Abayobozi mu nzego za Leta, abaganga n’abandi bamenye ibikorwa by’Umunyamerika Dr Paul Farmer wari unafite ubwenegihugu bw’u Rwanda bakomeje gushengurwa n’urupfu rwe rwamenyekanye kuri uyu wa Mbere.
Yitabye Imana mu buryo butunguranye, asinzira ubudakanguka.
“Yazize umuvuduko ukabije w’amaraso ubwo yari asinziriye” ari mu Rwanda, nk’uko byatangajwe n’umuryango Partners in Health yagize uruhare mu gushinga.
Uwo muryango wamenyekanye mu Rwanda nk’Inshuti mu Buzima ni nawo ukomokaho Kaminuza y’i Butaro, , University of Global Health Equity, UGHE, ndetse wubatse ibitaro birimo ibivura kanseri bya Butaro hamwe n’ibya Rwinkwavu, byagize uruhare mu guteza imbere urwego rw’ubuzima mu Rwanda.
Ubwo yakoreraga muri Haiti mu 1987, Farmer yagize uruhare mu gushinga Partners in Health afatanyije na Jim Yong Kim wabaye Perezida wa Banki y’Isi mu 2012 – 2019.
Mu mwaka wa 2009 nibwo yasimbuye Kim nk’Umuyobozi w’Ishami ry’Ubuzima Mpuzamahanga (Global Health and Social Medicine) muri Harvard Medical School.
Muri uwo mwaka yagizwe Intumwa yihariye yungirije y’Umuryango w’Abibumbye, akorana bya hafi na Bill Clinton.
Uretse mu Rwanda na Haiti, Partners in Health, ifite ibikorwa muri Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mexique, Peru, u Burusiya na Sierra Leone ndetse no mu cyaro gituwe n’abaturage ba Navajo muri Leta zunze Ubumwe za Amerika.
Farmer yashyingiranywe na Didi Bertrand Farmer ukomoka muri Haiti, babyarana abana batatu Catherine, Elisabeth, na Sebastian.
Abayobozi barimo Perezida Paul Kagame bababajwe n’urupfu rwe.
Yavuze ko “bigoye kubona amagambo wakoresha” mu kuvuga kuri uru rupfu, ashimangira ko igihombo asize gikomeye.
Bill Clinton wabaye Perezida wa Leta zunze Ubumwe za Amerika, hamwe n’umuryango we bavuze ko uru rupfu ari igihombo gikomeye ku isi yose.
Ati “Ariko tuzi ko roho ye izakomeza kubaho binyuze mu mirimo itangaje ya Partners In Health n’abandi bafatanyabikorwa bayo, abantu benshi yabereye urugero natwe turimo, n’umuntu wese ubayeho ubuzima bwiza kubera ukubaho n’ibikorwa bye.”
Ni mu gihe Bill Gates usanzwe ari umwe mu baterankunga ba Partners in Health binyuze muri Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation yavuze ko Dr. Farmer ari intwari ndetse ko ahora aterwa ishema no kumwita inshuti.
Yamugaragaje nk’umuntu wari ushishikajwe no kugabanya ubusumbane mu bijyanye no kubona serivisi z’ubuzima ku isi, kandi akabiharanira.
Yakomeje ati: “Imirimo ye izakomeza binyuze muri Partners in Health, umuryango utangaje yagize uruhare mu gushinga. Ni umurage ukomeye.”
It is hard to find the words to express the sad news of the passing of Paul Farmer – the person, the Doctor, the philanthropist. He combined many things hard to find in one person.
— Paul Kagame (@PaulKagame) February 21, 2022
His work will continue through Partners in Health, the incredible organization he co-founded. It is a phenomenal legacy.
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) February 21, 2022
Paul Farmer changed the way health care is delivered in the most impoverished places on Earth. He saw every day as a new opportunity to teach, learn, give, and serve—and it was impossible to spend any time with him and not feel the same. Full statement: https://t.co/a5MgLrHeyE pic.twitter.com/nwodjTZ3g3
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) February 21, 2022
My heart is broken to hear the death of my friend and inspiring colleague Paul Farmer.
A giant in global health—an extraordinary advocate committed to leaving absolutely no one behind.
Our prayers and thoughts are with Didi, his children and his global family. RIP my friend. https://t.co/A4mDuz1mYH
— Amina J Mohammed (@AminaJMohammed) February 21, 2022
Deeply saddened & heartbroken by the passing of my dear friend & outstanding global health champion, Dr Paul Farmer. He led so many efforts for #healthequity & against root causes of injustices. We must never stop continuing his legacy. You will be so greatly missed my friend. https://t.co/U0M6JSrbhi
— Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus (@DrTedros) February 21, 2022
“The purpose of life is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." — Ralph Waldo Emerson
— Professor Senait Fisseha (@DrSenait) February 21, 2022
Devastating news. Paul Farmer gave everything—everything—to others. He saw the worst, and yet did all he could to bring out the best in everyone he encountered. Indefatigable, mischievous, generous, brilliant, soulful, skeptical, idealistic, beloved. A giant. https://t.co/x4Ug2KGGq7
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) February 21, 2022
"The idea that some lives matter less
is the root of all that is wrong with the world."
RIP Paul Farmer pic.twitter.com/GdBFNP7DPR
— James Martin, SJ (@JamesMartinSJ) February 21, 2022
I can’t begin to count the ways in which knowing Dr. Paul Farmer changed my life. He was an inspiration, a transformative thinker, a friend, a health justice North Star, and a complex boss. He pushed us all to do better. He had not finished teaching. I will miss you Paul 💔💔💔 pic.twitter.com/a8A1mfx4ab
— Louise Ivers MD MPH (@drlouiseivers) February 21, 2022
Devastated by the passing of Dr. Paul Farmer whose pioneering work with @PIH advanced global health equity and touched millions of lives across the world. He was a mentor and friend who I will miss deeply, forever. Keeping his family and all who loved him in my heart and prayers. https://t.co/qJGOFlUSVx
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) February 21, 2022
What heartbreak to hear this news. Paul Farmer is without a doubt one of the most loving, funny, generous & inspiring people to grace humanity with his soul in our lifetimes. If you were lucky enough to know him, your life was altered for the better. Dr Paul forever in our hearts https://t.co/qp15GpygY8
— Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton) February 21, 2022