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
- Paul Farmer Works to Heal Haiti in ‘Bending the Arc’
Jeannette Catsoulis, The New York Times, October 5, 2017
- 'An embarrassment’: U.S. health care far from the top in global study
Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post, May, 18, 2017
- The man who inspired me to be more selfless
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN, June, 16, 2017