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Rwanda's Historic Health Recovery: What the U.S. Might Learn

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Over the last decade in Rwanda, deaths from HIV, TB, and malaria dropped by 80 percent, maternal mortality dropped by 60 percent, life expectancy doubled -- all at an average health care cost of $55 per person per year.

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lee e (114)
Monday February 25, 2013, 9:28 pm
Great artoc;e - wpi;d that we might take notice!

lee e (114)
Monday February 25, 2013, 9:29 pm
oops - that was "great article - would that we might take notice! (what happened to my fingers?)

Ro H (0)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:26 am

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 5:43 am
Noted, I agree with Lee;s first comment.

paul m (93)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 6:04 am


paul m (93)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 6:07 am


Ben O (171)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:25 am
It's fantastic, that's what it is!

Gloria picchetti (304)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:45 am
"First and foremost, credit belongs to the government of Rwanda's centralized planning. In 2000, the Rwandan government created a plan, called Vision 2020, to develop economically into a middle-income country over the next two decades. Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, Rwanda's Minister of Health, explained that "health is a key pillar of our development" and that without improving health, they will never alleviate the country's poverty."
That is too much for the US to accept. The GOP needs the poor people to die off.

Jane K (10)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 8:14 am
Amazing, while we crow about how good our medical care is, people in 3rd world countries get better care and it's provided to everyone. We need Universal Health care in the US. Take the profit out of health care and you pay for health care alone and not obscene profits for insurance companies so the CEO can have a gold toilet seat. It's disgusting.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 11:31 am
Thank you! =)

pam w (139)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 12:55 pm
Want to bet they don't have greedy INSURANCE companies in that mix?

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 4:08 pm

John B (185)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 6:06 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the link to the absolutely great article by Neal Emery. To see the stats was amazing. The western countries need to take a close look at Rwanda's healthcare model. Read and noted.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Tuesday February 26, 2013, 7:09 pm

Lynn S (235)
Wednesday February 27, 2013, 3:30 am
It was good to see thecorrelation between increased health and the economy. Also, if done correctly and in a timely manner, universal healthcare will pay for itself with small patient premiums.
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