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Health Beyond The Blog: Bending The Arc

As the nights get longer and the weather gets colder, consider sitting down with your family and watch Bending the Arc on Netflix. The eye-watering documentary tells the story of three young individuals, Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, and activist Ophelia Dahl, as they revolutionize global health equality. It observes their struggles as they work to bring quality healthcare, the kind of healthcare that’s easily accessible and dispensable in other areas of the world, to those in poor countries. The documentary reflects how basic healthcare, listening skills, local community engagement, and home visits can literally reverse a patient’s life for the better. With help from Thomas J. White and Todd McCormack, the team has since founded Partners in Health, a nonprofit healthcare organization that has helped over one million patients in the poorest areas of the world.