This statement really got me:
“Infant mortality rates in the Delta region(of Mississippi) in some instances are the same as places like Syria or the Gaza Strip – in the heart of the United States – I was shocked.”
Those of us who don’t live in the US are often surprised by how bad the US health system is in some areas.
The comparison of the severe health challenges in Mississippi Delta to Gaza are the words of Dr. James Miller, director of Oxford International Development Group in Mississippi.
He is currently in Iran to study the country’s health system.One of the major reasons being that the Mississippi Delta region and Iran suffer similar medical challenges, and the Iranian health system may offer hints and ideas to Mississippi’s medics.
This is an absolutely fascinating story.
You can read the rest here on NBC’s website