17 May 2008

Paul Farmer ~ Challenges of Global Health Delivery

Just viewed this piece by 60 Minutes on Paul Farmer & colleagues with Partners in Health. While I certainly admire Dr Farmer's innovative and generous spirit and the fantastic, I'm troubled by the focus on treating symptoms and not root causes. What are impoverished people doing having even more babies they can't afford, for example? And this anti-capitalist insistence that everything healthcare-related be "free" when, in fact, that simply means someone else gets the bill.

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