How does a hillside village in rural Burundi achieve health? It’s not through elaborate medical campaigns or massive treatment programs. Medical care, even of the highest quality, does not translate to sustained health. Health happens through desire, knowledge, and the means to do what is necessary.
The desire to be healthy is evident in a Saturday morning meeting we had with the parents of the schoolchildren in rural Burundi.
As they share the realities of life here, we turn our expertise into practical knowledge. As the relationship develops through this exchange, healthful behavior will evolve.