A 2-year-old in rural Liberia has a fever. It could be malaria, and the only way to get treatment is for her mother to carry her on her back, cross a riverbed by canoe and walk through a forest for two days to get to a health care clinic.
This was the type of thing Dr. Raj Panjabi encountered when he returned to his childhood home of Liberia as a medical student 15 years ago. In the country that his family fled to escape a civil war, Panjabi saw that people were dying from diseases that mo
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