Latest Paul Farmer Stories

2013-12-02 23:04:41

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) annually presents the Maxwell Finland Award and the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award to recognize individuals for their outstanding achievement in humanitarian service, public education, legislative contributions, clinical and/or research activities, and training future leaders in the field of infectious diseases. Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) December 02, 2013 The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) recently...

2012-09-06 12:48:22

Provocative NEJM essay calls for redoubling of efforts Each year, nearly 2 million people die from tuberculosis — a treatable disease that has been brought under control in the United States, but continues to ravage other parts of the world. This health inequity should prompt a complete rethinking of the way tuberculosis is fought on a global level, argue Salmaan Keshavjee, MD, PhD, and Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH). Their argument appears in an essay...

2012-01-10 11:28:34

Special section in the American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene on disease in post-quake Haiti includes likely identity of first cholera case and Paul Farmer and Louise Ivers' expert perspective on why amid huge aid effort cholera 'exploded' Internet-based news and Twitter feeds were faster than traditional sources at detecting the onset and progression of the cholera epidemic in post-earthquake Haiti that has already killed more than 6500 people and sickened almost half a...

2011-06-01 12:52:55

Cholera's challenge to Haiti and the world Debate about the public health response to Haiti's cholera epidemic continues as the crisis enters its ninth month, with some experts arguing that a vaccination campaign in Haiti would be neither feasible nor cost-effective, and advocating putting forth other measures. In a viewpoint article published on May 31st in the open-access journal PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, a coalition of medical and public health researchers, policymakers, and...

2011-05-26 14:49:00

MIREBALAIS, Haiti, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The PIH/ZL-MSPP Teaching Hospital of Mirebalais, a major public health services and medical training facility in Haiti's Central Plateau approved by the Board of the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission (IHRC) in August 2010, is quickly moving toward completion, having passed the 50 percent completion point this May. The project was approved in response to a Haitian Ministry of Public Health's (MSPP) request, and its development is being led...

2011-03-28 10:50:00

Peter Orszag on Fiscal Austerity with Steve Kroft of CBS' 60 Minutes and Paul Farmer on Health and Human Rights EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The Hamptons Institute presents "Spring Awakening" on Saturday, April 16 at Guild Hall in East Hampton. The Ideas Festival, sponsored by Guild Hall in collaboration with The Roosevelt Institute, features former Obama administration budget director, Peter Orszag, in a conversation on the nation's fiscal and economic...

2011-01-07 10:55:00

BOSTON and ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Partners In Health (PIH) and Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and its philanthropic foundation, the Abbott Fund, today announced a partnership to empower Haitians to create local solutions to the longstanding problem of severe malnutrition in Haiti. Together, PIH and Abbott plan to build a nutritional food production facility that will allow Haitians to produce locally-sourced, high-quality nutritious food products. The initiative also aims to...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'