Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds

Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds

Constant Wonder

Fighting Ebola on the Frontline

Episode: Fighting Ebola on the Frontline

  • Dec 10, 2020 8:00 pm
  • 39:52 mins

Paul Farmer, a co-founder of Partners in Health, anthropologist, and acclaimed medical doctor, was one of the first international responders to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Successful treatment of Ebola hinges on the tension between controlling the spread of the disease and care for those who've already contracted the disease. Care is often seen as too expensive in poor countries and containment can't happen without proper PPE. One of Dr. Farmer's patients challenged him to write down the stories from the frontlines. Their stories have lessons for us in the current pandemic. Guest: Dr. Paul Farmer, Kolokotrones University Professor at Harvard Medical School; Co-Founder and Chief Strategist of Partners In Health; Chief of the Division of Global Health Equity at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston; author of "Fevers, Feuds, and Diamonds: Ebola and the Ravages of History"