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I believe that health care is a human right.

Paul Farmer
Co-founder, Partners In Health

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Everyone deserves good health care and good nutrition. Without these people cannot reach their full potential in life.

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Kathy C.

I'm not sure that I'll ever be able to explain the impact that PIH has had on my life. By simply existing and making a true difference in this world, PIH has given me the strength to dedicate my life to the welfare of others. Someday I want to be a part of what PIH does by going out and implementing life-saving programs and treating people that will remind me each and every day that I'm fulfilling my life's purpose. I can't wait for that day, and I think about this goal every time I find myself feeling defeated because it's a struggle in itself to get to a place where I can make a difference like this. I truly admire PIH and every one that's a part of an organization that genuine and compassionate. I hope one day to be a role model for people as you all have become for me.

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Nida V.

The PIH team has thrown their actions behind their mission for 25 years. Not believing that health is a human right is often a thin guise for racism and classism - and this has no place in our interconnected world. Our actions influence communities thousands of miles away - how can we turn our back on this responsibility to our global neighbors?

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Bozena M.

If it were not for the help of others... I would not be here. I am now writing my first book about my healing. I read the story about Paul Farmer while I was recovering from severe mercury poisoning. Hero became a new meaning for me. Thank you for all that you do!!!

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Laura Lee T.

Because PIH believes in the inherent worth and dignity of EVERY human being and addresses the root causes of human suffering and inequality.

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Rebecca B.

PIH addresses the fundamental needs of the whole person. In western society we are so confused between needs and wants but PIH keeps fighting for the necessities for all people regardless of status or geography. May God bless this work and keep it fruitful. I share with others so they can see this is the best place to invest your money for tomorrow.

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Julie G.

Because PIH understands that illness is more than a biological phenomenon. Its roots are also social. To improve health, we have to improve much more than physical well-being. PIH gets that.

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Dustin K.

PIH treats people/patients with respect and as deserving of dignity, allowing them to help themselves and each other in more ways than just medicinally. If the PIH approach was used world-wide, even in the poorer parts of the rich USA, the world would be a better place.

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Nancy C.

As a Boston teacher, I taught many Haitian students and became engaged with their parents, who had risked everything, coming to the US hoping to find a better life for their children. All had stories about how much they loved Haiti despite the country's obvious shortcomings. A friend introduced me to Paul Farmer through Tracy Kidder's book, Mountains Beyond Mountains. Dr. Farmer's dedication to helping the impoverished seemed to go far beyond the mission of any charitable organization I had ever heard of. And I feel confident that my donations go to help the needy, not to enrich administrators.

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Catherine D.

“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that's wrong with the world.”

—Dr. Paul Farmer
Chief Strategist & Co-founder