Baptist Town, Mississippi is the home of blues—and one of the poorest communities in America. In Mississippi, infant mortality rates reach third-world levels, life expectancy is far lower for blacks than whites and more than 20% of the population doesn’t have health insurance. Which is why Doctors Aaron Shirley and Mohammad Shahbazi have looked to an unlikely model to cure the Delta’s health blues—Iran’s rural health houses. RT’s Kaelyn Forde takes a look inside the plan to build health houses, staff them with welfare recipients and improve community health in Mississippi one house at a time.
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