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Paul Farmer’s Article on Rwanda’s Public Health Featured in New York Times

February 6, 2013 by

Rwanda has become a public health success story in the years after the 1994 genocide and could provide a model to the rest of Africa.  A New York Times article reports on a British journal BMJ article published by Dr. Paul Farmer who says, “If these gains can be sustained, Rwanda will be the only country in the region on track to meet each of the health-related Millennium Development Goals by 2015.”

The New York Times writes, “Outside experts disagree about why Rwanda has succeeded, with some putting it all down to foreign aid. Dr. Farmer gave credit to the national government, saying it had correctly focused on the leading causes of death and disease and systematically gone after them.”

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