01/28/2013 06:49 pm ET Updated Mar 30, 2013

Two Architects Reinvent the Hospital to Prevent Infections

Mass Design created a Rwandan hospital that drastically cut down on disease transmission.

As grad students, Michael Murphy and Alan Ricks accepted the challenge of using architectural design to address major world health issues like reducing disease transmission in Rwandan hospitals. Since opening their first hospital in that country's Burera District, the area has seen the most drastic drop in infant mortality of anywhere in the world. Now they've formed Mass, to tackle all sorts of problems associated with health worldwide.

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