Mountains Beyond Mountains Essay
Paul Farmer was a kind, devoted doctor who sacrificed his life to help those in need in Haiti. His work involved curing sick people from tuberculosis (TB), making sure the disease did not spread, and making the towns in Haiti a better, cleaner place to live in. There were and still are many social injustices that Haiti is still struggling with today. For example, they have TB outbreaks because there’s no healthcare in the country for the poor. This has increased the outbreak of TB and many other diseases. Also, their poor living conditions aren’t sanitary thus increasing the probability for diseases to spread. There are many more social injustices in Haiti.
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Haiti was and still is the victim of many social injustices. The poor cannot meet their basic fundamental needs to survive. They do not have adequate food, water, shelter, or medicine to live a healthy life style. That is why so many of them fall victim to disease. Another social injustice is that Haiti is just being used for its natural resources and no one really cares about its people and how they are affected by this. When a damn was built, villages were flooded, so all of the people that lived there lost all of their belongings. The major social injustices are the class difference between the rich and the poor. The living conditions the poor live in are inhumane, but the rich live in very nice houses. Also the inequalities between the city and rural areas. Paul Farmer does the best he can to address these social injustice issues. He gives his patients food and water to help ensure they stay healthy and are able to fight off the disease. Farmer traveled great distances to make certain a patient was getting better and taking their medicine. Paul Farmer’s work is not just curing the people of Haiti from TB and MDR, but also trying to address