2014 will mark the 20th year since the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Over the past decade, the Rwandan health sector has linked an equity plan with a robust delivery system to achieve some of the steepest declines in premature mortality ever documented anywhere. The country’s child mortality rate—once the world’s highest—has fallen at a pace of 11.1% per year, and is now in line with the global average. There is much to celebrate, but perhaps even more to learn.

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