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医疗平等的秘诀

基加利—想象一个国家,其90%的人口有医保覆盖,90%的艾滋病毒携带者享受长期药物治疗,93%的儿童接种了包括HPV在内的常规传染病疫苗。你猜这片迷人的医疗平等土地在哪里?斯堪的纳维亚?哥斯达黎加?纳尼亚?

往非洲猜——准确地说,是卢旺达。

在我的祖国,医疗是所有人都能保证拥有的权利,而不是富人和权贵所专有的特权。卢旺达仍然很穷,但是,在过去15年中,其医疗进步引起了全球关注,这名副其实。2000年,卢旺达出生寿命预期只有48岁;如今为67岁。国际援助起到了一定作用,但我们的成就主要来自其他非金融创新。

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