Mountains Beyond Mountains Setting & Symbolism

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Boston, Massachusetts

City where the Partners In Health headquarters is situated. It is also home to Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Harvard Medical School

Harvard is where Paul Farmer earned his medical degree as well as a Ph.D. in anthropology. He eventually became a professor for the prestigious university. Jim Kim and Paul White are also alumni from here.

Brigham and Women's Hospital

Famous teaching hospital in Boston where Paul and Jim complete their medical residencies and return to for part of each year as specialists.

Cange, Haiti

This village is the first to capture Paul's attention and benefit from PIH funding. The village used to be associated with farming but lost its farmland when a dam was built along the Artibonte River. This plunged the inhabitants further into malnutrition and poverty.

Zanmi Lasante

Zanmi Lasante is the sister organization of Partners In Health...

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