Bending the Arc

Saturday, March 2 | 4:00 PM

Thirty years ago, as much of the world was being ravaged by horrific diseases like HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis, three remarkable young people, barely out of their teens – Jim Yong Kim, Paul Farmer, Ophelia Dahl – came together in a squatter settlement in Haiti.

Determined to provide the same world-class level of medical care they would expect for their own families to the Haitians that soon became their friends, they faced obstacles so enormous they weren’t even considered surmountable by the rest of the world.

The groundbreaking work they began in Haiti – creating a remarkable model of how to deliver the highest-quality care in the most unlikely places – would eventually grow to have massive global effects.

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