For nearly thirty years, anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has traveled to some of the most impoverished places on earth to bring comfort and the best possible medical care to the poorest of the poor. Driven by his stated intent to "make human rights substantial," Farmer has treated patients—and worked to address the root causes of their disease—in Haiti, Boston, Peru, Rwanda, and elsewhere in the developing world. In 1987, with several colleagues, he founded Partners In Health to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. Throughout his career, Farmer has written eloquently and extensively on these efforts. Partner to the Poor collects his writings from 1988 to 2009 on anthropology, epidemiology, health care for the global poor, and international public health policy, providing a broad overview of his work. It illuminates the depth and impact of Farmer’s contributions and demonstrates how, over time, this unassuming and dedicated doctor has fundamentally changed the way we think about health, international aid, and social justice.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Partners In Health.
"When there is neither desire nor fear, there is but love," counsels Jean Klein, one of the philosophers cited in Yoga Gems: A Treasury of Practical and Spiritual Wisdom from the Ancient and Modern Masters, edited by Georg Feuerstein (The Yoga Tradition), founder and president of the Yoga Research and Education Center. Advice on everything from self-discipline to coping with grief to the process of meditation is found in this slim volume of inspirational quotations that introduces readers to the philosophical foundations of yoga.