With everything wrong in the world, it can be hard to remember what's going right. But there's evidence everywhere that progress is possible when we work together.
Rwanda’s healthcare system has revolutionized itself more than once. When the Clinton Health Access Initiative was first invited to Rwanda in 2002, it witnessed and supported the implementation of a high-quality, cost-effective HIV/AIDS treatment program.
Yesterday in South Africa, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton visited the Ramotse Clinic, which is in a semi-rural village on the outskirts of Hammanskraal.
Yesterday in Zanzibar, President Clinton and Chelsea Clinton kicked off a Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) malaria-awareness soccer match in Amaan Stadium, where attendees were able to visit informational booths about malaria prevention and get tested for malaria as well.
Across the developing world, rural communities’ health care services are often non-existent or inaccessible. In Zambia today, there is one doctor for every 23,000 people, well above the World Health Organization’s recommended ratio of one doctor and nurse to 7,000 people for Africa.