Health Care is a Human Right: Bending the Arc

Join the UMB Center for Global Engagement for a screening of “Bending the Arc,” a documentary about a team of young people — Paul Farmer, Jim Yong Kim, and Ophelia Dahl — whose charitable medical work 30 years ago ignited a global health movement.

The film will be shown April 7 at 4 p.m. on the second floor of the SMC Campus Center.

The documentary’s promotional material states: “Their goal was simple but daring: to make high-quality health care available to everyone, even in the world’s poorest countries. Fighting entrenched diseases, political and bureaucratic machinery, and the existing charity and medical establishments, these crusaders took their fight from the village to the world stage, to ensure that health care is a right for all, and that geography should not determine destiny.”

UMB faculty and staff will share a few memories in honor of Paul Farmer, who recently passed away.

The event is sponsored by the Center for International Health, Education, and Biosecurity and the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health at the School of Medicine; the Graduate School; the Office of Global Health at the School of Nursing; the Physician Assistant Leadership and Learning Academy; the School of Pharmacy; and the School of Social Work.

Food will be provided.

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