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Guest lecture with Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer will lecture on When Investments in Health Equity Pay Off: Avoiding False Debates in Health and Human Rights, March 20th, 2013.

Paul Farmer is a founding director of Partners In Health (PIH).

The Department of Social Anthropology welcomes Dr. Paul Farmer, best known for his humanitarian work providing "first world" health care for "third world" people, beginning in Haiti. Co-founder of world health organization "Partners In Health," he is "the man who would cure the world" as made famous in award winning "Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Tracy Kidder.

Dr. Paul Farmer
(Photo: Harvard

Medical School)

He was appointed as United Nations Secretary-General's Special Adviser for Community-based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti on 28 December 2012. An American anthropologist and physician, he is currently the Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard University, formerly the Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, an attending physician and Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Time and place

March 20, 2013, 2:15 - 4:00 pm.

Arne Næss' Auditorium, Georg Morgenstiernes hus (Blindern University Campus)


Department of Social Anthropology, UiO



Published Mar 13, 2013 01:40 PM - Last modified Apr 30, 2013 10:43 AM