Doctor Interview Project

In these interviews, physicians working with Fund for Global Health share their experiences in implementing primary health care abroad. We see how working globally allowed these physicians to serve a diverse clientele and learn more about varying cultural norms within health care. The aim of these interviews was not only to collect global health insight, but also to ask about the physician’s relationship with advocacy and social justice.

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Dr. Barry Bacon, Interviewed September 16th, 2019

Family doctor in Colville, Washington


In this interview, Dr. Bacon gives a background on what he does as a family physician through a global health lens, as well as how his experiences abroad have made him more involved with social justice and education. He describes some of the populations he has worked with in Kenya, Rwanda, and Malawi, and states how working with impoverished populations has taught him about differing access to health care. Dr. Bacon explains that through his experiences, he has learned that peace must be the basis for good health, and is a key component of primary care.