by Kelly Nee | Managing Editor

SCRANTON – The founders of Partners in Health are hosting a virtual panel to discuss global health and social justice.

All university students are encouraged to attend on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. Registration for the panel is free and can be done here.

Partners in Health is a nonprofit organization that deals with the treatment of globally spreading infectious diseases, including COVID-19.

The organization works to create awareness of how socio-economic inequality contributes to the spread of infectious disease among populations lacking the proper resources.

Students will have the opportunity to meet founders Dr. Jim Yong Kim, Ophelia Dahl, and Dr. Paul Farmer. The virtual event will be moderated by Tabitha Jackson, director of The Sundance Film Festival.

Award winning documentary Bending The Arc is based on the work of Partners in Health, as well as the best-selling book Mountains Beyond Mountains.

The nonprofit organization is committed to achieving global health equity, as well as developing strategies to advocate for vulnerable communities.