Response To Paul Farmer's 'Last Mile'

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In my opinion, the most important “Last Mile” issue is providing adequate healthcare to people in underdeveloped countries. The issue of healthcare is not new, and there are certainly people such as Paul Farmer and companies like BD that are working to combat this issue. From reading Paul Farmer’s book, I learned that patients often need very specialized attention and it can be hard to reach the “last mile” to help every person. When Dr. Farmer spent an entire day walking to one patient, he went above and beyond what most people would have done. Yet, when he went out of his way to provide aid to one person, he sacrificed helping many patients at his clinic. For this reason, it is hard to efficiently provide direct care to everyone, simply

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