Rwanda

Establishing Health Technology Assessment in Rwanda – Lessons for Other Countries

Stella Matutina UMUHOZA, Sabine F. MUSANGE, Alypio NYANDWI and Parfait UWALIRAYE Background Rwanda’s health sector has made tremendous strides in improving the population’s health status over the last two decades, including the achievement of the health-related Millennium Development Goals. The maternal mortality rate decreased from 750 deaths per 100,000 live births in 2005 to 203 […]

Towards Sustainability Of The Community-Based Health Insurance In Rwanda: Successes, Challenges, And Opportunities

Rwanda has made impressive gains in health over the last two decades. Life expectancy at birth has increased from 49 years in 2000 to 69.06 years in 2020 (National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda et al., 2020). The primary health care utilization rate increased from 0.81 visits per inhabitant in 2009 to 1.6 visits per […]

Towards The Institutionalization Of Strategic Health Purchasing In Sub-Saharan African: Progress, Lessons Learnt And Experiences From Rwanda

Background Health financing is at the heart and centre of the health system reforms in Rwanda. To attain the goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC), a health financing system undertakes a series of functions — resource mobilization, pooling and purchasing — to provide health services. Strategic health purchasing emerged as an essential pillar in Rwanda’s […]

Investing in Primary Healthcare (PHC) to Boost Universal Health Coverage: Experiences of Health Posts in the Rwandan Healthcare System.

Primary Health Care (PHC) is considered one of the critical components of the journey leading towards achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC). From this perspective, the World Health Organization (WHO) encourages all countries to continue investing at least 1% of their gross domestic product for primary health care (PHC) as the surest way to make progress […]

COVID-19 Response And Vaccination Rollout In Rwanda: A Whole Of Government Approach

Introduction Rwanda is an East African country of about 12 million people, with 83% living in rural areas. Rwanda’s whole-of-Government approach was instrumental in the COVID-19 pandemic response and rolling out the COVID-19 vaccination plan across the country. Rwanda’s Ministry of Health reported the country’s first case of COVID-19on 14th March 2020. Despite the Government […]

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