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Ophelia Dahl, cofounder of the global group Partners in Health, is the recipient of the 2023 Radcliffe Medal from Harvard University, awarded each year to "an individual who has had a transformative impact on society." Partners in Health builds local partnerships to address health issues. Dahl was hailed for her "unfailing optimism, clarity of vision and unsurpassed ability to get the work done." Ben Gabbe/Getty Images for Greenwich International Film Festival hide caption

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Dr. Paul Farmer (right) and Dr. Sriram Shamasunder on the Butaro hospital campus in Rwanda on Feb. 17. Farmer died on Feb. 21. Courtesy of Chandler Villaverde hide caption

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Courtesy of Chandler Villaverde

Dr. Paul Farmer, photographed in 2017 at a screening of a film about his life's work, Bending the Arc. Desiree Navarro/Getty Images hide caption

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Global health champion Dr. Paul Farmer has died

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People line up to receive a rapid COVID-19 test in an agricultural community in Immokalee, Fla., where the poverty rate is over 40%. Partners in Health is working with the Coalition of Immokalee Workers to test, educate and vaccinate the community during the pandemic. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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An N95 respirator — a critical piece of personal protective equipment. The U.S. is now restricting the ability of aid groups abroad to use American funds to buy PPE. Xinzheng/Getty Images hide caption

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Computer illustration of malignant B-cell lymphocytes seen in Burkitt's lymphoma, the most common childhood cancer in sub-Saharan Africa. Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library/Getty Images hide caption

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Alicia Keys attends the 2014 Social Good Summit, a conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world on Sept. 21 in New York City. Taylor Hill/Getty Images hide caption

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