July 25, 2019
Jul 25

Chelsea Clinton and Partners in Health Co-Founder Paul Farmer discuss the fight for global health equity in latest episode of Clinton Foundation Podcast, “Why Am I Telling You This?”

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For Immediate Release: July 25, 2019
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Chelsea Clinton and Partners in Health Co-Founder Paul Farmer discuss the fight for global health equity in latest episode of Clinton Foundation Podcast, “Why Am I Telling You This?”

Episode features Dr. Farmer’s work to contain major public health and humanitarian crises and deliver world-class medicine in some of the poorest places on Earth; highlights collaborations with Clinton Foundation to improve public health on global scale.

NEW YORK – In the latest episode of “Why Am I Telling You This?,” pioneering physician, anthropologist, and Partners in Health co-founder Dr. Paul Farmer joins Chelsea Clinton to talk about his life’s work to deliver quality, comprehensive health care and fight devastating diseases in some of the poorest places on Earth. Paul has found himself on the front lines to contain major public health and humanitarian crises in some of the most at-risk places in the world, helping to stop pandemics before they spread and, most importantly, caring for those affected.

Over the past decade, Partners in Health has collaborated with several Clinton Foundation initiatives to improve public health on a global scale. Partners in Health has worked with the Clinton Giustra Enterprise Partnership (CGEP) to stimulate entrepreneurship for smallholder farmers in Haiti. Throughout Africa, from Liberia to Rwanda, Partners in Health has worked with the Clinton Health Access Initiative to directly address health inequities for the communities that need it most. Through the Clinton Global Initiative, Partners in Health has built and helped operate world class clinics such as the GHESKIO Center in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and the Butaro Cancer Center in Rwanda.

The podcast is a co-production of the Clinton Foundation and At Will Media, published without commercials, and available without a subscription fee now on Apple Podcasts and other podcast platforms. Previous episodes include:

  • “We, The People”: In this special episode for Independence Day, President Bill Clinton traces the evolution of the presidency from America’s founding through the present day and explores how the best presidents aimed to build an America that more closely resembled our highest aspirations;
  • Stonewall50: Pride, Progress, and the Future Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights: A conversation between Chelsea Clinton and Stonewall Inn owner Kurt Kelly commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots and World PRIDE;
  • Too Small to Fail: A conversation between Chelsea Clinton and Early Childhood Experts Ralph Smith and Dr. Susan Neuman;
  • José Andrés Controls the Fire: A conversation between President Clinton and chef, humanitarian, and Clinton Foundation partner José Andrés to discuss disaster recovery and resiliency in the Caribbean.

“Why Am I Telling You This?” – featured on Entertainment Weekly’s Must List – features conversations with President Clinton, Chelsea Clinton, Clinton Foundation partners and special guests. Drawing on their own experiences, they share stories of the people, issues, and events that have shaped our world and the Clinton Foundation’s work - and why we should be optimistic about the future. The series covers issues related to the Foundation’s work; conversations on global leadership; reflections on the Clinton Administration; and President Clinton’s wide range of interests and well-known intellectual curiosity.

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About the Clinton Foundation
Building on a lifetime of public service, President Clinton established the Clinton Foundation on the simple belief that everyone deserves a chance to succeed, everyone has a responsibility to act, and we all do better when we work together. For nearly two decades, that premise has energized the work of the Foundation in overcoming complex challenges and improving the lives of people across the United States and around the world.

As an operating foundation, we work on issues directly or with strategic partners from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors to create economic opportunity, improve public health, and inspire civic engagement and service. Our programs are designed to make a real difference today while serving as proven models for tomorrow. The goal of every effort is to use available resources to get better results faster – at the lowest possible cost.

We firmly believe that when diverse groups of people bring resources together in the spirit of true cooperation, transformative ideas will emerge to drive life-changing action.

About At Will Media

Founded in 2015 by CEO Will Malnati, At Will Media is a full-service media company based in Manhattan and Los Angeles. With over 50 years of combined experience, At Will Media sets the pace for the podcast industry as a partner for branded content and a hub for successful and critically acclaimed originals. From podcasts to custom Amazon Alexa Skills, At Will Media powers and produces shows for high-profile clients such as GQ, Morgan Stanley, Town & Country, WeWork, Viacom, 1 Hotels, and more.  The firm notably went on to produce the first daily audio product by L’Oréal and Hearst Beauty for Amazon’s Alexa. 2019 saw AWM receive a nomination in the category of “Best Branded Podcast” at the iHeartRadio Podcast Awards for The Atlantic Magazine’s podcast The Future According to Now, Season 2.  At Will Media' executive team is headed by entrepreneur Will Malnati, Glee actress and Emmy/Tony-award winner Jenna Ushkowitz, former Twitter exec Julie Martin and Audible alum Mitch Bluestein.