Paul Edward Farmer was an American medical anthropologist and physician who died in his sleep in Kigali, Rwanda, on February 21, 2022, at the age of 62.
Farmer held an MD and Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he was the Kolokotrones University Professor and the chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
He co-founded Partners In Health (PIH), an international non-profit organization that since 1987 has provided direct health care services and undertaken research and advocacy activities on behalf of those who are sick and living in poverty.
What Did Paul Farmer Do?
Paul Farmer, in full Paul Edward Farmer who was born on October 26, 1959, North Adams, Massachusetts, U.S., American anthropologist, epidemiologist, and public-health administrator who, as co-founder of Partners in Health (PIH), was known for his efforts to provide medical care in impoverished countries.
For nearly 30 years, Paul Farmer has done what others thought impossible, bringing first-rate medical care to the poorest people on Earth. He first traveled to Haiti as a young medical student to volunteer in the most disease-ridden region of the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.
Paul Farmer Cause of Death
Paul Farmer died in his sleep while in Rwanda, according to Partners in Health, the global health nonprofit that he co-founded in 1987.