A public health leader who fought for the poor: Remembering Paul Farmer

Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder of Partners in Health, speaks during a discussion regarding initiatives to combat non-communicable diseases at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York, September 21, 2011. Photo by REUTERS/Allison Joyce.

Dr. Paul Farmer, who devoted his life to bringing healh care to impoverished people around the world, died on Monday at age 62. Also a professor at Harvard Medical School, Farmer lived between the U.S., Haiti, and Rwanda. He was known for going door to door across villages to personally deliver care.