NPR’s Jessica Harris recently interviewed PIH co-founder Paul Farmer on From Scratch. The focus: how did a college student with $1000 build an international organization that has helped reshape the public health landscape first in Haiti, and then a dozen other countries?
From Scratch focuses on the origins of successful entrepreneurial projects, this interview examines the ways Paul and fellow PIH co-founder Jim Yong Kim financed their first large-scale projects. Beginning with a grant from a Boston business man who was interested in helping the people Haiti, Paul and Jim expanded their work into Peru and Russia with the help of the then newly formed Gates Foundation, and eventually became a driving authority in conversations about health care and philanthropic work in resource-poor settings.
Listen to Paul's interview on the player below.
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