She was a co-founder of Partners in Health with Dr. Paul Farmer. Dahl reflects on her philosophy and goals — and what she learned from Farmer, who died last year.
Known for his efforts to improve global health and as the founder of the nonprofit health organization Partners in Health, Farmer died in Rwanda at age 62.
Dr. Sriram Shamasunder just spent a week in Rwanda at the university co-founded by Paul Farmer — and witnessed the passion and compassion of this global health champion days before his untimely death.
The charity Partners in Health aims to improve health services in lower income places like Haiti and Rwanda. Now it's setting up a permanent presence in the U.S. with an $11 million federal grant.