- Rwanda is internationally recognized for its success in offering universal access to healthcare.
- With over 80% of Rwandans insured by the mutuelle de santé, Rwanda has ensured that her citizens have access to basic health care.
- Rwanda has also successfully reduced the infant mortality rate by over 60%.
- The country currently operates a well-functioning, decentralized healthcare public service system comprising 1700 health posts, 500 health centers, 42 district hospitals and 5 national referral hospitals.
- Rwanda also has a vibrant private health services sector, which comprises of 2 general hospitals, 1 eye hospital, 1 eye clinic, 50 clinics and polyclinics, 8 dental clinics, 4 eye clinics and 134 dispensaries.
- There is 1 Joint Commission International-certified hospital and 1 public medical college producing 100 general practitioners per year.
- Rwanda plans to expand the provision of better health care and develop medical tourism through the attraction of state-of-the art and specialized medical facilities such as King Faysal Hospital, and the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali (CHUK).
MANUFACTURING OF HEALTH PRODUCTS AND EQUIPMENT;
Opportunities are available in;
- Manufacturing of pharmaceutical products and medical equipment.
- Medical supply distribution companies to ensure that medical products are accessible.
PROVISION OF ADVANCED HEALTH CARE SERVICES,
- Health facilities such as clinics, super specialty hospitals and diagnostic centers are highly demanded.
- In order to pave the way for medical tourism, three niche sub sectors have been identified for Rwanda to focus on:
MEDICAL SCHOOLS TO GENERATE SKILLED STAFF FOR HEALTH SECTOR:
- With just one physician per 15,428 residents and one nurse per 1,200 residents, Rwanda has opportunities in medical education and training institutes such as medical schools, nursing paramedical schools, medical engineering schools and eLearning platforms.
- Qualified health workforce will help to respond to emerging health care needs.