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Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières & Partners in Health

Please think about donating.

Support Doctors Without Borders in Haiti

My heart goes out to Haiti.

I’ve also donated to Partners in Health, the organization created by the amazing Dr. Paul Farmer to help the poor in Haiti receive health care.  You can read about his life and work in Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder. Dr. Farmer has also written books on the spread of infectious diseases, especially among the poor. I almost did a PhD in Public Health because of his research. I am still very interested in the connections between governments, access to health care and poverty and sometimes I wish I had gone into biology and medicine instead of foreign languages. Not that I don’t think teaching & learning languages is extremely important because it certainly is, it’s just that I also believe helping every human being stay healthy and alive is equally important – and I wish I could help more instead of just sending money.