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[Perspectives] Are tyrants good for your health?

26 Apr 2014

Last summer, I travelled to Rwanda to learn more about its renowned public health programmes. I wanted to visit a clinic right up in the north of the country that I'd heard was amazing, and it was. In the past year, there had been no malaria deaths in the area it served, and no maternal deaths. Ambulances came to the clinic in 20 minutes to take women to the hospital if nurses felt they couldn't handle a delivery. Every medicine I could think of was in stock in the clinic pharmacy and there was a hotline number on the door for patients to call if they were asked for a bribe or had other complaints about the staff.

Date: 
26 April 2014

Click here to view the full article which appeared in The Lancet