be appointed the administrator of USAID. Whichever position he assumes, I’m sure that he will help this administration bring about the Change that everybody in this town is talking about.