Breakthrough Health Care Innovation in Rwanda

Can a breakthrough health care innovation in Rwanda work in the US? Next on “NOW.”

In rural Rwanda, the simple and time-tested idea of medical house calls is not only improving the health of the community, but stimulating its economy as well. On Friday, December 18, at 8:30 PM (check local listings), “NOW” travels to the village of Rwinkwavu to meet the Rwandan doctors, nurses and villagers who are teaming up with Boston-based Partners in Health and the Rwandan government to deliver medicine and medical counseling door-to-door. Would such an innovation work in America?

In the capital of Kigali, “NOW’s” David Brancaccio sits down with Rwandan President Paul Kagame to talk about international aid and Kagame’s ultimate vision for a healthy, financially-independent Rwanda.