In Memorium

Paul Farmer

Remembering Dr. Paul Farmer

Paul Farmer, Founder and lead strategist for Partners in Health died on Monday, February 21, 2022. In its early years it was Partners in Health that first brought tuberculosis drugs to the Global South and AIDS drugs to Africa. Believing that health care was a human right, they showed that treatments for infectious diseases could be deployed in all environments.

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Walter Wallace Jr.

Last night Philadelphia police shot and killed Walter Wallace Jr., an African American man with known mental illness who was holding a knife. This happened despite Mr. Wallace’s mother and neighbors trying to tell the police that he was mentally ill, that they knew him and that he would drop the knife. This was an utterly outrageous abuse of power for which there can be no excuse whatsoever.

John Lewis

John Lewis

“Though I am gone, I urge you to
answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” – John Lewis

The civil rights leader, activist and Congressman died on July 17, 2020. He wrote an essay before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral.

Larry Kramer By David Shankbon

The death of Larry Kramer

Philadelphia FIGHT mourns the death of Larry Kramer, the most important AIDS activist in the history of the epidemic. Founder of both the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and later ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, Larry was instrumental in the creation not one but both of the gay community’s responses to the AIDS epidemic.

Dr. Mathilde Krim

Remembering Dr. Mathilde Krim

Dr. Mathilde Krim, the founder and guiding spirit behind the American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmFAR) died yesterday at the age of 91. Dr Krim was a noted researcher at Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital in New York City when the AIDS epidemic struck in the 1980’s.

Jen Wright

In The Spotlight

Jen Wright

Jen Wright is the Administrative Director of the Community COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Team. Under their leadership, the team has tested over 16,000 people and supplied more than 4000 vaccines throughout Philadelphia.

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Dr. Jeffery Eugene

Dr JJeffery Eugene

Jeffrey is a pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. His clinical expertise is in adolescent and young adult primary care, gender affirming medical care, sexual and reproductive health, medical care for youth living with HIV, and eating disorders.


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