Through the eyes of a Rwandan doctor

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I worked with a Rwandan doctor in Liberia recently. Partners in Health (PIH) has sent trained Haitian doctors to Rwanda, and trained them to train health professionals in Liberia. It is a South-South capacity building attempt that is inspiring. I met a Rwandan doctor, who was around college age at the time of the genocide in Rwanda. He said he just kept having this thought in his mind “How is genocide possible? How is it possible?” He was suffering to wrap his mind around how his fellow country men could commit such heinous crimes. He searched everywhere for answers, he wanted existential answers and joined a seminary.

Then, he came across Gandhi’s book “All Men are Brothers” which became an epiphany and transformed him even more. As he grew in his spiritual practice he wanted to marry social and spiritual transformation with justice.  He left the seminary one year before becoming…

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