December 4, 2014 - Paul Farmer

  • 12/04/2014

Stephen lands an interview with President Obama, a grand jury decision sparks outrage, a soap opera producer becomes an ambassador, and Paul Farmer talks Partners In Health.

(AUDIENCE CHANTING "STEPHEN!")

>> Stephen: THANK YOU SOMUCH, EVERYBODY.

WELCOME TO THE REPORT.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

WHAT A WONDERFUL EVENING.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: WHAT A WONDERFUL

EVENING TO BE HERE. COULDN'TTHINK OF A BETTER TIME, PLACE,

OR PEOPLE TO TELL THE TRUTH TO.THANK YOU SO MUCH,

NATION.

NOW I DON'T KNOW-- THANK YOUFOR BEING HERE, EVERYBODY.

IT'S A GREAT NIGHT.

IF YOU WATCHED MY SHOW ONMONDAY NIGHT OR TRIED TO

PRETEND YOU WEREN'T WATCHINGIT AT WORK ON TUESDAY, THEN

YOU KNOW THAT I AM TAKING MYSHOW DOWN TO WASHINGTON D.C.

IT'S A ONE-NIGHT ONLYSPECIAL THIS MONDAY

>> STEPHEN COLBERT PRESENTSMR. COLBERT GOES TO

WASHINGTON D.C. YA LATERLEGISLATOR.

PARTISAN IS SUCH SWEETSORROW.

A COLBERT VICTORY LAP 014.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: FOLKS I'M

GOING DOWN TO DC.

I'M GOING TO SEE ALL THESIGHTS.

THE BIG TOOTH PICK,MEGALINCOLN AND OF COURSE

THE POOL, WITH THAT HANDSOME MAN

STARING OUT OF IT AND MYSHOW IS GOING TO BE A

STAR-STUDDED EVENING BECAUSEI'M A STAR AND A STUD.

BUT-- , BUT OF COURSE THEHIGHLIGHT IS THAT I LINED UP

ONE OF MY FAVORITE 90sALTERNATIVE BANDS, THE

PRESIDENTS OF THE UNITEDSTATES OF AMERICA TO PLAY

THEIR HIT SONG PEACHES.

UNFORTUNATELY, THERE WAS ABIT OF A MIXUP AND I DID NOT

BOOK THE BAND.

I BOOKED THE ACTUALPRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA, BARACKOBAMA IS GOING TO BE MY

GUEST.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: OH YEAH.

NATION, I CANNOT OVERSTATEHOW HUGE THIS IS.

THE SIZE OF THE HUGENESS,LARGE.

I AM SO HONORED TO BESITTING DOWN WITH THE MAN

WHO SAT DOWN WITH BILLO'REILLY.

SO NATION, MARK YOURCALENDARS.

MONDAY DECEMBER 8th ATGEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY,

TICKETS ARE ALREADY SOLDOUT.

SO RESERVE A SEAT IN YOURLIVING ROOM NOW.

NATION, FOLKS, I COME TO YOUTONIGHT FROM A CITY GRIPPED

BY FEAR.

BECAUSE FOR THE PAST 24HOURS NEW YORK HAS BEEN

ENGULFED IN A HELL STORM OFPEACEFUL PROTEST.

DEMONSTRATORS HAVE TAKEN TOTHE STREETS HALTING NEW YORK

TRAFFIC TO A LEVEL THAT CANONLY BE DESCRIBED AS NEW

YORK TRAFFIC.

AND IT'S ALL BECAUSEYESTERDAY A STATEN ISLAND

GRAND JURY CHOSE NOT TOINDICT AN NYPD OFFICER WHO

KILLED ERIC GARNER, ANUNARMED BLACK MAN.

AND I HAVE TO ADMIT IT ISSHOCKING THAT ANYONE IN

MANHATTAN HAS SHOWNAWARENESS OF STATEN ISLAND.

FOLKS, FOLKS, THESEPROTESTORS AREN'T JUST AFTER

THE NYPD.

THEY ALSO TARGETED ANOTHERINSTITUTION.

>> PROTESTS BROKE OUT,BLOCKS AWAY FROM ROCKEFELLER

CENTER LAST NIGHT WHERETHOUSANDS HAD GATHERED FOR

THE ANNUAL TREE LIGHTINGCHRISTMAS CEREMONY.

>> THEY'RE NOW CHANTING"SHUT IT DOWN, SHUT IT DOWN,

ERIC GARNER, MICHAEL BROWN"THEY TRIED TO SHUT DOWN THE

ROCKEFELLER CHRISTMAS TREELIGHTING.

>> THANK GOD IT WASN'T THEROCKEFELLER MENORAH

OR THIS PROTEST WOULD HAVE GONEON

FOR EIGHT MORE NIGHTS.

>> LOOK, FOLKS, I PEOPLE AREANGRY BUT THIS IS NOT THE TIME

FOR ACTIVISTS TO TURNMIDTOWN SIDEWALKS INTO A

CONGESTED WAR ZONE.

THIS IS THE TIME FORTOURISTS TO DO THAT.

AND NATION-- (CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> I KNOW NEW YORK LOOKS TOME FOR LEADERSHIP SO I'M

CALLING FOR CALM.

NOW SURE, YOU COULD VIEW YETANOTHER NONINDICTMENT OF A

WHITE POLICE FOR THE DEATHOF AN UNARMED BLACK MAN AS

PART OF A LARGER TROUBLINGTREND.

OR YOU COULD BE FOX NEWS.

>> THE OFFICER IS WHITE.

THE VICTIM WAS BLACK.

AS YOU MIGHT EXPECT, THISINCIDENT IS ALREADY, ALREADY

DRAWING COMPARISONS TO THESHOOTING DEATH OF MICHAEL

BROWN IN FERGUSON, MISSOURI.

>> THERE IS A TENDENCY THATTHREE EXAMPLES CREATE A TREND.

>> STATISTICS DON'T SAYTHERE IS A PATTERN.

>> THIS IS TO THE ABOUT RACEDISCRIMINATION AND I DON'T

THINK IT SHOULD BE LUMPEDTOGETHER WITH ANY OTHER

TRENDS THAT ARE GOING ON.

>> WELL SAID.

THIS IS NOT-- WE'REALL-- YES, I AGREE WITH YOU.

I AM ANGRY AT THE IDEA THISIS A TREND.

IT IS NOT A TREND IT IS JUSTA SERIES OF INCIDENTS THAT

SHARE COMMON CHARACTERISTICS.

FOR THIS TO IT BE ANOFFICIAL TREND, TAYLOR

SWIFT WOULD HAVE TO KILLSOMEBODY AND TAY-TAY DON'T

PLAY THAT WAY.

OF COURSE LONG TIME VIEWERSOF THE LAST FEW MINUTES WILL

KNOW THAT I BROKE THE STORYABOUT RACIAL TENSION IN

AMERICA.

AT LEAST I ASSUME I DID.

LIKE YOU, I GET ALL MY NEWSFROM "THE COLBERT REPORT."

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)PLEASE!

DON'T LEAVE.

BUT WE WEREN'T THE ONLY ONESWATCHING ME BECAUSE THIS

WEEK PRESIDENT OBAMA TRIEDHIS BEST TO ADDRESS IS THE

ISSUE.

>> THE WHITE HOUSE ISPROPOSING A SERIES OF LAW

ENFORCEMENT REFORMS INRESPONSE TO THE UNREST IN

FERGUSON, MISSOURI.

PRESIDENT OBAMA IS ASKINGFOR 263 MILLION DOLLARS OVER

THREE YEARS FOR ADDITIONALTRAINING OF POLICE OFFICERS

AND OTHER RESOURCES.

>> I'M GOING TO BE PROPOSINGSOME NEW COMMUNITY POLICING

INITIATIVES THAT WILLSIGNIFICANTLY EXPAND FUNDING

AND TRAINING FOR LOCAL LAWENFORCEMENT, INCLUDING UP TO

50,000 ADDITIONAL BODY-WORNCAMERAS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT

AGENCIES.

>> Stephen: OH, GREAT TIMING,OBAMA.

YOU SHOULD HAVE ANNOUNCED ITON BLACK FRIDAY WHEN THOSE

BODY CAMERAS WERE 2 FOR 1 ATKOHL'S BEFORE 6 A.M.

TALK ABOUT TAX AND SPEND.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND THESEDEMOCRATS.

NOW UNFORTUNATELY, THIS IDEAOF PUTTING THE CAMERAS ON

THE COPS HAS SOME SUPPORTFROM CONFUSED CONSERVATIVES.

>> THE CAMERAS PROTECTHONEST COPS AS WELL AS

DISCOURAGE POLICE ABUSE.

>> I HAVE CHANGED MY MIND ONBODY CAMERAS.

AT ONE TIME I THOUGHT THEYWERE A MISTAKE.

NOW I BELIEVE THEY ARE AVERY GOOD IDEA.

>> I AM NOT SURPRISEDGIULIANI CHANGED HIS MIND.

HE IS IN FAVOR OF BEINGANYWHERE NEAR A CAMERA.

AND THE WHOLE THING-- THEWHOLE THING IS BASED ON A

FAULTY PREMISE.

AS ONE CALIFORNIA POLICECHIEF PUT IT WHEN YOU KNOW

YOU'RE BEING WATCHED, YOUBEHAVE A LITTLE BETTER.

THAT IS JUST HUMAN NATURE.

OH, YEAH, THAT IS WHY THOSEREAL HOUSEWIFES ARE SO WELL

BEHAVED.

FOLKS-- I GOT TO TELL YOU,IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE,

THIS THEORY IS CLEARLY BULLHOCKEY.

AND I WILL PROVE IT RIGHTNOW.

JIMMY, TURN OFF MY CAMERAS.

GREAT, OKAY.

CAMERA OFF.

I'LL PROVE MY BEHAVIOR ISUNCHANGED.

EXCUSE ME, I'M SORRY, LITTLECOUGH.

CAN I GET SOME WATER PLEASE,THANK YOU.

CAN I GET SOME WATER.

>> HERE YOU GO, STEPHEN.

>> WHAT IS THIS, TAP WATER?

WHAT THE HELL IS THIS?

>> OW!

>> READ YOUR CONTRACT.

I TAKE MY WATER AT 54DEGREES, TWIST OF LIME, NO

EYE CONTACT.

>> NO, NOT THE SWORD.

>> TASTE MY BLADE, YOU CUR!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> OH, HI, HI, IT'S JUST-- HOWTRAGIC.

ANOTHER SENSELESS SUICIDE.

TOO BAD THERE'S NO FOOTAGE.

MAN, I AM STILL PARCHED. CAN IGET SOME (BLEEP) WATER?

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

COME ON!

WHERE IS IT?

>> Stephen: WELCOME BACK,EVERYBODY, THANK YOU SO

MUCH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH,EVERYBODY.

IT'S GOOD TO YOU HAVE HERE.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, YOUKNOW I LOVE OUR NATION'S

AMBASSADORS.

WHAT I CAN SAY, I'M A BIT OFAN AMBASSMAN, THAT IS WHY I

HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THESENATE CONFIRMATION OF U.S.

AMBASSADOR TO HUNGARY.

THE PRESIDENT'S NOMINEE GOTA LOT OF ATTENTION FOR BEING

A BOLD CHOICE AND ALSO ABEAUTIFUL ONE.

>> A SOAP OPERA PRODUCERJUST BECAME THE U.S.

AMBASSADOR TO THE COUNTRY OFHUNGARY. SHE'S THE PRODUCER

OF THE TV SHOW "THE BOLD AND THEBEAUTIFUL"

>> YES, COLLEEN BELL, AFORMER "THE BOLD AND THE

BEAUTIFUL"" PRODUCER IS NOWTHE AMBASSADOR TO HUNGARY.

AND ONE ASSUMES ITS EVILTWIN, SERGIO.

AND SURE, COLLEEN BELL HASNO EXPERIENCE WITH FOREIGN

SERVICE OR SPECIAL KNOWLEDGEABOUT THE NATION HUNGARY.

BUT FOLKS, SHE WAS NOMINATEDFOR THE MOST NOBLE OF ALL

REASONS, SHE CONTRIBUTED$800,000 TO OBAMA IN THE

LAST ELECTION AND BUNDLEDMORE THAN $2.1 MILLION FOR

PRESIDENT OBAMA'SRE-ELECTION EFFORT.

HEY, FOLKS, THAT IS JUSTQUID PRO QUO.

YOU SCRATCH THE PRESIDENT'SBACK, HE APPOINTS YOU

AMBASSADOR OF SCRATCHBACKISTAN.

BUT THE CONFIRMATION TOOK ASHOCKING TWIST WHEN LONG

TIME FRIEND OF THIS SHOWSINCE MONDAY, JOHN McCAIN,

RIPPED BELL ON THE FLOOR OFTHE SENATE.

>> THERE IS NO IT DOUBT THATSINCE TAKING OFFICE IN 2010,

THE HUNGARIAN PRIME MINISTERMR. VICTOR ORBAN HAS

CENTRALIZED POWER.

MR. ORBAN IS COZYING UP TOVLADIMIR PUTIN.

>> I AM NOT AGAINSTPOLITICAL APPOINTEES.

I AM NOT AGAINST-- IUNDERSTAND HOW THE GAME IS

PLAYED. BUT HERE WE ARE,A NATION THAT IS ON THE

VERGE OF CEDING ITSSOVEREIGNTY TO A

NEO-FASCIST DICTATOR GETTING INBED WITH PUTIN AND WE'RE GOING

TO SEND THE PRODUCER OF "THEBOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL".

>> Stephen: WELL, WHO DO YOUWANT, JOHN?

WHAT DO YOU WANT, SOMEONEFROM "THE YOUNG AND THE

RESTLESS"?

THEY WOULD BE TOOINEXPERIENCED, THEN GET

BORED AND QUIT.

FOLKS, JOHN McCAIN IS DEADWRONG HERE.

I HAVE DEEP ROOTS IN HUNGARY.

I HAVE A BRIDGE NAMED AFTERME THERE.

AND THE HUNGARIAN AMBASSADORHIMSELF MADE ME AN HONORARY

CITIZEN.

MY ONLY QUALIFICATION, I AMON TV.

RIGHT THERE.

THERE'S YOUR PROOF.

AND FOLKS, "THE BOLD AND THEBEAUTIFUL" IS PERFECT

TRAINING TO BE ANAMBASSADOR.

HUNGARY IS A REGION RIFEWITH DRAMA AND THE CONSTANT

THREAT-OF-VIOLENCE.

EXACTLY THE SITUATION THE FORRESTER FAMILY ROUTINELY

HANDLED FROM THEIRPALLACIOUS ESTATE WHILE

SIMULTANEOUSLY RUNNING THEIRFASHION EMPIRE.

AND I AM CONFIDENT IFCOLLEEN BELL WAS ABLE TO

HANDLE THE ON-AGAIN,OFF-AGAIN MARRIAGE BETWEEN

SALLIE'S DAUGHTER MACYALEXANDER AND THORN FORRESTER

WHOM SHE EVENTUALLY LOST TOBROOK ONLY TO REUNIT WITH HIM

BEFORE FALLING IN LOVE WITHRECOVERING ALCOHOLIC DEACON

SHARP, OF COURSE THAT WASBEFORE SHE FELL INTO A COMA

AND HER FAMILY PULLED THEPLUG, THEN YEAH, I THINK

COLLEEN BELL CAN HANDLE ASHIRTLESS GUY ON A PONY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)THE POINT IS, COME ON, COME

ON.

AMATEUR HOUR.

THE POINT IS, I FULLYSUPPORT COLLEEN BELL'S

APPOINTMENT.

TO BE THE AMBASSADOR -->> STEPHEN, WAIT.

>> DR. DELVECCHIO, WHAT AREYOU DOING HERE?

>> YOU CAN'T LET COLLEENBELL BE AMBASSADOR TO

HUNGARY.

SHE'S NOT QUALIFIED.

AND I SHOULD KNOW, I'M HERLESBIAN LOVER.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: BUT-- BUT DOCTOR,

YOU'RE NOT A WOMAN.

>> MAYBE.

OR MAYBE I HAD A SEXUALREASSIGNMENT SURGERY TO

BECOME A MIDDLE-AGED ITALIANMAN.

>> Stephen: BUT, BUT THATWOULD MEAN --

>> I'M CARRYING YOUR BABY.

(LAUGHTER)

(LAUGHTER)

>> Stephen: WHY DOES THAT MAKECOLLEEN BELL UNQUALIFIED?

>> OH, I'LL TELL YOU.

AFTER THIS MESSAGE FROMCALGON.

>> WELCOME BACK, EVERYBODY,MY GUEST TONIGHT HELPED

FOUND THE MEDICAL CHARITY,PARTNERS IN HEALTH.

THEY USED TO BE ROOMMATES INHEALTH,

BUT THEIR FAMILIES ALWAYS KNEW

PLEASE WELCOME DR. PAULFARMER.

HEY, DR. FARMER, THANK YOUSO MUCH FOR COMING ON.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU SO MUCHFOR BEING HERE,

DR. PAUL FARMER.

YOU ARE THE CO-FOUNDER OFPARTNERS IN HEALTH, A

NONPROFIT THAT PROVIDESHEALTH CARE TO THE POOR ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

STARTED IN THE 1980s INHAITI.

THE GROUP IS NOW COMBATINGAIDS IN RWANDA, TUBERCULOSIS

IN PERU, EBOLA IN WESTAFRICA AND-- YOU HAVE BEEN

IN WEST AFRICA RECENTLY?

>> YES.

(LAUGHTER)>> Stephen: I'M GOING

TO WANT TO YOU TAKE YOURTEMPERATURE-- THERE, JUST

AT SOME POINT BEFORE YOU LEAVE,JUST GET THAT IN YOUR BUTT.

>> OKAY, I DO-- .

>> Stephen: I DO IT TO ALLMY GUESTS, NOT JUST YOU.

AGAIN, MY APOLOGIES TO DORISKEARNS GOODWIN

>> NOW OKAY, WHY DO YOUPROVIDE HEALTH CARE TO THE

POOR ALL AROUND THE WORLD?

WHY DO THAT?

SELL ME ON HELPING PEOPLE.

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, IT'S VERYGRATIFYING WORK.

IT'S VERY SATISFYING.

FIRST OF ALL-- .

>> Stephen: A LOT OF COIN INTHAT?

A LOT OF MONEY IN THAT?

>> WELL THERE ARE OTHERREWARDS.

WELL, YOU HAVE THE REWARD OFSEEING-- SEEING HOW

EFFECTIVE MEDICINE CAN BE INPUBLIC HEALTH.

>> Stephen: OKAY.

>> AND YOU GET TO USE YOURCOIN METAPHOR, YOU GET MORE

BANG FOR THE BUCK, ACTUALLY,WHEN YOU TURN YOUR ATTENTION

TO PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES AREDAMAGED BY POVERTY, AND

ILLNESS BECAUSE YOU WILL SEETHEY WILL RESPOND WELL TO

INTERVENTIONS THAT AREEASILY AVAILABLE TO US.

IT'S VERY SATISFYING.

>> Stephen: YOU ALSO HAVE ABOOK CALLED INFECTIONS AND

INEQUALITIES.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN ABOUTINFECTIONS AND INEQUALITIES.

INFECTIONS I UNDERSTAND.

THAT'S MEDICINE STUFF.

BUT INEQUALITY, INEQUALITYSOUNDS LIKE POLITICS.

THAT SOUNDS-- INEQUALITYSOUNDS LIKE ECONOMIC

INEQUALITY, SOCIALISM, HOWARE THEY RELATED TO EACH

OTHER?

>> WELL, I AM REFERRING TOECONOMIC INEQUALITY.

>> Stephen: IT HAS NOTHING TODO WITH MEDICINE

>> IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DOWITH MEDICINE.

>> Stephen: WHAT ARE YOUTALKING ABOUT, YOU CAN'T GET

SICK FROM BEING POOR.

>> YOU KNOW, SOCIALDISPARITIES RANGING FROM

RACISM DEGENERATIVEQUALITIES DO MAKE PEOPLE

SICK.

THEY MAKE PEOPLE SICKDIRECTLY.

BUT THEY PROBABLY MAKE OURSOCIETY SICK AS WELL.

>> Stephen: IS BEING POORCONTAGIOUS?

>> WELL, IN A SENSE IT ISCONTAGIOUS.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU DOSTUDIES OF OBESITY IN AN

AMERICAN CITY, AND YOU WILLSEE THAT THERE IS A SOCIAL

SPREAD OF CERTAINLY-- I AMRELUCTANT TO CALL THEM POOR

HABITS BECAUSE PEOPLE END UPLIVING IN PLACES THAT IT

DON'T HAVE GOOD AND HEALTHYFOOD.

OR DON'T HAVE SAFEENVIRONMENTS.

SO IN THAT SENSE, IT ISCONTAGIOUS.

>> Stephen: WHAT'S THEPRESCRIPTION FOR POVERTY?

>> WELL, THE PRESCRIPTIONFOR POVERTY INCLUDES

TRANSFER OF RESOURCES.

LIKE YOU KNOW, ONE OF THEIRMOST SUCCESSFUL AREAS OF

DEVELOPMENT IS-- I MEAN IT'SCAUSED BY A HOKEY NAME.

A CASH TRANSFER, CONDITIONALOR-- .

>> Stephen: THAT'S NOT AHOKEY NAME, THAT IS A

TERRIFYING NAME.

BECAUSE I'VE GOT A LOT OFCASH AND YOU WANT MY CASH TO

GO TO SOMEBODY ELSE?

>> WELL, AGAIN, YOU'LL HAVEA BIG RETURN ON THAT

INVESTMENT.

BECAUSE IF YOU-- .

>> Stephen: I GOT A BIGRETURN ON IT RIGHT NOW, MY

FRIEND.

CALLED WALL STREET.

>> WELL, COMPARED TO SOMEOTHER INVESTMENT ON WALL

STREET OR OFF OF IT,INVESTING RESOURCES IN

REALLY POOR FAMILIES, INPOOR COMMUNITIES, LEADS TO

PRETTY RAPID IMPROVEMENT.

AND I THINK THERE'S THEIDEA-- .

>> Stephen: HOW DOES THATHELP ME.

I GIVE MONEY-- I GIVE MYMONEY, IT GOES TO SOME POOR

GUY, YOU KNOW, WHERE, WHEREARE YOU GUYS WORKING?

GIVE ME A PLACE.

>> LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE.

>> Stephen: SO MY MONEY GOESOVER THERE, HOW IS THAT

HELPING ME?

HOW IS THAT SCRATCHING MYBACK?

>> THERE IS A LOT OFEVIDENCE TO SUGGEST THAT THE

WORLD WILL BE SAFER AND MOREPROSPEROUS IF THERE ARE NOT

THESE KIND OF INEQUALITIES,IF WE CAN ADDRESS THEM.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: HOW MANY PEOPLE--

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE PARTNERS

IN HEALTH HELPED WORLDWIDESO FAR.

>> CUMULATIVELY?

>> Stephen: YEAH.

>> MANY, MANY MILLIONS, IIMAGINE.

EVEN TENS OF MILLIONS ANDWORKING IN PARTNERSHIP

WITH PUBLIC HEALTHAUTHORITIES, FOR EXAMPLE, IN

RWANDA.

TO USE THAT EXAMPLE WE'VEBEEN LUCKY ENOUGH TO REACH,

YOU KNOW, SIGNIFICANTCOMPONENTS OF THE POPULATION.

AND SEE MASSIVE REVERSALS INMISFORTUNE THAT RWANDA KNEW

ONLY 15 YEARS AGO SO RWANDA,FOR EXAMPLE, IS A COUNTRY

WITH A PRETTY GOODHEALTH-CARE SYSTEM.

AND ALTHOUGH YOUCOULDN'T-- YOU MIGHT NOT

HAVE A HEART TRANSPLANTTHERE OR HAVE, YOU KNOW,

CHOOSE TO HAVE YOURMALIGNANCY TREATED THERE, IF

YOU ARE SICK AND ARE IN AVILLAGE, YOU CAN COUNT ON

THAT SYSTEM REACHING YOU.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THEREASONS WHY REDUCTION IN

EARLY MORTALITY HAS BEENMORE STEEPED IN RWANDA THAN

ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: HOW LONG

HAVE YOU BEEN DOING THIS WORK?

>> 30 PLUS YEARS.

>> Stephen: AND DO YOU GOYOURSELF TO SOME OF THESE

PLACES AROUND THE WORLD?

>> I DO.

>> Stephen: ROUGH PLACES,WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MOST

DANGEROUS PLACES YOU'VEBEEN?

IS.

>> WELL, I'VE BEEN IN VERY--PLACES THAT ARE UNSTABLE.

AND SO-- .

>> Stephen: THE HOUSE OFREPRESENTATIVES?

>> I WAS THERE YESTERDAY.

>> Stephen: WERE YOU REALLY?

>> YEAH

>> Stephen: YOU GOT OUTALIVE.

>> I DID.

AND THEY DIDN'T GET EBOLA.

SO-- I WAS THERE YESTERDAY.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)>> Stephen: DO YOU EVER-- OKAY,

I UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, IUNDERSTAND LIKE YOU KNOW

CARING FOR PEOPLE AND I,THIS IS EXACTLY THE KIND OF

WORK I WOULD DO, BUT NEEDLESMAKE ME... ALSO POOR PEOPLE, BUT

DO YOU, DO YOU HAVE LIKE EVEREMPATHY OVERLOAD

AND DO YOU EVER SAY TO YOURSELF"IF I VACCINATE ONE MORE KID

TODAY," DO YOU EVER GET TIREDOF THIS.

YOU WANT TO PACK IT IN?

WHY ISN'T THERE A HEALTHCRISIS IN ST. BARTS?

>> WELL, YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY,I MEAN, I THINK ONE DOES GET

TAXED.

AND YOU DO REACH THE LIMITS.

THAT IS THE WHOLE POINT OFWORKING IN PARTNERSHIP AND

WITH A TEAM.

BECAUSE THERE'S ALWAYSSOMEONE ON YOUR TEAM WHO IS

NOT TIRED OR OVERWORKED, YOUKNOW, IF IT'S A BIG ENOUGH

TEAM THAT IS THE OTHER GREATTHING ABOUT TEACHING IS YOU

BRING IN VITAL PEOPLE EVERYYEAR INTO THIS WORK SO IT IS A

GREAT WAY TO AVOID BURNOUT.

>> HOW IS THE ORGANIZATIONSUSTAINED?

>> A LOT OF PARTNERS INHEALTH SUPPORT COMES FROM

PRIVATE DONORS, INDIVIDUALS,MOST OF IT IN FACT

>> Stephen: IF SOMEBODYWANTED TO DONATE PARTNERS IN

HEALTH, WHERE WOULD THEY GO?

>> WWW.PIH.ORG.

>> Stephen: ALL RIGHT, THEREIS A GOOD CHANCE-- THERE IS

A GOOD CHANCE-- THERE'S AGOOD CHANCE THAT'S ON THE

BOTTOM OF THE SCREEN RIGHTNOW.

DR. PAUL FARMER, THANK YOUSO MUCH FOR BEING HERE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> Stephen: DR. PAUL FARMER,PARTNERS IN HEALTH.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

WELL, THAT'S IT FOR THEREPORT, EVERYBODY.

JUST 8 MORE SHOWS.

GOOD NIGHT.