Study Guide Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder|
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MOUNTAINS BEYOND MOUNTAINS BY TRACY KIDDER
He is the former priest who became the president of Haiti. He is admired by Farmer and is his friend. His intentions are to pull Haiti out of poverty.
He is the Cuban doctor who is head of the health services there. Farmer sees him and his program as a great model for how health care can be made available even for the poor.
His foundation helps obtain money for the Russian anti-TB program.
He is the little boy who dies even though the doctors and care givers at Zanmi Lasante do everything they can to get him to Boston in time for treatment that may save his life. He is a symbol of all the poor in Haiti who usually never have a chance, because of the poverty which hold them in its grip.
She is one Farmerís oldest and dearest friends and an administrative assistant in Haiti. She works very hard with Serena to get John to the United States.
He is Paulís ďchief of staff,Ē his closest male confidant in Haiti. He seems to understand just exactly what makes Farmer tick.
He is the little boy whom Farmer cures of scrofula and whose home situation prompts Farmer to make one of his long treks to care for patients on an individual basis, a characteristic that sets Farmer above all other doctors.
He is the priest who is working in Haiti when Farmer first arrives. He continues to do all he can to help establish clinics, build schools, and improve the living conditions of the poor.
He is the multi-millionaire who nearly gives away all of his money helping Paul in Haiti.
Father Jack Roussin
He is the priest who convinces Farmer to expand PIH into Peru and later dies of the very TB he was trying to wipe out.
He is the Peruvian doctor who acts as a go-between for Farmer and Jim Kim in Peru.
He is one of the men who wants to expand better health care globally and tries to convince Farmer to become a bureaucrat to do that until he see him in action in Haiti.
He is the Russian who convinces Farmer to help set up his model in Cange in Siberia to begin to control the epidemic of TB in Russia. His politics and his mouth often get him in trouble, but his heartís in the right place.
She is the doctor who almost single-handedly brings young John to Boston for help even though he eventually dies. She is the perfect example of O for the P - finding options for the poor.
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