Watch: Dr. Paul Farmer’s Memorial Service

Doctor, teacher, activist remembered by PIH, global health community

Posted on Mar 14, 2022

Hundreds gathered in Trinity Church in Boston to remember the life and legacy of Dr. Paul Farmer. Cover photos by John Ra / PIH; Behna Gardner

Partners In Health honored the life and legacy of Dr. Paul Farmer in a memorial service in Boston on Saturday, March 12, alongside friends and family of the late PIH co-founder and leaders in the global health community.

The two-hour memorial service took place at Trinity Church in Copley Square, where more than 600 people gathered and thousands more joined virtually, from Rwanda to Peru.

Eulogies were delivered by PIH Co-founder Dr. Jim Kim; Catherine Farmer, Paul’s oldest daughter; Dr. Anthony Fauci, a friend and chief medical advisor to President Joseph Biden; and PIH Co-founder Ophelia Dahl, who remembered Farmer’s fierce love and compassion, visionary leadership, and relentless humor.

Dr. Paul Farmer unexpectedly passed away on February 21 while in Butaro, Rwanda, teaching and mentoring the next generation of clinicians at the University of Global Health Equity and caring for patients at Butaro District Hospital.

Follow the links to see a tribute video to Dr. Paul Farmer and a photo slideshow commemorating his life and legacy, as well as reflections written by his friends, colleagues, and admirers.

A still from the memorial services of Dr. Paul Farmer
A Celebration of Life

View the full program from Dr. Paul Farmer's memorial service.


Dr. Paul Farmer sharing a friendly moment with one of his staff.

Paul's Promise

As we mourn the passing of our beloved Dr. Paul Farmer, we also honor his life and legacy.

PIH Founders - Jim Kim, Ophelia Dahl, Paul Farmer

Bending the Arc

More than 30 years ago, a movement began that would change global health forever. Bending the Arc is the story of Partners In Health's origins.

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