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Paul Farmer Discusses Equity In International Health With Scientific American

In this Scientific American “60-Second Health” podcast, journalist Katherine Harmon interviews Paul Farmer, a Harvard professor and co-founder of the non-profit Partners in Health, who is “famous for his health work in Haiti.” Farmer discusses international health as an equity issue, stating, “If we don’t have an equity strategy, then how can modern medicine and science participate meaningfully in responding to cancer in a globalized world? Same thing with cholera, same thing with AIDS, same thing with [tuberculosis], same thing with hunger, on and on it goes … I believe science — scientists and doctors and nurses — ought to be at the forefront of that rights-based charge,” according to the transcript (12/13).