The Doctor Who Would Cure Haiti

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Since I do not believe that there should be different recommendations for people living in the Bronx and people living in Manhattan, I am uncomfortable making different recommendations for my patients in Boston and in Haiti. –Dr. Paul Farmer

Fact of the Day:
Over 20 years ago, Dr. Paul Farmer graduated from Harvard Medical School, and promptly moved into a local church with his wife and daughter. The reason? He wanted to reduce his expenses so he could treat the homeless in Boston for free. Watch how this man systematically has changed the medical profession by focusing on one place, Haiti, for over 20 years — and in the process has rekindled what it means to be a doctor for thousands. [ more ]

Be The Change:
Last May, DailyGood featured Sri, a UCSF Doctor-Poet who was serving in Burundi, and is now in Haiti with Paul Farmer’s organization — write him with your blessings and support. [ more ]

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