PBS NewsHour

Can ordinary citizens help fill gaps in health care?

Clip: 10/17/2016 | 8m 30s

In the midst of radical changes in health care policy, some U.S. providers are looking to an unlikely model: Sub-Saharan Africa, where ordinary citizens are trained as medical support for their communities. In the U.S., City Health Works is following suit, using community members to form long-term relationships with patients to fill gaps in care. Special correspondent Sarah Varney reports.

Aired: 10/17/16

Rating: NR

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