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Kagame Meets 800 Doctors To Discuss Quality Health

President Paul Kagame is meeting with a group of 800 medical doctors at Intare Arena facility- they are discussing “Contribution & Challenges of Medical Doctors in providing quality health care”.

Rwanda wants to realise universal Health Coverage to insure the entire population.

This requires improving Health Posts service package, building capacity for health providers at Health Post, equip Health Posts for better diagnostic and treatment, digitalize and improve communication between Community Health Workers, Health Posts, Health Centres, and District Hospitals.

In January the Ministry announced it had entered partnership with Society for Family Health to establish the Next Generation of Health Posts of Excellence.

According to Dr. Diane Gashumba the Health Minister, these health posts of excellence will help reduce the workload of health centres

“We want to provide primary health care at health posts and more importantly reduce the walking distance to the health facilities from 50 minutes to 25 minutes of walk to seek health care services,” Gashumba said then.

 

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