The epic story of the global health movement is seen through the intimate narrative of Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, and other courageous doctors and patients who led the fight, against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, to bring medical care to the poorest people and most neglected regions around the world.
Healthcare is a human right, and this film shows the people making it so
If you've ever thought about what it takes to change the way the world works, this film shows you one way it happens. It tells the story of the people who started with nothing but the idea that everyone everywhere deserves quality healthcare, grew that idea into an organization proving it can be done, and eventually changed the minds of the worldwide medical establishment to include treatment of the poor as part of the baseline standard. Follow the protagonists from idealistic college students to founders of the medical group Partners in Health, delivering state-of-the-art treatment to the poorest in rural Haiti, to advocates for top-line healthcare delivery to the poor around the world. They showed it could be done and then demanded that the medical establishment revise its views about what is possible on a global scale. This inspiring and amazing tale of perseverance is told beautifully and poignantly, tracing the history up to present day health crises and the response of the people passionately driven to see that no one is left behind.
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