Rwanda-Complete Health Access By 2024

Rwanda-Complete Health Access By 2024

The big issue of Patients lining up and waiting long hours for treatment at the health centres and hospitals are expected to be resolved by the year 2024.

Rwanda will have full access to health services in the seven-year government programme said Rwanda’s Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente.

The programme will focus on three pillars, namely: economic, social and governance will see construction and equipping of new hospitals, health centres and post health centres.

The facilities enlisted include Masaka, Ruhengeri, Nabikenye, Munini, Byumba, Gatonde Gatunda, and Muhororo hospitals, of the 36 district hospitals and seven referral hospitals.

The government also plans to construct o17 health centres.

At the moment Rwanda has 1089 general practitioners, 10795 nurses, specialists 303, 752 midwives, and 1543 laboratory technicians but the country spends over $ 1 million in healthcare expenses on cases referred abroad.

Rwanda’s State Minister for Health Dr Patrick Ndimubanzi during the China Rwanda health forum in March said that the country has made almost 100 percent access to primary health care but very little has been done in tertiary health care resulting in the increase in demand for specialized health care and expenses in medical tourism.

Rwanda asked for support from Chinese medical experts in the tertiary health sector, especially with regards to investment in the production of pharmaceutical products and service to attain the secondary level of health care access.

All Rwandan will have access to health care with skills development for medics and medical staff and building pharmaceutical plants and conduct research in treatment said the premier to the parliament.

“Full-fledged centres of treatment will be established to treat non-communicable disease with the help of the private sector investments,” Ngirente said.

The government intends to reduce the ratio of a patient to doctor from 10,055 per doctor to 7,000 per one doctor and ratio of patients per nurse to reduce 1142/ nurse to 800 and from 2500 expectant mothers per midwife from 4,037.

The Prime minister also said that malnutrition should be eradicating

“Nutrition programs will be conducted at village level and every child will get milk in schools while continuing with the 1000 days breastfeeding and nutrition campaign for maternal support,” Ngirente said.

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