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Why Bother Trying to Change the World?

Ethan Casey | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Ethan Casey

Like establishing a garden or writing a book, building a patio in an uncertain world is an exercise in enlisting the passage of time to advantage: an act of faith.

Every Mother Counts in Haiti

Christy Turlington Burns | Posted 10.28.2013 | Impact
Christy Turlington Burns

Even though Haitian women are considered the "poto mitan"-- the "central pillars" of the family and their communities -- they are often the most underserved members of already poor communities.

UN Launches $2.27 Billion Cholera Plan For Haiti But Needs Funds

AP | By ALEXANDRA OLSON | Posted 12.11.2012 | Impact

UNITED NATIONS -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced a $2.27 billion initiative Tuesday to help eradicate cholera in Haiti and the Dominican...

DoGooder Spotlight: Transforming Haiti, One Job at a Time

Marc Ozburn | Posted 09.10.2012 | Impact
Marc Ozburn

Since 1000jobsHaiti essentially builds businesses in a foreign country, its aid strategy can be difficult to initially implement. However, the organization is making progress daily with patience and persistence.

Why Everyone Should Celebrate Jim Yong Kim's Election as President of the World Bank

Leslie Gerwin | Posted 06.25.2012 | World
Leslie Gerwin

This is a moment for Americans to recognize what Dr. Kim's work teaches us -- economic health depends upon healthy people and healthy communities.

Breaking Glass Ceiling Against Compassionate Expertise, Obama Taps Jim Yong Kim to Lead World Bank

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.23.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

President Obama has nominated Jim Yong Kim, a physician who has been a leader of efforts to extend access to health care in poor countries, to lead the World Bank. This is a huge, historic victory for justice.

Aid Group Believes It's Tracked First Haiti Cholera Case

AP | By TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- A mentally ill man who bathed in and drank from a contaminated river most likely was the first person to be infected in the C...

Paul Farmer Speaks At Wesleyan

newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu | Posted 07.23.2011 | College

"Keep the habits of critical analysis you've learned at Wesleyan. This may sound like an austere and overly-sober message," said Dr. Paul E. Farmer. "...

What If the Rich Were off the Grid?

Carl Pope | Posted 06.16.2011 | Green
Carl Pope

It's intriguing to look at the debate about clean, low-carbon electricity through the lens of health.

The F Word: Haiti's Hurricane Struggles

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Turning away from the U.S. elections for a moment, we can find plenty of places suffering not from a hurricane of campaign cash, but from actual hurri...

CGI 2010: Cancer -- the Developing World's 'Time Bomb'

Jane Wales | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jane Wales

Of all the pressing issues confronting the developing world, cancer gets comparatively short shrift. And yet, a majority of new cancer diagnoses come from developing countries.

An Inside Look at the 2010 Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

"Companies increasingly understand that social responsibility is part and parcel of what makes a market leader in the 21st century, and that makes our Annual Meeting a "must attend" forum for top CEOs."

Henry Louis Gates, Paul Farmer, And Other Harvard Profs Suggest Summer Reading Picks For Undergrads

The Harvard Crimson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While most high school students are assigned a list of books to read over the summer, undergraduates aren't required to do much at all during the summ...

Jennifer Beals: What a Feeling!

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

Jennifer Beals is the iconic symbol of the 1980s -- big hair, leg warmers and a feline body, star of Flashdance. But the Jennifer Beals of 2010 has morphed into an activist.

Promises, Promises -- What It Will Take to Rebuild Haiti

Dr. Joia Mukherjee | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Dr. Joia Mukherjee

Overall, March 31 was a very good day for Haiti, with one very big caveat: now pledges and principles have to be translated into concrete, effective, and sustained action.

Haiti: From The Ground Up

Patrick Duplat | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patrick Duplat

From removing rubble to providing shelter, protecting women from sexual violence to providing employment, rebuilding Haiti requires a wide range of actors who must learn to work with each other.

Why Conservative Christians So Often Fail the Common Good (Part I)

Richard T. Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
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Richard T. Hughes

Why do so many evangelical and fundamentalist Christians so often disregard two requirements that are central to the bible and to the teachings of Jesus: peacemaking and justice for the poor?

Help Send 120,000 Solar Lights to Health Teams in Haiti

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Two of the most highly regarded health care nonprofits in Haiti are making an urgent plea for 120,000 lights to assist them in giving medical attention to those dispersed in the rural areas.

St. Damien's in Haiti: A Calm Admist the Storm?

Maria Bello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Maria Bello

St. Damien's is the calm in the midst of a storm, though lack of medication is still a huge problem here. Amputations are commonplace, and could have been avoided with quicker medical attention.

Why the US Owes Haiti Billions -- The Briefest History

Bill Quigley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bill Quigley

The current crisis is an opportunity for people in the US to own up to our country's history of dominating Haiti and to make a truly just response.

Paul Farmer -- The Need for "Systems Thinking" in Health Care (Video)

Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D.

Global health pioneer and Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer, MD recently emphasized the need to bring "systems thinking" into the discussion of improving the delivery of health care world-wide.

Haiti: Partners in Health

Jennifer Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Jennifer Schneider

I have spent the last few years studying engineers' responses to humanitarian crises. One book I've found inspiring during this research is Tracy Kidder's Mountains Beyond Mountains.

Paul Farmer: On Jim Kim's vision for Dartmouth (Video)

Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D.

In a recent talk, Global health pioneer and Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer, MD spoke of his friend Jim Yong Kim's vision as he begins his term as the 17th president of Dartmouth.

Strength in What Remains: Tracy Kidder's Remarkable Story of a Refugee from African Genocide Who Gets Inspired in Haiti

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Can one person make a difference? Yeah right. Then I remembered the most powerful book I read in 2009 -- Strength in What Remains, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tracy Kidder.

Paul Farmer: Early Influences That Led to a Career in Medicine

Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sydney Finkelstein, Ph.D.

At a recent roundtable, Partners in Health co-founder Paul Farmer, MD spoke about the influences early in his life that led to his career in medicine. Watch it here.