Forbes 21 Apr 2020

Dr. Paul Farmer On The Role Of Equity Plans In Fighting Infectious Diseases In Impoverished Areas


Forbes CEO Mike Federle interviews medical anthropologist Paul Farmer at the eighth annual Forbes Healthcare Summit in New York City in 2019. In the one-on-one conversation before an audience of CEOs, scientists, doctors, patients and venture capitalists, Farmer reflected on the work of Partners In Health, which began in 1987 in Haiti. Last year the organization's clinics, now established in ten countries, conducted a million women's health checkups, among other services. More than 90% of maternal deaths occur in developing nations.

"If you look at any of the places where we've been lucky enough to work," Farmer said, "in every instance mortality has decreased and well-being has gone up...You need more than the government and established institutions to get these things to people who live in extreme poverty. We can't do our work without private philanthropy."

Paul Finebaum, Laura Rutledge and Marcus Spears discuss the obstacles with carrying out the 2020 college football season, along with the possibility of individual conferences playing even if others do not.

Testifying via video before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Dr. Anthony Fauci told Senator Patty Murray there is "no doubt" that coronavirus cases will rise as states ease up on stay-at-home orders, and it's essential to be prepared to handle it. Watch his remarks.
Forbes Senior Editor Zack O'Malley Greenburg talks with Wilmer Valderrama on the importance of storytelling during the pandemic.

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António Guterres (United Nations Secretary-General) on the beginning of Ramadan 2020.
I extend my warmest wishes as millions of Muslims around the world begin observing the holy month of Ramadan.
This will, of course, be a very different Ramadan. Many community activities will naturally be affected by measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, many people in conflict zones will once again be tragically marking this month with war and insecurity all around.
I recently called for an immediate global ceasefire to focus on our common enemy — the virus. I repeat that appeal today, recalling the words of the Holy Quran "and if they incline to peace, then incline to it".
Ramadan is also about supporting the most vulnerable. I thank governments and people throughout the Muslim world who live by their faith, supporting those fleeing conflict in the best Islamic tradition of hospitality and generosity — a remarkable lesson in this world where so many doors have been closed to those in need of protection, even before COVID-19.
Once again, my best wishes to all for mercy, solidarity and compassion in these trying times.
Ramadan Kareem.

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