Famed Founder of Medical Clinics for Poor to Speak in Honolulu


A Harvard Medical School professor who is a pioneer in providing health care to some of the poorest
people on Earth will visit the University of Hawaii at Manoa for two lectures this month,

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, helped found the international health organization Partners in Health in 1987,
starting with a charity clinic in Haiti. It is now a worldwide health organization in five other countries,
focusing on helping areas suffering from poverty, violence, and epidemics of disease obtain effective
drugs to treat HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.

Dr. Farmer will speak on Sunday, February 18, at 3 p.m. at the UH Medical School Auditorium in