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Health advocate Paul Farmer to deliver Yale talk

April 21, 2012
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NEW HAVEN, Conn.—A physician known for his work to improve health care in countries including Haiti is delivering a lecture this week at Yale Divinity School.

Dr. Paul Farmer will give a talk titled "The Corporal Works of Mercy and the 21st-Century Struggle Against Poverty."

Farmer is a Harvard Medical School professor and a founding director of Partners in Health, an international nonprofit organization. He is also the U.N. deputy special envoy for Haiti.

He has won several humanitarian awards and was profiled in the 2003 book "Mountains Beyond Mountains" by Tracy Kidder.

The lecture on Thursday is free and open to the public.

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