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Uploaded on Sep 21, 2010
Partners in Health founder Paul Farmer spoke at Macalester's opening convocation on Sept. 14, 2010. Partners in Health is an international health and social justice nonprofit that became famous when its founder and his work served as the subject of Tracy Kidder's 2003 book Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World. PIH began its work in Haiti in 1987 and now has projects in Rwanda, Russia, Malawi, Lesotho, and Peru. In 2009 Farmer was named United Nations Deputy Special Envoy to Haiti to assist in improving conditions in that country.