Paul Farmer, American Physician & Global Health Care Pioneer, Dies At 62

Paul Farmer, a renowned health care professional from the US died on Monday at an age of 62. He’s known for his immense contribution for his innovative kind of work, especially in providing quality health care to the poor.

His demise was confirmed by his nonprofit group of partners that said h took his last breath on Monday.


Many Personalities Register Their Condolences for Paul Farmer

This is what it said, “unexpectedly passed away today in his sleep while in Rwanda.”

“Paul Farmer’s loss is devastating, but his vision for the world will live on through Partners in Health,” the group’s CEO Dr. Sheila Davis said in a statement. “Paul taught all those around him the power of accompaniment, love for one another, and solidarity.”

Paul Farmer came into the limelight after his immense contribution to providing quality health care services to the poor people in the country. This is what a 2003 book wrote about him, “Mountains Beyond Mountains,” called him “the man who would cure the world.” it said.


After hearing the sad news, many renowned celebrities and physicians tweeted. Among those who paid their condolences were Samantha Power (former U.S. ambassador to the UN), “Devastating news,” she posted. “Paul Farmer gave everything — everything — to others. He saw the worst, and yet did all he could to bring out the best in everyone he encountered.” she wrote.

Well known medical analyst and pulmonologist Dr. Vin Gupta tweeted, “It is hard to overstate the impact Dr. Paul Farmer had on the medical profession,” he wrote.

Dr. Ashish K. Jha from Brown University tweeted, “He taught us what global health should be and inspired all of us to do better.” he wrote.

Popular actor and an activist Edward Norton wrote, “one of the most loving, funny, generous & inspiring people Paul Farmer to grace humanity with his soul in our lifetimes.”

“We want to be able to say, just once, that the quality of care we’re giving to people living in abject poverty is as good as if they were born in some ritzy part of Manhattan, say. That vision of equity and justice and decency is what we’d like to give birth to,” Farmer said.

“What a crushing loss,” LaPook said Monday.


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