Dr. Paul Farmer on Haiti

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Dr. Paul Farmer, Professor at Harvard medical school, co-founder of Partners in Health and UN deputy special envoy to Haiti, discusses his work in the relief effort in Haiti.


Paul Farmer

Comments [4]

Liz from Brooklyn

Nobody mentioned the long term mental health consequences of this disaster. This is particularly important given the historical trauma from 20th century subjugation of Haitians in D.R. - the country's long term poverty and current state. Trauma counseling needs to be part of disaster relief- is this not part of Partners in Health's mission??

Jan. 26 2010 11:29 AM
William Jordan from Harlem

National Physicians Alliance and other groups are hosting a benefit for Haiti tonight, with all proceeds being donated to Partners in Health. We prefer you to donate online directly to Partners in Health:
And then bring your receipt as your ticket to entry for the benefit. We will also be accepting checks in person.

Amity Hall
80 W 3rd St

Tuesday 26 January

Jan. 26 2010 11:17 AM
Pliny from nyc

how come there are so many pre earthquake orphans in Haiti?

Jan. 26 2010 10:04 AM

Relief supplies are piling up on the tarmac. US military are forcing aid organizations to off load but not distribute. Tens of thousands of Haitians are leaving Port-au-Prince for their home towns and villages without getting even one bottle of water. The first truckload of water to leave the airport went to, are you ready for this? the US embassy. I did not donate for them. So what is this all about? Will relief supplies come back here to be used by Americans. Will they sell it?
Why are their 10,000 US soldiers there and only 300 doctors? Cuba has more doctors there. Is this a relief effort for the Americans or an opportunity for America to exploit the situation for the benefit of Americans and American corporations?

Jan. 26 2010 09:09 AM

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