Bending the Arc towards Global Health Equity

Paul Farmer, MD, Cofounder, Partners In Health; Cori Shepherd Stern, Producer and Writer, Bending the Arc. Moderated by Steve Edwards.

Paul Farmer: Bending the Arc Towards Global Health Equity

We will live stream the post-screening discussion beginning at 6:40 p.m. CT.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights stipulates that everyone has a right to health. Yet today, 400 million people lack access to essential health services. Thirty years ago, that number was much higher; in recognition of this inequity, Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and Tom White founded the nonprofit organization Partners In Health to bring high-quality health care to the rural poor in Haiti.

The documentary Bending the Arc chronicles the progress and dedication of the organization—which now works in 10 countries around the world—in tackling entrenched diseases, global epidemics, and skepticism among the global community and its institutions. Please join the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Abbott in hosting Dr. Paul Farmer for a screening of Bending the Arc, followed by a discussion about today’s global health challenges, and the importance of public-private partnerships. 

Background reading and multimedia 

Speaker Bio


4:30 p.m.   

5:00 p.m.  
Film preview Bending the Arc

6:40 p.m.  
Film ends, discussion and Q&A begins 

7:20 p.m. 

Presenting Sponsor >

For nearly a decade, the global healthcare company Abbott has been working together with Partners In Health to fight malnutrition and expand economic opportunity in Haiti. To find out more:

Women and Global Development Forum Series Sponsors >

The Frankel Family Foundation
Holthues Trust
Ashley F.T. McCall and Avery McCall

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