These three books could serve as an introduction for OLLI members new to this topic:
Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracy Kidder. [Random House, 2014]. An informative and uplifting biography of Paul Farmer, founder of Partners in Health.
To Repair the World, Paul Farmer.[University of California Press, 2013]. A call to service for the next generation.
Betrayal of Trust, Laurie Garrett. [Hachette Book, 2001]. An award winning critique of global health efforts from 2000. Her analysis is excellent and many issues continue to the present.
Katherine Kidd earned her PhD in international relations at the University of Pennsylvania. She directed the programs and taught in international studies at Sacred Heart and Fairfield Universities. International public health has been a longtime interest especially as issues of AIDS and TB affected countries in Central America, East Africa, and Russia where she fostered academic partnerships for decades.
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