Former President Bill Clinton recently appointed PIH co-founder Paul Farmer as Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti. This honorary role permits him to continue his teaching and clinical work at Harvard and to serve the people of Haiti, said PIH Executive Director Ophelia Dahl in a statement to supporters. "Paul and others on our team are enthusiastic about working alongside President Clinton and other friends of Haiti to advance economic development there and to assist the Haitian government in implementing its priorities," said Dahl. "This is wonderful news for Haiti and for all of us. After 25 years of working hand in hand with our Haitian colleagues and partners, we are confident that President Clinton's mandate will bring much needed support and investment to the courageous people of Haiti." Read the UN press release.