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Top AARP Health Videos of 2011: Iranian Cure for the Delta Blues

Posted By Alejandra Owens On December 27, 2011 @ 9:31 am In Health Talk | Comments Disabled

The Mississippi Delta is one of the poorest places in the United States. Health care in the region is worse than in some developing countries.

Yet Iran – isolated for its atomic pursuits – has an innovative rural health care system the World Health Organization describes as “remarkable.” Since 1980, it has reduced child mortality by 70 percent.

Three Mississippi doctors are now trying to implement the Iranian system in the Mississippi Delta.

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