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Haiti After the Earthquake
September 12 2011
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A portion of the event’s proceeds were donated to Partners In Health,
Make sure to read these additional postings:
"Paul Farmer's 'Haiti: After the Earthquake'" in the Washington Post
Click the following links to learn about Dr. Jon LaPook's coverage for CBS News a few months after the earthquake:
About the Author - Paul Farmer, M.D., Ph.D., is Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, and co-founder of Partners In Health. He also serves as UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti, under Special Envoy Bill Clinton. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues have pioneered novel, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings. He has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality. He is also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
About the Book - On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake laid waste to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, killing hundreds of thousands of people. Within three days, Dr. Paul Farmer arrived in the Haitian capital, along with a team of volunteers, to lend his services to the injured.