Paul Farmer once said, "To accompany someone is to go somewhere with him or her, to break bread together, to be present on a journey with a beginning and an end… There's an element of mystery and openness…. I'll share your fate for a while, and by 'awhile,' I don't mean a little while.' Accompaniment is much more often about sticking with a task until it's deemed completed by the person or person being accompanied, rather than by the accompagnateur."
In life, many times, we find ourselves walking parallel journeys, journeys that often have family and friends accompanying us during highs and lows. Grassroots is one such journey. As we reflect on the past five years, it is as if we were being prepared for this journey. A key element that was missing was someone who shared the same purpose, vision, and passion for global health and had the audacity and tenacity to dream big, push the envelope to create thoughtful disruption in areas most in need. We met during a global health intensive summer program at Harvard University. Listening to each other talk about our vision for bridging the healthcare gap and bringing quality care to the poorest was the push needed to initiate the ideas for Grassroots.
At Grassroots, we believe that our patients and their families are most important, and accompanying them in their journey is an essential part of bridging the healthcare gap. Dr. Paul Farmer's teachings drive us, and our work is taking forward his effort to create the highest quality healthcare for the world's poorest. We hope you will accompany us on this journey.
Bhavini and Nadeem
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