Paul Farmer Discusses Health ‘Capacity Building,’ Funding In Devex Interview
Devex: Paul Farmer: ‘We’ve met the enemy — and he is us’
“…Devex caught up with [Partners In Health co-founder Paul] Farmer last week at the U.S. Senate, where he offered his assessment of key lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak in West Africa to the Foreign Relations Committee. … One of Farmer’s conclusions for the Senate panel was that the aid community’s commitment to ‘building local capacity’ has often been ‘distorted.’ Devex pressed Farmer on the point after the hearing … to hear what changes he would like to see to the way ideas like ‘capacity building’ get translated into action — and funding…” (Igoe, 12/15).
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