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22.01.2020 Article

Pasha 49: How Rwanda rebuilt a broken healthcare system

By Ozayr Patel - The Conversation
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LISTEN JAN 22, 2020

Rwanda has made strides in its health sector in recent years. The country is noted for making faster than expected progress over the past 15 years in reducing deaths among children younger than five. This is the result of the work the government has done in building a strong health system and taking an inclusive approach to health coverage. But there are still challenges like maternal mortality, for example.

In today's episode of Pasha, Agnes Binagwaho, Vice-Chancellor at the University of Global Health Equity in Rwanda, discusses how building trust among the public played a key role in the success of Rwanda's health sector.

Read more: Lessons from Rwanda on how trust can help repair a broken health system

Photo: By beast01 – The flag of the country of Rwanda and stethoscope. The concept of medicine. Stethoscope on the flag in the background. Shutterstock

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