07farmer_2A client once taught me, "You aren’t human until you’ve read Mountains Beyond Mountains." Tracy Kidder’s book describes the life-saving work of Paul Farmer, M.D., a zealous, effective role model in a world where healthcare and other basic human rights are not fairly distributed.

On Monday, February 25, 2008, Dr. Farmer will be in Cleveland to talk about "Global Health Equity" as part of the Town Hall series.

Want to go? For details and tickets for the presentation, click here.

Here’s a summary of Dr. Farmer’s biography:

•Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology at Harvard University
•Co-founder of Partners In Health
•Advocate for and provider of free healthcare for the world’s poor
•Oversees healthcare projects in Haiti, Russia, Rwanda and Peru
•Has published more than 200 articles, chapters and books
•Supports a "preferential option for the poor"