February 22, 2022
By Mike Ziemerink
PWRDF is saddened and devastated to learn of the passing of Dr. Paul Farmer, founder of Partners In Health. Dr. Farmer was a tireless advocate for equitable healthcare for the most vulnerable. His work has been inspiring for PWRDF, demonstrating the value of health systems and community health workers in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho and elsewhere.
PWRDF is grateful for our partnership with Partners In Health, such as in Rwanda where we have supported PIH’s work since 2016. The fact that Dr. Farmer spent days prior to his passing teaching and training others is testament to his passion to further equip health systems even in rural and remote areas and ensure the best of health care for all.
We have seen firsthand the incredible impact Dr. Farmer has had on community heath across the globe. PWRDF extends our most sincere condolences to Dr. Farmer’s family, friends, and his colleagues at Partners In Health.