In conversation with Dr. Paul Farmer: Social Justice and the Movement for Global Health Equity

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In conversation with Dr. Paul Farmer: Social Justice and the Movement for Global Health Equity

By Global Health Program, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto

When and where

Date and time

Starts on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 · 7pm EDT


JJR Macleod Auditorium, (MS 2158), Medical Sciences Building 1 King's College Circle University of Toronto Toronto, ON Canada


This event is hosted by the Global Health Program as part of the 2013-2014 Speaker Series "Connections: Primary Care and Family Medicine in the Global Health Context" and is in partnership with Partners in Health Canada.


Taking into consideration the unique role of primary care in achieving health equity:

  • To frame the unique relationship between health and social justice.
  • To highlight the contributions of key community-focused organizations, such as Partners in Health, to health and social justice.
  • To discuss the role of partnerships in achieving health for all.

Paul Farmer: Chief Strategist and Co-founder, Partners In Health

Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, is Kolokotrones University Professor and Chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and Co-founder of Partners In Health. He also serves as UN Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Community Based Medicine and Lessons from Haiti. Dr. Farmer and his colleagues have pioneered novel, community-based treatment strategies that demonstrate the delivery of high-quality health care in resource-poor settings. He has written extensively on health, human rights, and the consequences of social inequality, and he is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Partners In Health Canada is a non-profit health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and the marginalized. PIH builds local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research and advocate for global policy change. PIH Canada was founded in 2011 and is based in Toronto.


What time will doors open? Doors will open at 6:00pm and the event will begin promptly at 7:00pm. We urge you to arrive early.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? Please contact us by email or call the Global Health Program at (416) 978-3763.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? Space is limited. Please make sure to print and bring a copy of your ticket with you. A ticket will guarantee entry.

About the organizer


The DFCM Global Health Program leverages the widely recognized depth and richness of Canadian family medicine to achieve equity and improve health of vulnerable individuals and populations in Canada and abroad.