The Rwanda Cure

Langreth, Robert
October 2007
Forbes Asia;10/29/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 18, p64
The article focuses on a program by New York's Columbia University to improve health centers in Rwanda. In Mayange, many children die in their homes because their parents could not afford the town's 18-bed clinic. However in 2006, only 28 children under the age of 5 have died, down from over 100. The program, run by Joshua Ruxin, a professor of public health, brought improvements to the town's clinic. It now provides basic services like generic antibiotics, rehydration fluids for diarrhea, malaria medicines, and insecticide-treated bed nets.


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